It’s a few days late, but it’s finally here! The THIRD edition of the weekly newsletter, Breaking Down the Hedges! What’s in store for us this week? I have to mention that some of my favorite people on earth still to this day do not see any reason to be concerned about the level of public (and personal) monitoring/surveillance that is going on all around us. I hope they read this first section.
1. Maryland Police Are Deploying Cameras To Watch Other Cameras (Business Insider, via InfoWars)
…local people had started targeting the speed cameras police put up in intersections, as well as surveillance cameras. The police said that since April, six people have been involved in camera damaging activities.
He said he didn’t get too worried until the fire. Yes, one of the cameras incinerated.
Liberati, who’s the commander of the Automated Enforcement Section, in other words “speed cameras,” says each camera can cost up to $30,000. They needed to do something to deter the camera saboteurs. Liberati thought cameras to watch the cameras was a good solution.
Liberati said that speed cameras, under Maryland state law, can only be used to track speeding violations, so the station ordered separate surveillance cameras.
It is interesting to me that the police, who are ostensibly “serving the people,” are not taking a hint from the violent reaction of the people, and are instead deploying the stupid cameras-to-watch-cameras. In the end, monitoring the populace is profitable to various government agencies, and it will never go away. The local police pad their coffers with tickets and fines, and what do the Feds get? Read on…
2. Judge Napolitano: Bipartisan Senate Panel Report Finds DHS Intelligence Effort Had ‘Nothing to Do With National Security’ (Fox News Insider)
According to the bipartisan investigation, the program found no potential terrorist activity and often spied on innocent Americans.
The Senate panel wrote in its report, “The subcommittee investigation found that the fusion centers often produce irrelevant, useless or inappropriate intelligence reporting to DHS, and many produced no intelligence reporting whatsoever.”
Judge Napolitano said the program is costly, but the DHS doesn’t know the exact price tag. It could cost anywhere between $300 million and $1 billion dollars. The Senate committee says that more than $1.4 billion has been spent and even counted a different number of fusion centers than the DHS claims to have.
So, the federal government is paying an unknown amount to fund an unknown number of “fusion centers” that are not helping the Department of Homeland Security accomplish its supposed task of keeping us safe from terrorists, and instead are “[spying] on innocent Americans.” Is that clear? No worries, though. You can trust Big Brother. And you were wondering what this one had to do with surveillance!
3. ACLU of Michigan exposes police surveillance cameras being used in residential neighborhoods (End the Lie)
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan recently put out a fascinating report (PDF) on the use of surveillance cameras in residential Lansing, Michigan which seems to be congruent with the ongoing rise of the use of surveillance cameras and associated technologies.
The growth in the use of surveillance cameras coincides with the increasingly common use of armored surveillance vehicles as well as expansion of the American surveillance state as a whole.
Some of the placements are nothing short of disturbing with one camera boasting a 360-degree field of view of an area up to 500 feet with zoom capability placed immediately outside of a home.
The cameras placed by the Lansing Police Department run around the clock and leverage high-definition color, night vision and focus features that allow the camera to “resolve minute detail in even the most severe environmental conditions,” according to the report.
“This means that the Lansing cameras give police the ability to read words on a piece of paper in someone’s hand within 50 feet, clearly discern a license plate that is 300 feet away, or recognize a face at 400 feet,” the ACLU of Michigan writes.
Well, once again, I fail to see what the problem is here. When a terrorist decides to drive up to your home in a severe thunderstorm to steal your mail, the local police will have all the necessary camera footage to prosecute that sucker! I’m feeling safer already! Now, if only I could get them to come out when my vehicles get stolen…
4. Intensified Warrantless Spying in America (Global Research)
Newly released ACLU Justice Department documents and Kurt Eichenwald‘s just published book titled “500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars” provide new information on lawless spying in America.
Eichenwald described “the most dramatic expansion of NSA’s power and authority in the agency’s 49 year history.” It was devised days after 9/11, he said. In fact, it began much earlier.
In December 2000, the NSA said:
“The volumes and routing of data make finding and processing nuggets of intelligence information more difficult. To perform both its offensive and defensive mission, NSA must ‘live on the network.’ “
Its mission “demand(s) a powerful, permanent presence on a global telecommunications network that will host the ‘protected’ communications of Americans as well as the targeted communications of adversaries.”
Who knows when this began. Bet on long before 9/11. That incident made it easier. Doing so disregards Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) provisions.
Obama officials claim they trump rule of law accountability. Incontrovertible evidence doesn’t matter. Based on their say alone,they claim a divine right to operate unconstitutionally ad nauseam.
They want Supreme Court approval. Most people have no idea what’s going on. Unless the High Court slaps them down, they and succeeding administrations will operate unconstitutionally without interference.
Okay, let me get this one straight: the NSA had a plan back in 2000 to monitor “the ‘protected’ communications of Americans,” they implemented these acts after 9/11, blaming it on the necessity of protecting us from supposed terrorists that did not exist as a threat 11 years prior, and they have been violating both the Foreign Surveillance Act and the Constitution to do it all along. Nope, nothing to see here.
5. House Approves Sweeping, Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers (Wired)
The House on Wednesday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that legalized and expanded the George W. Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.
The FISA Amendments Act, (.pdf) which is expiring at year’s end, allows the government to electronically eavesdrop on Americans’ phone calls and e-mails without a probable-cause warrant so long as one of the parties to the communication is believed outside the United States. The communications may be intercepted “to acquire foreign intelligence information.”
The government has also interpreted the law to mean that as long as the real target is al-Qaida, the government can wiretap purely domestic e-mails and phone calls without getting a warrant from a judge. That’s according to David Kris, a former top anti-terrorism attorney at the Justice Department.
The government does not have to identify the target or facility to be monitored. It can begin surveillance a week before making the request, and the surveillance can continue during the appeals process if, in a rare case, the secret FISA court rejects the surveillance application. The court’s rulings are not public.
The vote was 301-118 in favor of passage, with 111 Democrats and seven Republicans voting no.
Smith, while imploring the House to pass the measure, said the FISA Amendments Act “is one of the most important votes we cast in this Congress.” Terrorists, he added, “are committed to the destruction of our country.”
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California) countered during a more than hour debate on the floor, urging the House to defeat the measure. “I think the government needs to comply with the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution all the time,” she said. “We can be safe while still complying with the Constitution of the United States.”
Number One thing to remember here is that “terrorists” are an intentionally nebulous group, to which anyone can allegedly belong, thus providing the perfect setup for what the NDAA established: anyone can be arrested for any reason, and detained anywhere for any length of time, up to and including forever. The military-industrialist complex profits from war. The selected target du jour loses. The Federal government gains power from war. The American people lose. The hardest thing about keeping this cycle running in the past was continually finding, and fomenting hatred against, a new enemy, every time an old one disappeared. Now, we have “terrorism,” the eternal, invisible, chameleon enemy.
Did you notice how the rights of Americans mean absolutely nothing, let alone the Constitution? Think about that for a minute: they are ignoring the Constitution, the one document upon which our entire country and form of government is supposedly based!!! Does that lead you to feel safer? Perhaps it does, I suppose. But, doesn’t it make you feel just a wee bit more of a slave, now that the government has usurped your freedoms?
6. City To Be Watched By Permanent Eye In The Sky (PrisonPlanet)
The Californian city of Lancaster will be the first to experience a “new era in law enforcement surveillance” with residents set to be watched by a permanent eye in the sky which will beam constant video footage back to police headquarters including crimes in progress as well as “scenes of mundane day-to-day life.”
If you thought monitoring your phone calls, emails, and the front of your house was bad enough, how about everything you do in public?!? Well, yes, there will be fewer crimes when Big Brother can see what everyone is doing every minute of the day!
7. Whistleblower: NSA Analyzing Conversations In Real Time (PrisonPlanet)
The National Security Agency is storing all electronic communications and analyzing them in real time, according to former NSA employee turned whistleblower William Binney, who warns that the federal agency has a Google-style capability to search all conversations for keywords.
Since 2008, the NSA has had the legal power to intercept all phone calls, emails and text messages sent by American citizens without probable cause. However, although long suspected, the agency has never admitted that it is analyzing the content of such messages, conceding only that persons, dates and locations are part of the snooping process.
However, in a recent sworn declaration to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Binney, a former NSA employee with the signals intelligence agency within the DoD, divulges that the federal agency, “has the capability to do individualized searches, similar to Google, for particular electronic communications in real time through such criteria as target addresses, locations, countries and phone numbers, as well as watch-listed names, keywords, and phrases in email.”
Using as many as twenty data intercept centers throughout the United States which can each store an almost unimaginable quantity of information, Binney notes that, “The sheer size of that capacity indicates that the NSA is not filtering personal electronic communications such as email before storage but is, in fact, storing all that they are collecting.”
Have you ever said anything you later regretted? Do you know anyone, perhaps a family member, who brings up past conversations and holds them against you like they were words you had used just today? Well, now the United Stated government has the capability of doing the same thing, only they have the aforementioned powers of the NDAA behind them, to throw you in jail forever over anything they dig up, basically. Reminds me of a scripture I once read in Isaiah 29:
20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cutoff:
Satan is called “The Accuser” for a reason. (See Rev. 12:10.)
This quote from the article mentions “data intercept centers.” What could those be? In fact, they are the very same “fusion centers” mentioned in the opening article. We’ll get to them soon.
8. Speak up: US law enforcement to use Russian software to store millions of voices (RT)
The US government has already proven its intent to see all evil, with the use of Orwellian programs like TrapWire. But it can now hear all evil too, as law enforcement agencies implement a tool able to store, analyze and identify voices in seconds.
‘Voice Grid Nation’ is a system that uses advanced algorithms to match identities to voices. Brought to the US by Russia’s Speech Technology Center, it claims to be capable of allowing police, federal agencies and other law enforcement personnel to build up a huge database containing up to several million voices.
When authorities intercept a call they’ve deemed ‘hinky’, the recording is entered into the VoiceGrid program, which (probably) buzzes and whirrs and spits out a match. In five seconds, the program can scan through 10,000 voices, and it only needs 3 seconds for speech analysis. All that, combined with 100 simultaneous searches and the storage capacity of 2 million samples, gives SpeechPro, as the company is known in the US, the right to claim a 90% success rate.
According to Slate.com’s Ryan Gallagher, who spoke with SpeechPro president Aleksey Khitrov, the software is already being used in many different countries and for ‘noble causes’ only – like in Mexico, where Voice Grid helped identify and apprehend kidnappers during a ransom call, thus saving their victim’s life.
Both the FBI and the NSA have expressed interest in the program, which is also expected to be used at 911 call centers and police precincts. And sample lists would, of course, contain ‘persons of interest’ – known criminals, terror suspects or people on a watch list.
Or would it?
The definition of ‘suspect’ has been known to be loosely interpreted by US law enforcement agencies in the past. What with the FBI branding people as ‘terrorist suspects’ for buying waterproof matches or flashlights, and the Department of Homeland Security urging hotel staff to notify authorities immediately if a person has tried to use cash and/or hung a ‘do not disturb’ sign on their door, it’s easy to see why many are spooked by the idea that not only can the government see you at all times, it can also hear you.
In fact, combined with the capabilities of TrapWire, this would give law enforcement agencies an unprecedented ability to effectively dismiss both the country’s founding documents and any notion of privacy you may have had.
No more fingerprint, mister smartypants! Now, we have your voice recorded, analyzed, and stored in our database to detect your verbal involvement in criminal activity. Gotcha! Oh, and the involvement of Russia should in no way concern you. (I should mention here that Russia Today is not an entirely trustworthy source, as it has ties to the KGB. However, since this news story has been reported on in other sources, it was safe to use.)
9. Philippines gags internet with ‘draconian’ cyber crime law (RT)
The Philippines has approved measures to prosecute users that post “defamatory” comments on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook. They will be liable for a fine of 1 million pesos (US$24,000) or face up to 12 years in prison.
Websites that publish the material may also be shut down.
Remember that stuff I said earlier about “making a man an offender for a word,” and so forth? Yeah, it’s like that.
10. Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You From 164 Feet Away (Gizmodo)
Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body—agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you.
And without you knowing it.
The technology is so incredibly effective that, in November 2011, its inventors were subcontracted by In-Q-Tel to work with the US Department of Homeland Security. In-Q-Tel is a company founded “in February 1999 by a group of private citizens at the request of the Director of the CIA and with the support of the U.S. Congress.” According to In-Q-Tel, they are the bridge between the Agency and new technology companies.
Their plan is to install this molecular-level scanning in airports and border crossings all across the United States.
This is one article you will want to read all the way through. Notice the “bridging” of agencies. This ties into the fusion centers and “privately owned corporations” mentioned in #1 below. Notice also the direct involvement of both the CIA and Congress to create and implement this technology.
Fusion centers are designed to “fuse” data, bringing together data from a plethora of sources – Facebook, Google, email, texts, phone calls, surveillance cameras, fingerprints, etc. – and making them available as a complete package for use by government agencies. In other words, fusion centers create files on American citizens for the government, whether they are law-abiding or not. While they claim to be used to fight terrorism, the only notable information to come from fusion centers in recent years has been in reports issued to warn of the “terrorist threat” of anti-abortion advocates, Christians, Constitutionalists, and Ron Paul supporters.
I shared an excellent article from Wired Magazine about fusion centers in Breaking Down the Hedge (#1), that explains the sheer enormity of the data storage capabilities just one fusion center will have, which is understandable considering they plan on capturing everything everyone has ever said/written/done, for the rest of their existence.
1. The 72 Threat Fusion Centers Were Designed To Threaten You (InfoWars)
There are 72 Threat Fusion Centers. 50 state based and 22 urban centers set up during the Bush presidency in cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. They collect information from all 16 US intelligence agencies, the CIA, FBI, the military, state and local police agencies and privately owned corporations and organizations like the ADL and SPLC which some say should be registered as agents of a foreign power Israel.
A lot of their information comes from contractors. So just how many contractors does DHS employ? Senator McCaskill said DHS doesn’t even know how many contractors there are working for them. Some estimate at one time there was as many as 200,000. If you understand bureaucracies and contractors, you will realize that these people need to justify their paychecks by finding terrorists. And that probably already includes you because you are on the Internet and have opinions.
Article #7 above mentions “as many as twenty data intercept centers.” Mm-hmm. And, as always, Alex Jones tells it like it is. The involvement of the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) is disconcerting, as they tend to mislabel and misidentify organizations that are anything but “progressive” or otherwise left-leaning.
2. The Risks Homeland Security Fusion Centers Pose to Americans’ Civil Liberties (The Dissenter)
The investigation found state and local agencies had used federal grant money to purchase “hidden ‘shirt button’ cameras, cell phone tracking devices, and other surveillance equipment unrelated to the analytical mission of a fusion center.”
A grant was awarded to the Arizona Department of Public Safety in 2009. Money went to the fusion center in Arizona, the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC), which purchased “equipment for a surveillance monitoring room.” A new laptop, software, two monitors and two 42” flat screen televisions were bought. This occurred despite guidelines that do not consider surveillance a part of fusion center operations.
The Office of General Counsel reminded Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) employees in April 2008 that DHS personnel “are prohibited from collecting or maintaining information on US persons solely for the purpose of monitoring activities protected by the US Constitution, such as the First Amendment protected freedoms of religion, speech, press, and peaceful assembly and protest.”
It is also noted in the report, “The Privacy Act prohibits agencies from storing information on U.S. persons’ First Amendment-protected activities if they have no valid reason to do so…”
Also, the subcommittee noted the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) put out a report in February 2009, which led to “public outrage.” Purporting to provide analysis of the “modern militia movement,” it was “poorly researched and written” and alleged “militia members most commonly associate with third party political groups,” like the Libertarian Party. It stated these violent militias are typically composed of people who support Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and/or Bob Barr. It said these people might display signs, cartoons or bumper stickers with “anti-government rhetoric.” They might display the Gadsden flag or “anti-immigration and anti-abortion” messages.
…The findings are not abnormal. They reflect the fact that these fusion centers have often been used for neo-COINTELPRO operations.
What the subcommittee looked at were drafts not released. The ACLU has previously called attention to public reports released, which are similar to ones the subcommittee discovered were canceled:
- A Texas fusion center released an intelligence bulletin that described a purported conspiracy between Muslim civil rights organizations, lobbying groups, the anti-war movement, a former U.S. Congresswoman, the U.S. Treasury Department and hip hop bands to spread Sharia law in the U.S.
- The same month, but on the other side of the political spectrum, a Missouri Fusion Center released a report on “the modern militia movement” that claimed militia members are “usually supporters” of third-party presidential candidates like Ron Paul and Bob Barr.
- In March 2008 the Virginia Fusion Center issued a terrorism threat assessment that described the state’s universities and colleges as “nodes for radicalization” and characterized the “diversity” surrounding a Virginia military base and the state’s “historically black” colleges as possible threats.
- A DHS analyst at a Wisconsin fusion center prepared a report about protesters on both sides of the abortion debate, despite the fact that no violence was expected.
Like the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wrote in a “spotlight on surveillance” report in June 2007, “A national network of state fusion centers, working with the federal government, comes perilously close to a domestic surveillance agency, which has been rejected by the public and law enforcement officials.” There has been documented abuse:
In December 2003, just nine months after the Department of Homeland Security had been created, an officer from the DeKalb County, Georgia, Division of Homeland Security observed and photographed vegans who were peacefully protesting outside a Honey Baked Ham store. When two protesters noticed they were being photographed, they wrote down the license plate of the man’s unmarked government. After they refused to turn over the paper with the license plate number, the Homeland Security officer arrested them. In 2004, two plainclothes Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies identified themselves as Homeland Security agents while monitoring a protest by striking Safeway workers.
In February 2006, two Montgomery County, Md., Homeland Security agents walked into a suburban Bethesda library, demanded the attention of all the patrons, and told patrons that viewing Internet pornography was illegal. It is not illegal to view pornography in a public library, and Montgomery County simply “asks customers to be considerate of others when viewing Web sites.” The Washington Post said, “After the two men made their announcement, one of them challenged an Internet user’s choice of viewing material and asked him to step outside, according to a witness. A librarian intervened . . . [and later a] police officer arrived. In the end, no one had to step outside except the uniformed men.” The men were later reassigned, but the incident raised questions about why exactly Maryland Homeland Security agents thought it part of their Homeland Security duties to enter a public library, survey the patrons, and then incorrectly tell patrons that their legal viewing habits were illegal acts.
In conclusion, the subcommittee report affirms the worst fears or concerns shared by civil liberties organizations. Indeed, its officials engage in operations similar to operations FBI agents engaged in during the days of COINTELPRO.
This report is being painted as proving that fusion centers are just a bunch of idiots bungling their simple job of analyzing data, while in reality they are doing exactly what they were designed and intended to do. According to Wikipedia, “COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counterintelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveying, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.” Enough said.
Interestingly, the Council on Foreign Relations, one of the most connected non-elected globalist agencies ever to influence the United States government, has a fluff piece on fusion centers on their official website. If you know anything about the CFR, this alone ought to raise an eyebrow.
It’s here! The FIRST edition of “Breaking Down the Hedge,” the weekly review of news stories and current events with commentary. Let’s get down to business.
The inhabitants of a police state experience restrictions on their mobility, and on their freedom to express or communicate political or other views, which are subject to police monitoring or enforcement. (Police State, Wikipedia)
1. Bizarre TSA “Freeze” Security Drill Caught on Camera (InfoWars)
The video shows the final 24 seconds of a 2 minute period during which travelers were ordered to “freeze” by TSA workers and were not allowed to move.
One TSA screener is heard to say, “stay right where you are,” at a man who is walking through the airport, as the other static travelers look on in bewilderment.
According to the You Tube user responsible for uploading the clip, “This video was shot within the “secure” area of the terminal, BEYOND the security gate.”
“Note that the TSA “guard” is offering no explanation, only giving harsh threats and orders to stay still. Note that there was NO event or threat taking place of any kind,” he adds.
This is, truly, a bizarre policy. What’s even more bizarre is that people are allowing the TSA to get away with it! But I’m not surprised. The American sheeple have been letting them get away with all sorts of inappropriate behavior for years now. In fact, I blogged about this back in 2010. See “God’s Word on Full Body Scanners,” part 1 and part 2. Unfortunately, no one gave any heed to my advice, and in the two years since then, we have seen groping of individuals by TSA employees, molestation, rape, threats, harassment, lies, child porn on TSA computers, a verified epidemic of TSA employees with police histories of rape and molestation, cancer from naked body scanners (especially among TSA employees working near the machines), and more. To see articles about these incidents, here is a Google search of articles with the acronym “TSA” on InfoWars alone.
2. “Phantoms of Lost Liberty” Still Haunting Post-9/11 America (New American)
America’s role as the Superstate with the mission of making the world safe from terrorism would change our domestic politics as well. Congress would rush through passage of the USA PATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools to resist Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) Act, giving the federal government broad new surveillance and search-and-seizure powers. Conservative Republicans who had made a career of opposing — at least rhetorically — big government bureaucracies hastened to pass legislation creating the new Department of Homeland Security, combining 22 agencies and departments into a massive new cabinet-level department with more than 200,000 employees. Federal agents with National Security Letters were empowered to search, without court-issued warrants, library records, book purchases, Internet communications and other records revealing what Americans are reading, thinking about, and saying to one another. Those who claimed that constitutional rights were being violated were dismissed as fanatics — or worse.
If we just take the time to allow ourselves to analyze what has taken place in our country since September 11, 2001, we will realize that there have been so many things – not just the TSA – that have been downright bizarre! What has happened to our freedoms? Our liberties? Our desire to speak up for ourselves? I think the (intended) outcome of that fateful event is best summed up by one of the commenters on that article:
We need to keep our eyes on the REACTION to 9-11, not merely 9-11. The REACTION to 9-11 is the creation of a Police State in the US under the Department of Homeland Security. It was necessary to create this Police State in preparation for the eventually intended World Socialist Police State under the United Nations.
3. 30 Examples of Why America Is No Longer a Free Country (InfoWars)
From people being harassed for paying by cash or having a food garden, to Americans being arrested for letting their children play outside – innumerable examples over the past few months alone illustrate that the United States is no longer a free country.
The nanny state is no longer just on steroids, it has turned into the Incredible Hulk as collectivism, pernicious bureaucracy, regulation, mass surveillance and outright tyranny runs wild across the country.
Here are just a selection of stories from scores of recent examples illustrating how America is ‘land of the Free, home of the brave’ no more.
You will be surprised at some of the things going on across the country even as we speak. You may even be disgusted. DO NOT SKIP THIS ARTICLE! At the very least, read the headlines so you have an idea of what is going on!
4. Obama Appeals Against Court Ruling That Strikes Down Indefinite Detention of American Citizens (InfoWars)
Within 24 hours of a historic court ruling that struck down the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, the Obama administration has appealed the ruling, emphasizing once again how the White House – while claiming to be against the measure – has aggressively pushed for it at every turn.
The follow-up to this article is actually in #3, above. Look for it to find out whether or not Obama’s appeal was successful!
5. Sidewalk chalking provokes police (Napa Register via InfoWars)
A self-described political activist who had never been arrested, Larson said she was returning from the farmers market after buying fruits and vegetables when she started writing the statements on the sidewalk. A police officer stopped to talk to her, then left, she said.
“I was never told not to chalk the sidewalk,” said Larson, who is married and works in a wine cellar.
Five to 10 minutes later, the officer returned with her boss in an SUV, Larson said. She was first detained, then arrested for investigation of felony vandalism and booked at the Napa County jail…
The chalkings, which have to be power-washed, are logged as graffiti, he said.
Arrested for “felony vandalism”? Are you kidding me? “Power washed”? Whaaat?!? Okay, I have kids who draw on the sidewalk with chalk. In fact, when I was a kid, I drew on the sidewalk with chalk. I see children doing it all the time, everywhere I go. They sell sidewalk chalk at Wal-mart, for crying out loud. So, if this wasn’t about what she was writing, then I can see absolutely no reason for her arrest. (Read the article to find out what she was chalking on the sidewalk.) Come to think of it, where I live (and in may other places) they hold annual sidewalk art festivals, where the sole medium is chalk. And I have never heard of it being so difficult to remove that the city was forced to use a power washer.
6. Government criminalizes rainwater collection from your own property – outrageous assault on freedom in America (Natural News)
What do you know about Agenda 21? Please see the following article:
7. Water Securitization, Agenda 21 and the Right to Life (Occupy Corporatism)
The HIP are a UN program system devoted to researching and finding natural water resources and managing those resources found. While the UN is well aware that the necessity of water as a vital source for life means the retention of power over all life, they are well into their schemes to develop global governance over all sources of fresh, clean water.
The IPCC document HS 15332 Climate Change Impacts: Securitization of Water, Food, Soil, Health, Energy and Migration explains how the UN plans to secure resources to use at their disposal. Through the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under-developed countries are forced to sell their resources to the global Elite as “full cost recovery” to the global central bankers. Once those resources are under the complete control of the IMF they become assets to be reallocated back to the enslaved nations for a price.
This scheme makes water sources under central privatization cost more and become less accessible to those who desperately need it.
J. Gary Lawrence, adviser to former President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development said : “Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy- fixated groups and individuals in our society. This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking [Agenda 21]. So we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.”
Local governments and municipalities are utilizing the capture of rain-water under strict regulation. It is not meant for any individual to capture rain-water for private use. The community as a whole, under Agenda 21 control and distribute water resources to all; as long as there is enough.
Do these people have to go through special training to use this kind of doublespeak? What the man just said was, “Although we are conspiring to implement the New World Order, and taking away the freedom of our country’s citizens, we can’t let them know that because they are crazy and stupid to believe that we are doing what we actually are doing. So, we change the phraseology we use to describe what we are doing, and get it done in secret.” Please see also the “Dublin Statement,” which is the only “binding” U.N. statement on water. Many NGO’s object to it because it does not go all the way and declare water a “human right,” which would give the U.N. the supposed moral grounds for assuming control. They are currently stepping up enforcement of these water-control plans because the U.N.’s “International Decade for Action ‘Water For Life’” ends in 2015.
1. Homeland Security Officials Encourage Citizens to Utilize New Anti-Terrorism Mobile FORCE 1-2 App to (Daily Finance)
The Delaware Information and Analysis Center (DIAC) now offers a mobile app to report suspicious activities in real-time by attaching a photo, sending location information, or entering details about suspicious vehicles or persons. In addition, users can choose to make their report anonymously or can include contact information for follow-up by law enforcement.
“This is a quick and easy way for citizens to help us protect our communities and we encourage them to utilize this new app to report any suspicious activity. With this app, our citizens can serve as extra eyes and ears for our law enforcement community,” said Lewis D. Schiliro, Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security. “Some of the best leads law enforcement get are from people in the community who witness potential threats to our nation’s security and take the initiative to provide a tip.”
This is one more step in implementing the DHS’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign, encouraging – and now enabling – citizens to tattle on their neighbors. Hey, it worked for the Nazis.
2. 19 Signs That America Is Being Systematically Transformed Into A Giant Surveillance Grid (InfoWars)
They are constantly attempting to convince the American people that we are all “safer” when virtually everything that we do is watched, monitored, tracked and recorded. Our country is being systematically transformed into a giant surveillance grid far more comprehensive than anything George Orwell ever dreamed of. If you still believe that there is such a thing as “privacy” in this day and age, you are being delusional. Every single piece of electronic communication is monitored and stored. In fact, they know that you are reading this article right now.
There is a reason that the NSA is…
3. The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) (Wired)
The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy.
“[A]n effort that was killed by Congress in 2003…” Or not. Remember the comment above about changing the terminology to hide your efforts? BTW, look up “Total Information Awareness” sometime… that’ll give you the creeps. The Wikipedia page says, “…the IAO [Information Awareness Office] was defunded by Congress in 2003. However, several IAO projects continued to be funded, and merely run under different names.” Be sure to check out footnotes 1-4:
- ^ Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope By Chalmers Johnson ISBN 0-8050-9303-6 “Congress’s action did not end the Total Information Awareness program. The National Security Agency secretly decided to continue it through its private contractors.”
- ^ “Total/Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA): Is It Truly Dead?”. Electronic Frontier Foundation (official website). 2003. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- ^ a b c Harris, Shane (Feb. 23, 2006). “TIA Lives On”. National Journal. Retrieved 2009-03-16.[dead link]
- ^ a b “U.S. Still Mining Terror Data”. Wired News. February 23, 2004.
Given the facility’s scale and the fact that a terabyte of data can now be stored on a flash drive the size of a man’s pinky, the potential amount of information that could be housed in Bluffdale is truly staggering. But so is the exponential growth in the amount of intelligence data being produced every day by the eavesdropping sensors of the NSA and other intelligence agencies. As a result of this “expanding array of theater airborne and other sensor networks,” as a 2007 Department of Defense report puts it, the Pentagon is attempting to expand its worldwide communications network, known as the Global Information Grid, to handle yottabytes (1024 bytes) of data. (A yottabyte is a septillion bytes—so large that no one has yet coined a term for the next higher magnitude.)
It needs that capacity because, according to a recent report by Cisco, global Internet traffic will quadruple from 2010 to 2015, reaching 966 exabytes per year. (A million exabytes equal a yottabyte.)
Of course, the government is not secretly stealing and recording your personal communications, or your private phone calls. It will always be someone else, so you do not have to worry about privacy.
In fact, I think you’re paranoid. The American government is completely trustworthy, and would never ever violate that trust. Which leads me to another quote (just in case you don’t intend to read the whole article, you lazy slob:
Binney left the NSA in late 2001, shortly after the agency launched its warrantless-wiretapping program. “They violated the Constitution setting it up,” he says bluntly. “But they didn’t care. They were going to do it anyway, and they were going to crucify anyone who stood in the way. When they started violating the Constitution, I couldn’t stay.”
There you have it. The trust of every American citizen has been violated by the violation of the Constitution. What does the government do? They later legalize the unConstitutional things they have been doing so that they are no longer breaking the law. Yep, trustworthy. I’ll gladly give those guys access to my most intimate details, won’t you? (I’m not sure how you “legalize” something that is unConstitutional without amending the Constitution, but we won’t even begin to think about that. My brain hurts already…)
1. US Government Legalize Sterilization for Minors Without Parental Consent (Occupy Corporatism)
Matt Bowman, senior attorney for the Alliance Defensing Freedom , explains that the mandate states that minors could be sterilized without parental permission and the procedure is covered by the health insurance. Bowman said: “She can be sterilized at no cost. Whether her parents will know and/or consent might differ by state. But the Guttmacher Institute and other abortion advocates explicitly advocated for this mandated coverage of minors so that access without parental involvement might be able to increase.”
The Guttmacher Institute asserts that parental involvement in minor decisions is not necessary – therefore if the child wants to consent to sterilization, they should be legally allowed to do so. Along with the collaboration of Planned Parenthood pushing contraception, the Guttmacher Institute expects to see dramatic drops in fertility rates which are the goal of these eugenics institutions.
The goal of eugenics is simple: reduce the population by eliminating the “undesirables” of the world, thereby “improving” the future world, and leaving a smaller, more easily managed population for the elite to control. Note the complicity of Bill Gates (who famously stated that his vaccination campaigns were intended to reduce the global population), Planned Parenthood (abortions reduce the population, and PP was founded by eugenics proponent Margaret Sanger), and the Guttmacher Institute (which is funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which has ties to George Soros, and which funds and works with a whole slew of organizations that promote wickedness).
2. BBC Promotes Male Castration as a Way to Live Longer (InfoWars)
One thought is that male sex hormones such as testosterone, which are largely produced in the testes, could be damaging. The researchers said the hormones could weaken the immune system or damage the heart. Castration would prevent most of the hormone from being produced, protecting the body from any damaging effect and prolonging lifespan.
Dr Min said: “It is quite possible that testosterone reduction therapy extends male lifespan…”
Ridiculous. But, if you can appeal to people’s vanity, and convince them that they will live longer, I am sure many people would/will participate in this procedure, and, what’s more, the population is further reduced.
There is so much going on in the world right now. You are being lied to and propagandized by your own government. You and your children are being phased out of existence with clever ploys. Your rights and freedoms are being slowly phased out of existence through false flag events commissioned and perpetrated by your own government. Look at the facts, wake up, and help others wake up. Then, get prepared, stand up, and fight back!
Lots more to come! See you next time!