Alert! May 1st deadline for opting out of dangerous SMART meters!


Attention: if you are a PGE customer and still have a SMART meter you have until May 1st to Opt-Out!!! Do not wait…. Call now.

If you are a SoCal Edison customer you can opt out too!!! SoCal Edison just agreed last Thursday to an opt out plan! Please call  and get your meter off. Even if you are not worried about the potential health risks these meters will be used to charge you for resource usage through the AB32 carbon cap n’ trade plan!!!

Call PG&E and OPT OUT Before May 1st . .

.Time is running out . .PG&E (800) 743-5000

You Must call whether you have an existing safe electric analog meter or a smart meter . . . Call NOW, If you want to HAVE a Safe Electric Meter . . Don’t “radiate” your neighbors . . .


You are being lied to, spied on and assaulted with cancer-causing radiation.

The new digital meters they are attempting to force on you are SURVEILLANCE DEVICES. That’s what “monitoring” means! They also emit intended and unintended microwave (electromagnetic radiation) pollution IN YOUR HOME all day long!

Most importantly, DO NOT let your children sleep, play or linger anywhere near these meters!

SAY NO to rationing of power, remote intermittent shut-offs of your power and penalties on your monthly bill for “bad energy-use behavior”!

SAY NO to the taking, stealing and hacking of data of YOUR LIVING HABITS AND PATTERNS.

This is why many are opting out and paying the extortion fees.

The smart meters bill on a tiered pricing scheme at time of use.  They decide how much you will PAY during what times.  And energy costs will soar.   Also, you will not be radiated by the pulsed microwaves from the smart meter technology that will slice your DNA into some illness or worse.

You will keep your safe electric meter which you will not be forced to add the NEW RFID chipped appliances, too.  The ultimate success of “The Grid” is to get ALL energy consumers to replace their old appliances (Large and small) and purchase all new appliances with RFID (spy) chips.   Plus, being a good neighbor does mean you would not want to radiate them, 24/7/365 with the radiation from your meter.  At some point they could file a law suit against you. . .

You will be charged an extortion fee by PG&E whether you have a smart meter right now or you still have your safe electric analog meter.  Everyone will pay a $75.00 initial fee plus $10.00 per month.  That’s a deal when you compare the tiered pricing and new appliance with the chips that the smart meters will demand.  If you are on the PG&E CARE Program you only pay $10.00 initial fee and $5.00 per month.   Just write a separate check for the fees and note on the memo “paid under protest” and “I do not agree with your contract.”

Call and say NO to Smart Meters.  PG&E OPT OUT (800) 743-5000

This is why many are opting out and paying the extortion fees.

The smart meters bill on a tiered pricing scheme at time of use.  They decide how much you will PAY during what times.  And energy costs will soar.   Also, you will not be radiated by the pulsed microwaves from the smart meter technology that will slice your DNA into some illness or worse.

You will keep your safe electric meter and you will not be forced to add the NEW RFID chipped appliances, too.  The ultimate success of “The Grid” is to get ALL energy consumers to replace their old appliances (Large and small) and purchase all new appliances with RFID (spy) chips.   Plus, being a good neighbor does mean you would not want to radiate them, 24/7/365 with the radiation from your meter.  At some point they could file a law suit against you. . .

You will be charged an extortion fee by PG&E whether you have a smart meter right now or you still have your safe electric analog meter.  Everyone will pay a $75.00 initial fee plus $10.00 per month.  That’s a deal when you compare the tiered pricing and new appliance with the chips that the smart meters will demand.  If you are on the PG&E CARE Program you only pay $10.00 initial fee and $5.00 per month.   Just write a separate check for the fees and note on the memo “paid under protest” and “I do not agree with your contract.”

Call and say NO to Smart Meters.  PG&E OPT OUT…..

(800) 743-5000


Google: Enough with the surveillance


Marti Oakley

Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved


Google has announced that as of March 1, 2012, they will have full integration of more than 60 Apps that cover all aspects of Google on the net. Marketing their email service as being more “intuitive” might give some of us the warm fuzzies but too many of us know that intuitive is simply another of those handy-dandy word swaps used to manipulate your thinking about an issue or item. “Intuitive” simply means that Google is surreptitiously scanning and recording your mail which turns out to be “surveillance” and not intuition.

To participate in a poll asking if you will cancel your google accounts conducted by the Washington Post go HERE!

Google is not the only internet service that is using or moving to these applications, but they are by far the most malignant. To deactivate any gmail accounts go HERE!

As it is, we do not use Google search or homepage. We will be shutting down all gmail accounts by the middle of February, 2012.

The intuitiveness that gmail refers to is the scanning of your incoming and outgoing communications to determine what your interests are, where you might be going, where you might be located, what your schedule might be and who all you are communicating with. This information is not only used to direct advertising to you whether you want it or not, (and who does?) but also is recorded and handed over to government spy agencies. Political interests and beliefs, religious interests, social groups you belong to, all of your contacts and of course all those “friends” on Facebook are handed over right along with your personal communications. More

Homegrown spy agencies: A threat to us all


Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved


“So we have 72 of these centers operating across the US, spying, data-mining, gathering useless information of all kinds on everyday people so as to empower the militarized police departments, sheriffs departments and a host of agents of all kinds operating under the umbrella of the federal government and existing almost for no other reason than to spy on …us. “


We identified the terrorists! Its YOU!

We can no longer afford to waste our time fearing some unknown and unidentifiable terrorist from some far away country; our greatest threat is far closer and much more present: the department of Homeland Security.  While the numerous spy agencies existing today in the US become bloated with not only unlawful powers and authority, massive amounts of borrowed money is used to expand these threats to a once free, America.

Too many of us still think that Homeland Security exists to protect the nation from foreign terrorists.  The truth is, this behemoth agency exists to protect the federal government and all its agencies, agents, operatives and federal officials from …you! 

Across the country, fusion centers methodically gather data of all kinds on everyday American citizens.  According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website:  More

The Unpleasant Truth of Depending on EMRs (ObamaCare Mandate)

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Imagine if you will an alternate universe. One where people, thousands of them, can disappear in a few weeks time. Well one Veteran doesn’t have to imagine, because he found out he apparently didn’t exist. At least not all of him…..

George Wincapaw thought he was getting some strange requests from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The 63-year-old Vietnam War veteran had had several heart attacks since leaving the Navy, submitting enough paperwork on them to amass a two-volume file at the Veterans Benefits Administration office. But in response to his most recent claim, submitted earlier this year, the office was requesting copies of medical records Wincapaw had already submitted.

Curious, he traveled from his home in Oconomowoc to the VA regional offices in Milwaukee to look at his medical file. What he found shocked him.

He wasn’t providing duplicates. Dozens of his medical records were missing.

Then the public contact representative with whom he was reviewing his file broke the news: An employee had been fired from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wincapaw’s representative agency, for destroying veterans’ records.

An official with the state VFW, which handles thousands of such cases a year, told Public Investigator the employee had shredded nearly all its veterans files – no one knows how many – after making a unilateral decision to go “paperless. More

174 Easy Components of Health Care!

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Remember when Health Care was confusing and difficult to understand?

Doctor, Insurance Company and Patient struggled as a triad to complete treatment in a timely manner. Well, we no longer have that issue here in the United States.

According to the following diagram widely available and presented here in a compact form (because the PDF won’t fit on this blog) – one will only need to deal with 174 different segments to have that hangnail treated! It might actually be 173 segments, but I’m scared to call in for my Ophthalmologist Appointment………………….

Full Size Hi Def PDF can be found here for those interested.


Google: They can’t sell your search info to the fed if you use Scroogle

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Google must be losing some big bucks on their data mining for profit operations:  PPJ


We regret to announce that our Google scraper may have to be permanently retired, thanks to a change at Google. It depends on whether Google is willing to restore the simple interface that we’ve been scraping since Scroogle started five years ago. Actually, we’ve been using that interface for scraping since Google-Watch.org began in 2002. More

Required RFID implanted chip Sec. 2521, Pg. 1000 – The government will establish a National Medical Device Registry.


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 “National Medical Device Registry” section.Page  1006 “to be enacted within 36 months upon passage”
Required RFID implanted chip Sec. 2521, Pg. 1000 – The  government will establish a National Medical Device Registry. What does a  National Medical Device Registry mean?
National Medical Device Registry from H.R. 3200 [Healthcare Bill], pages 1001-1008: (g)(1) The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry  (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of  postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that- ”(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; ”(B)and is- ”(i) a class III device; or  ”(ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or  life-sustaining.”
Then on page 1004 it describes what the term “data” means in paragraph 1,section B:”(B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to  information respecting a device described in paragraph (1), including claims  data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the  pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic  health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the  Secretary
“What exactly is a class II device that is implantable?
Approved by the FDA,  a class II implantable device is an “implantable radio frequency transponder  system for patient identification and health information.” More

Census U.S. Lockheed Martin/IBM: video


 Census U.S. Lockheed Martin/IBM:  The US census is only allowed to ask how many people in your home.  Nothing allows it to gps coordinate your door with information or to conduct community surveys.  This is a must watch video

       Matrix News.

The following questions were asked of the American Census Bureau.  They backed down from an initial agreement to go on the Matrix show:


The Electronic Police State, 2010

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As this writer clearly points out, every piece of information about you; what you do, where you do it, when you did it, what it costs, is data-mined with the intention of using it against you as criminal evidence, should the government decide you have become a nuisance.  M~~~~~


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By Antifascist Calling

March 19, 2010 “Antifascist Calling” — Mar. 14, 2010 — A truism perhaps, but before resorting to brute force and open repression to halt the “barbarians at the gates,” that would be us, the masters of declining empires (and the chattering classes who polish their boots) regale us with tales of “democracy on the march,” “hope” and other banalities before the mailed fist comes crashing down.Putting it another way, as the late, great Situationist malcontent, Guy Debord did decades ago in his relentless call for revolt, The Society of the Spectacle:

“The reigning economic system is a vicious circle of isolation. Its technologies are based on isolation, and they contribute to that same isolation. From automobiles to television, the goods that the spectacular system chooses to produce also serve it as weapons for constantly reinforcing the conditions that engender ‘lonely crowds.’ With ever-increasing concreteness the spectacle recreates its own presuppositions.”
And when those “presuppositions” reproduce ever-more wretched clichés promulgated by true believers or rank opportunists, take your pick, market “democracy,” the “freedom to choose” (the length of one’s chains), or even quaint notions of national “sovereignty” (a sure fire way to get, and keep, the masses at each others’ throats!) we’re left with a fraud, a gigantic swindle, a “postmodern” refinement of tried and true methods that would do Orwell proud!

Ponder Debord’s rigorous theorem and substitute “cell phone” and “GPS” for “automobile,” and “Internet” for “television” and you’re soon left with the nauseating sense that the old “infobahn” isn’t all its cracked up to be. As a seamless means for effecting control on the other hand, of our thoughts, our actions, even our whereabouts; well, that’s another story entirely! More

Are Federal Health Insurance Mandates Constitutional?

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by Rob Natelson

There have been some on-line discussions recently of whether a federal mandate that individuals obtain health insurance would violate the U.S. Constitution. This issue is distinct from the issue of whether other sorts of government health programs – such as single-payer – would be constitutional.

It is also distinct from whether states can impose insurance mandates. They can: States have general governmental powers. But the federal government has only the powers enumerated (listed) by the Constitution.

Let us be clear at the outset that federal involvement in health care (except in a few isolated instances, such as federal employee benefits) certainly violates the Constitution as that document was originally understood.

I have now spent nearly twenty-years of my life researching and publishing scholarly studies on the Founding-Era record, and I have found no significant evidence that those who wrote and ratified the Constitution thought federal power would extend to health care. Quite the contrary: When the Constitution was being promoted to the public, one of the big selling points was that regulation of all such matters would remain exclusively with the statesContinue Reading 

Cryptome: Yahoo list for spying on YOU!

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  • iraq-kill-maim.org, and
  • tsa-screening.zip     TSA Sensitive Screening Doc Redactions Lifted    December 8, 2009 (1.8MB)
    army-request.htm U.S. Army Requests Removal of Document December 7, 2009

in-dual-tech.pdf      India’s Quest for Dual-Use Technology            December 7, 2009
att-spy-doc-01.pdf    ATT Lawful Spying Document 1                     December 6, 2009 More

Do you have weapons that are not locked up in your home?

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by: Marti Oakley (c) 2009  All rights reserved

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A PPJ reader asked us to share this with all of you:

Been to the doctor recently?  I just went for my check up and what a surprise!

The questionaire I was asked to fill out prior to seeing the doctor has now expanded to twelve (12) pages.  On page ten (10) appeared this question:

“Do you have guns in your home that are not locked up?”  My answer was: “None of your damn business”.

The questions that comprised the rest of the questionaire were on family history (not applicable). 

Do I smoke? How much? How often? (Not Applicable)

Do I drink? How much? How often?  (Not applicable)

This was page after page of data mining that had no bearing on the cause for me to be there to which I responded: NOT APPLICABLE. 

Why didn’t they ask me if I had been forced to consume gmo contaminated food?

Why didn’t they asked if I was forced to drink fluoridated water?

Why didn’t they ask if I had been previously poisoned by lethal pharmaceuticals?

The doctor asked me how I expected him to treat me effectively if I wouldn’t supply all this non-relevant information? I responded:

“I guess you’re going to have to actually pay attention to me and actually try to practice medicine”.

I was told to find a new doctor if I wasn’t going to cooperate.  I think I would be better off staying away from them altogether.

Bill W.

NSA Supercenters to Store Americans’ Private Data Permanently

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The New American Magazine    


By Thomas R. Eddlem

October 29, 2009 “New American —  The National Security Agency is building huge new storage facilities to store the unconstitutionally gained data on the American people’s telephone calls and Internet traffic permanently, including new buildings in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, and San Antonio, Texas.

The NSA has been keeping permanent records of all American’s telephone call habits and Internet traffic since shortly after September 11, 2001, according to major news reports, without the constitutionally required warrants from a court. More

Microsoft engaged in warrantless domestic surveillance?

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Have you ever found yourself wondering how that local fusion center operates?  Or even why?  Some of the answers can be found here. 

“Emergency Control” of the Internet: S.773

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by Tom Burghardt
September 1, 2009


Excerpted from the full article; here

As the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (S.773) wends its way through Congress, civil liberties’ advocates are decrying provisions that would hand the President unlimited power to disconnect private-sector computers from the internet.

CNET reported August 28, that the latest iteration of the bill “would allow the president to ‘declare a cybersecurity emergency’ relating to ‘non-governmental’ computer networks and do what’s necessary to respond to the threat.”

Drafted by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), “best friends forever” of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the telecommunications industry, they were key enablers of Bush-era warrantless wiretapping and privacy-killing data mining programs that continue apace under Obama.As The New York Times revealed in June, a former NSA analyst described a secret database “code-named Pinwale, that archived foreign and domestic e-mail messages.” The former analyst “described being trained in 2005 for a program in which the agency routinely examined large volumes of Americans’ e-mail messages without court warrants. Two intelligence officials confirmed that the program was still in operation.”


http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14964 Link to original article at Global Research

Minnesota rejects REAL ID

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May 18, 2009
1:14 PM

Minnesota Rejects Real ID Act Of 2005
23 States Push Back Against Unfunded Mandate To Create National ID

WASHINGTON – May 18 -� Minnesota Governor Timothy Pawlenty signed legislation on Saturday that prohibits his administration from turning the state driver’s license into a national identity card and from imposing new burdens on taxpayers, citizens, immigrants and state government. The state legislature overwhelmingly endorsed the bill with a unanimous House vote and a 64-1 vote in the Senate. Minnesota becomes the 23rd state to reject the Real ID Act of 2005, raising the question of why Congress has not repealed the law.

“23 states have now sent a clear message to Washington that they will not submit to wrongheaded federal mandates that waste state tax dollars and put privacy at risk,” said Christopher Calabrese, Counsel of the ACLU Technology & Liberty Program. “Congress should take notice and repeal the Real ID Act so that effective driver’s license security policy can be developed.”

As part of creating a national identification card, the Real ID Act of 2005 also mandates that states hold all Americans’ private information in a single database that is accessible to federal and state officials – the cost and security of which is unknown. Consequently, the National Governors Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures have expressed strong opposition to the Real ID Act.

Since its enactment – as evident by the rejection of 23 states — Real ID has faced significant resistance on the state level. During her January confirmation hearing, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano called for a review of Real ID, saying the states were not consulted enough in its creation and that the initiative is a fiscal burden on the states. Before heading up DHS, Napolitano was Governor of Arizona, where she enacted legislation prohibiting her state from complying with the requirements of Real ID.

Because Real IDs require significantly more background information than a driver’s license, privacy experts fear that the government will now have access to an unprecedented amount of highly sensitive information about citizens and that there will be an exponential rise in identity theft from the database where the information is stored.


Keep Calling your Legislators folks and remember to keep calling the Governor of Missouri.� We can win this battle in NC, TX, and PA if we keep up the good fight.

Posted By Beat The Chip to Beat The Chip at 5/18/2009 01:26:00 PM

Minnesota Democrats and Republicans ready to seize medical files for rationed care

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NOTE #1: There are 7 hours left of the Minnesota legislative session. HF1341—the health department’s bill to grab baby DNA and repeal genetic privacy—is on the Calendar in the House, but no word yet.


NOTE #2:  We will continue to deliver petitions against HF 1341 to the Governor until the legislature adjourns without passage of the bill (or similar language elsewhere)..or the Governor signs or vetoes the bill.

MN State Capitol at Sunset (TB)

CCHC Legislative News!

  • Your Data — Their Control
  • MN Meddling: New Law Expands Government Interference
  • Medicare:  Bad New Could Be Good News
  • ObamaCare Master Plan – More Data; Less Care

    Your Data, Their Control
    Republicans should take a lesson from Hong Kong’s Sir John Cowperthwaite. As former Financial Secretary, he refused to collect data to prevent the bureaucratic impulse toward central planning.  By refusing to collect economic statistics about Hong Kong during his tenure, he helped usher in the island’s unprecedented growth into an international financial center. “I did very little,” Sir John once said. “All I did was to try to prevent some of the things that might undo it.” That would be statistics.On July 1, 2009, medical records data from all Minnesotans will be shipped electronically by insurers to a data warehouse in Maine. No consent is required. The Minnesota Department of Health will own the data and use it to monitor and analyze physician treatment decisions and patients…and eventually ration care by statistical renderings of “cost-effectiveness.” The cost of the collection and analysis program is more than $5 million over the first three years. Health officials have no idea how to do what they want to do (see MDH Request for Information) but the likely impact will be punitive bureaucratic controls…and less access to care.Too many Republican leaders fail to understand that government data collection is tied to government control. Legislation at the state and federal level supported by Republican lawmakers and free market groups is chock full of new registries, repositories and electronic data sharing. Specific collections include patient outcomes, treatment patterns, and “quality” of health care. Report cards on doctor “performance,” and payment penalties will follow.

    Rationing of health care is enabled by such government data collection, analysis and payment schemes. Supporters of a  national interoperable online medical records system expect to use the system to nationalize health care—and the data to rationalize rationing of medical care. See “Evidence Based Medicine: Rationing Care; Hurting Patients, a paper written by CCHC’s president Twila Brase, and commissioned by the American Legislative Exchange Council, 12/2008.

    MN Meddling: New Law Expands Government Interference
    Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty may have line item vetoed some of the money in the health and human services bill (HF 1362), but a full-sized veto was warranted. The legislation extends to new heights government interference in health care. The list of troubling items in the bill (beyond the eligibility and spending increases) that we provided to legislators during the House floor debate include the following (with page and line #):•  Electronic prescribing mandate that will allow government tracking of your prescriptions and pharmacy choice. (62.4 )
    •  Electronic prescribing mandate allows pharmacies access to medical record information without your consent. (62.8 and 61.34)
    •  Nationalized medical records—by requiring conformance with federal sharing/reporting in Econ. Stimulus. (HITECH) (52.9)
    •  No payment for treating hospital-acquired conditions. Can hospitals and doctors prevent these various complications? (76.13)
    •  Government to establish performance thresholds for health care provider for “combined cost and quality.” (78.8)
    •  Health Services Policy Committee will track provider practice patterns. (93.19)
    •  DHS authorized to use “any other means available to verify family income” (to keep children on MinnesotaCare). (133.28)
    •  Collection of statistics on asthma hospital admissions. (151.6)
    •  Huge government-endorsed research project on patient “health care outcomes and treatment effectiveness.” (151.24)
    •  Substance abuse tracking system. (174.31)
    •  Data sharing/exchange on individuals authorized between 3 Departments (Health, Human Services, Mental Health). (198.1)

    medicare screenshotMedicare:  Bad News Could be Good News
    The future of Medicare is bleak—and that’s good news if you look at it the right way. The entitlement program’s expected demise is an opportunity to take strong steps now to free current and future senior citizens from the evolving life-threatening rationing strategies in play today and impending in the near future.Medicare will become insolvent in 2017, according to the latest Trustees report released May 12, 2009. In 2008, they reported insolvency by 2019. One year later, the date is 2017. Next year’s announced date of demise could be be 2015. Summary: “The Medicare Report shows that the HI Trust Fund could be brought into actuarial balance over the next 75 years by changes equivalent to an immediate 134 percent increase in the payroll tax (from a rate of 2.9 percent to 6.78 percent), or an immediate 53 percent reduction in program outlays, or some combination of the two.”Liberals will look at Medicare’s impending insolvency as rationale for a national health care system. Conservatives should look at the Medicare crisis as rationale for bringing freedom and free markets to the fastest growing segment of our population, people over the age of 65.  See CCHC paper: “Medicare: Need an Escape Plan, not a Rescue Plan”

    ObamaCare Master Plan – More Data; Less Care
    Peter Orszag is President Obama’s director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, and Obama’s chief health care strategist. He was also the person who put the $1.1 billion “comparative effectiveness research” (rationing) initiative and the national health data system into the Economic Stimulus bill. In 2007, as head of the Congressional Budget Office, he said in a presentation that electronic medical records not used for data-based controls on care will not save money. Thus, here is what he wrote in The Wall Street Journal on May 15, 2009:

“…How can we move toward a high-quality, lower-cost system? There are four key steps: 1) health information technology, because we can’t improve what we don’t measure; 2) more research into what works and what doesn’t, so doctors don’t recommend treatments that don’t improve health; 3) prevention and wellness, so that people do the things that keep them healthy and avoid costs associated with health risks such as smoking and obesity; and 4) changes in financial incentives for providers so that they are incentivized rather than penalized for delivering high-quality care. [CCHC NOTE: incentives for one thing tend to mean penalties for the other]

“Already, the administration has taken important steps in all four of these areas. In February, the president signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which is providing resources for electronic medical records, patient-centered health research, and prevention and wellness interventions so that we have the infrastructure in place to lower health spending in the long run….”

This is a plan for centralized control, based on a national health surveillance system. Orszag can’t take full credit for this idea. Hillary had it in her plan first, along with “quality” monitoring (Title V, Clinton Health Plan).

– CCHC –

Citizens’ Council on Health Care supports freedom for patients and doctors, medical
innovation, and the right to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.

NSA Spying: “Overcollection” or Business as Usual?

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NSA Spying: “Overcollection” or Business as Usual?

New evidence that the National Security Agency (NSA) continues to systematically spy on Americans emerged on Thursday.

In an explosive report, The New York Times revealed that the agency “intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year.”

According to investigative journalists Eric Lichtblau and James Risen, “several intelligence officials” told the paper that the ultra-spooky NSA “had been engaged in ‘overcollection’ of domestic communications of Americans.”

As numerous critics have charged, the NSA’s driftnet surveillance of electronic communications would dramatically escalate precisely because of Congress’ passage of the shameful FISA Amendments Act (FAA) last summer.

When revelations that domestic spying have increased since Obama’s January inauguration are coupled with the Justice Department’s aggressive moves to suppress litigation that would hold former and present officials accountable, claims of “overcollection” by the agency become a code word for business as usual.

The Times points out that “classified government briefings have been held in recent weeks in response to a brewing controversy that some officials worry could damage the credibility of legitimate intelligence-gathering efforts.”

But as The Wall Street Journal reported last year, “the spy agency now monitors huge volumes of records of domestic emails and Internet searches as well as bank transfers, credit-card transactions, travel and telephone records.”

Acting in concert with private corporations, “transactional data” such as credit card purchases, bank transactions and travel itineraries are sold to NSA by corporate freebooters. Once this information is obtained, it is then fed into data mining programs, including NSA’s own Terrorist Surveillance Program or the FBI’s Digital Collection System formerly known as Carnivore in a quixotic search for “suspicious patterns.” As the Journal revealed:

The effort also ties into data from an ad-hoc collection of so-called “black programs” whose existence is undisclosed, the current and former officials say. Many of the programs in various agencies began years before the 9/11 attacks but have since been given greater reach. Among them, current and former intelligence officials say, is a longstanding Treasury Department program to collect individual financial data including wire transfers and credit-card transactions. (Siobhan Gorman, “NSA Domestic Spying Grows as Agency Sweeps Up Data,” The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2008)

As investigative journalist Christopher Ketchum reported last year in the now-defunct Radar Magazine, one such “black program” may be its ultra top secret Main Core database, “a secret enemies list of citizens who could face detention under martial law.”

Ketchum revealed that as many as “8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect” and, in the event of a national emergency, “could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and even detention.”


The truth about Facebook

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Stop putting all your personal information out there! 

Fusion Centers, REAL ID and the push for total surveillance

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AUSTIN – The 5-11 Campaign, a grassroots privacy organization opposed to the federal ID, declared 30 days of vigilance over identity legislation with connections to Information Analysis Centers (IAC), or what is now commonly known as Fusion Centers.

“Based on reports that fusion centers are targeting 3rd party voters and those who pose Constitutional challenges to the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence gathering efforts we are aggressively opposing any legislation that would secure our private information for national to international data aggregation. This may include voter ID. No one should be profiled or targeted based on an electronic record of how they voted. A routine intelligence seizure based on a national security directive, such as the one issued in Missouri, would lead to arbitrary and reckless disregard for our privacy and personal sovereignty,” says Sheila Dean, President of the 5-11 Campaign.

This legislation observed for action during the vigil includes opposition to HB 4036. The Texas bill calls for compliance with the federal ID mandate. American license information, social security number and citizenship documents may be stored and shared with customs through an insecure fusion center. Other legislations included during the month long vigil touch upon DNA databases, animal information systems, drivers licenses, identity cards and other relevant attributions of private identity.

Last Monday (3/30), the Public Safety Committee heard testimony which included challenges to existing efforts to gain public consent over fusion center storage of license or ID card information. Many objections were raised over the call for facial recognition technology, among other regulations in the Real ID Act of 2005. Texas’ federal Real ID extension for compliance expires December 31, 2009.

Public Safety committee members are concerned about Texans being refused passage into federal buildings and airports based on Texas federal extension status. According to staffers, the DHS has been unclear about the extension standards until now with one exception; the inclusion of citizenship status on licenses.

“When an license to operate a motor vehicle becomes a de facto citizenship document, it becomes a national ID card. We are opposed to a national ID. We hope the 81st legislature will stand on the 10th Amendement and reject the whole Act,” said Dean.

Incomplete Networks & Intelligence Aggregation

The push to expand identity databases nationally are suffering from a big brother reputation, networking inadequacies and insufficient funds.

According to a report released last month from the DHS Inspector General, fusion centers across the U.S. are inadequately networked, non-existent or vastly underfunded to comply with the federal mandate for identity storage and national identity sharing.

“DHS did not provide timely and specific guidance on how REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards must be marked, best practices for the physical security of facilities, or information on the systems that will be used for verifying applicant documentation. To achieve full compliance with REAL ID standards by 2011, states must connect with electronic verification systems to verify identification documents. Several of the systems needed do not yet exist. Specifically, 18 of 19 states, or 95%, reported that available grant funding was insufficient. Several states referred to the amount received as a “drop in the bucket.” – DHS INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT



Civil Liberties Assessment & Impact

ACLU: What’s Wrong With Fusion Centers – Executive Summary

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Don’t take our medical records or send them to Maine

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
For Immediate Release

Minnesotans Tell State Health Officials:Don’t take our medical records or send them to Maine!

Saint Paul/Feb. 25, 2009 – In less than 48 hours, more than 500 people sent letters to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) asking for a public hearing on a plan to seize patient data without consent and transfer it to a data warehouse in the State of Maine where it will be accessible to MDH officials for tracking and analysis, according to Citizens’ Council on Health Care (CCHC).

A state health official contacted CCHC on Monday, confirming that 562 letters were received by the department during the last two days of the public comment period (Feb 9 – 10), each one of them asking for a public hearing.

“We call on the Minnesota Department of Health to hold a public hearing on this intrusive data collection rule. The Minnesota public is completely unaware that their medical records will soon be sent out of state and into the online hands of state government officials. The public has no idea that their data will be used to track them and to interfere in treatment decisions. They have no idea that they are about to lose all consent rights over their most private information,” charges Twila Brase, president of CCHC.

Detailed Patient Data
The “encounter data” initiative become law in the last days of the 2008 legislative session after it appeared in the negotiated health care reform bill that emerged from the Governor’s office. Patient data to be collected, tracked and analyzed include, but are not limited to:

  • demographics
  • diagnoses
  • treatments
  • doctor’s name and national provider identification numbers
  • insurance status
  • insurer
  • financial information
  • service, admission and discharge dates
  • injury codes
  • relationship codes
  • medications, including whether a refill and what date filled


– CCHC –

Citizens’ Council on Health Care supports freedom for patients and doctors, medical
innovation, and the right to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.


Hold a public hearing!

More Evidence of Pentagon War Against the Internet

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freespeechdeesKurt Nimmo

January 7, 2009

(snip) from full article here: http://www.breakthematrix.com/BreakTheMatrix/More-Evidence-of-Pentagon-War-Against-the-Internet

“As far as the Pentagon is concerned the internet is not all bad, after all, it was the Department of Defense through DARPA that gave us the internet in the first place. The internet is useful not only as a business tool but also is excellent for monitoring and tracking users, acclimatizing people to a virtual world, and developing detailed psychological profiles of every user, among many other Pentagon positives. But, one problem with the current internet is the potential for the dissemination of ideas and information not consistent with US government themes and messages, commonly known as free speech. Naturally, since the plan was to completely dominate the “infosphere,” the internet would have to be adjusted or replaced with an upgraded and even more Pentagon friendly successor.

A renowned Russian author, Dmitry Glukhovsky, told Russia Today the internet may very well be in decline. “Glukhovsky predicted that the network would become clogged with traffic and may grind to a halt in the near future,” writes Steve Watson. “We have previously warned that the rumors of the internet’s decline have been much exaggerated and used as a pretext for calls to designate of a new form of the internet known as Internet 2.”

Of course, Internet 2 would be greatly regulated and only “appropriate content” would be accepted by an FCC or government bureau. Everything else would be relegated to the “slow lane” internet, the junkyard as it were.

In tandem with broad data retention legislation currently being introduced worldwide, such “clean slate” projects may represent a considerable threat to the freedom of the internet as we know it. EU directives and US proposals for data retention may mean that any normal website or blog would have to fall into line with such new rules and suddenly total web regulation would become a reality.” (end snip)

TV Spies on Viewers

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I found this link on The Free Zone..(you can find TFZ on our blogroll).  Skip over there and take a look at the work Gary Rea has compiled on why you should ditch your TV.  While you are it…..order one of those t-shirts!  


TV Spies on Viewers



Ground-breaking legislation in California is fighting Microsoft and AOL to stop them creating the machine George Orwell foresaw – the TV set that watches you.

At the same time, a new book titled Spy TV exposes the methods by which digital interactive television will observe and experiment of viewers. It describes how neural network software will be used to create “psychographic profiles” and then “modify the behavior” of individuals.

This year broadcasters will celebrate interactive TV in public, using words like “convenience” and “empowerment”. AOL TV is rolling out with the TiVo personal video recorder (PVR), that helps viewers find and save programs they might like. Microsoft is launching its own PVR called Ultimate TV, claiming “It puts you in control!”. But while you may be sold on home shopping and chat, broadcasters have been selling advertisers their new power to monitor everything you do with your remote.

At industry conferences on interactive TV, Microsoft has been handing out specifications of its new platform. Their Microsoft TV Server, for instance, enables “optimizes revenue opportunities by providing rich personalization and targeting of content and ads to consumers based on their television viewing and Web surfing histories and preferences.”

Matthew Timms, of Two Way TV in London, describes this surveillance in the home in plain English:

“..Somehow they feel they’re sitting there – it’s just them and the television – even though the reality is it’s got a wire leading straight back to somebody’s computer.”

Now in bookstores, Spy TV is the backbone of an effort by White Dot, the anti-television campaign, to educate the public about this invasive technology. Finally his paying customers will get to hear Phil Swain of Cable and Wireless describe the huge amounts of data he will gather:

“Changing channels, selecting certain programs, viewing habits, browsing through interactive sites, purchasing habits, all that kind of stuff we can track. Every click, we can track. We will be recording that information.”

In another recent development, Motorola Broadband, ACTV and OpenTV have announced investment in a subsidy called SpotOn, designed to create profiles of over 7 million viewers, without their knowledge. ACTV looks forward to delivering commercials based on “the specific profile of an individual household, which is generated by ACTV’s software within the digital set-top in the home.”

SpotOn’s head of Sales in Dever, Bob Evans is proud of what he sells advertisers:

“That (set-top) box can hold 64,000 bits of information about you!”

Read full article here:


They Know What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet…. by Chad Terhune

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Special Report July 23, 2008, by Chad Terhune


Excerpted from the full article:

“Most consumers and even many insurance agents are unaware that Humana, UnitedHealth Group , Aetna (AET), Blue Cross plans, and other insurance giants have ready access to applicants’ prescription histories. These online reports, available in seconds from a pair of little-known intermediary companies at a cost of only about $15 per search, typically include voluminous information going back five years on dosage, refills, and possible medical conditions. The reports also provide a numerical score predicting what a person may cost an insurer in the future.

An investigation last year by the Federal Trade Commission found that the two companies supplying these pharmacy profiles—MedPoint and IntelliScript—violated federal law for years by keeping the system hidden from consumers. But the FTC has merely required disclosure if prescription information causes denial of coverage or some other adverse action; the agency imposed no penalties. MedPoint and IntelliScript say they are now fully complying with the FTC’s order. ”

Read the full article here:


Private Medical Records Can Be Identified and Used Against Patients and Doctors.

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PART 2  from CCHC….Minnesota  mailto:twila@cchconline.org

Private Medical Records Can Be Identified and Used Against Patients and Doctors.

The following is from the Senate version of SF 3099.

RE-IDENTIFICATION – Note that language about de-identification references the so-called federal HIPAA “privacy” rule (§164.514 – line 48.16). This allows the provider of the data to assign an identification “code” that allows the data to be re-identified, meaning that the data is NOT anonymous.

MEASURING DOCTORS – On lines 49.5 and 49.12, it is clear that the data will be used to “grade” doctors and clinics, reporting and measuring doctors by how many services they provide and how expensive they are.

RATIONING CARE – Physician payments will be attached to these report cards, potentially leading to limited services for patients in the near future.


48.1    Subdivision 1. Development. (a) By January 15, 2009, the Health Care
48.2Transformation Commission shall report to the legislature recommendations for advancing
48.3an innovative payment system for the chronic conditions of coronary artery and heart
48.4disease, diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and depression.
48.5    (b) By January 15, 2010, the Health Care Transformation Commission shall report to
48.6the legislature additional changes necessary to accomplish comprehensive payment reform
48.7designed to support an innovative payment system to reduce costs and improve quality.
48.8    (c) By January 1, 2011, the Health Care Transformation Commission shall develop
48.9rules to implement a comprehensive payment system that encourages provider innovation
48.10to reduce costs and improve quality.
48.11    Subd. 2. Encounter data. (a) Beginning September 1, 2009, and every three months
48.12thereafter, all health plan companies and third-party administrators shall submit encounter
48.13data to the Health Care Transformation Commission. The data shall be submitted in a
48.14form and manner specified by the commission subject to the following requirements:
48.15    (1) the data must be de-identified data as described under the Code of Federal
48.16Regulations, title 45, section 164.514;
48.17    (2) the data for each encounter must include an identifier for the patient’s health care
48.18home if the patient has selected a health care home; and
48.19    (3) except for the identifier described in clause (2), the data must not include
48.20information that is not included in a health care claim or equivalent encounter information
48.21transaction that is required under section 62J.536.
48.22    (b) The commission shall only use the data submitted under paragraph (a) for the
48.23purpose of carrying out its responsibilities in designing and implementing a payment
48.24restructuring system. If the commission contracts with other organizations or entities to
48.25carry out any of its duties or responsibilities described in this chapter, the contract must
48.26require that the organization or entity maintain the data that it receives according to the
48.27provisions of this section.
48.28    (c) Data on providers collected under this subdivision are private data on individuals
48.29or nonpublic data, as defined in section 13.02. Notwithstanding the definition of summary
48.30data in section 13.02, subdivision 19, summary data prepared under this section may be
48.31derived from nonpublic data. The commission shall establish procedures and safeguards
48.32to protect the integrity and confidentiality of any data that it maintains.
48.33    (d) The commission shall not publish analyses or reports that identify, or could
48.34potentially identify, individual patients.
48.35    (e) The commission may publish analyses and reports that identify specific providers
48.36but only after the provider has been provided the opportunity by the commission to review
49.1the data and submit comments. The provider shall have 21 days to review and comment,
49.2after which time the commission may release the data along with any comments submitted
49.3by the provider.
49.4    Subd. 3. Utilization and health care costs. (a) The commission shall develop a
49.5method of calculating the relative utilization and health care costs of providers. The
49.6method must exclude the costs of catastrophic cases and must include risk adjustments
49.7to reflect differences in the demographics, health, and special needs of the providers’
49.8patient population. The risk adjustment must be developed in accordance with generally
49.9accepted risk adjustment methodologies.
49.10    (b) Beginning April 1, 2010, the commission shall disseminate information to
49.11providers on their utilization and cost in comparison to an appropriate peer group.
49.12    (c) The commission shall develop a system to index providers based on their
49.13total risk-adjusted resource use and quality of care, and separately for the conditions
49.14of coronary artery and heart disease, diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary
49.15disease, and depression. In developing this system, the commission shall consult and
49.16coordinate with health care providers, health plan companies, and organizations that work
49.17to improve health care quality in Minnesota.

The “Super Broker” Bargaining Chip??..CCHC Insurance Exchange Update

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PART 1   CCHC Minnesota  mailto:twila@cchconline.org

Bargaining for Power in Health Care “Reform” Bill

While it is of little use to spend all one’s time at the long
 and long-winded conference committee meetings, it is
good to gather intel every once and awhile as we move to
what will hopefully be a veto of SF 3099 by the Governor.


Health Plan and other lobbyists today told CCHC that the Super Broker is still in the bill, along with myriad other bad stuff, like the bureaucratic, all-controlling Health Care Transformation Commission and payment reform, which is essentially the imposition of price controls. We understand that Sen. Berglin wants the Super Broker for the purpose of transferring subsidy program funds from the State to the health plans.

However, it’s clear that nobody else wants the Super Broker. One lobbyist told me, in so many words (paraphrased): “Nobody wants it. The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want it, the Governor’s office says they no longer need it, the insurance agents don’t want it. Why is it in the bill still?”

At which point, CCHC suggested that it’s being used merely as a bargaining chip by the Senate author, Sen. Linda Berglin, with the Governor. The lobbyist concurred…perhaps the Senator is using it to get the financial/budget issues to slide in her direction. That’s one good reason the Governor shouldn’t put anything in the bill he might not want to become law.

On the other hand, one seasoned lobbyist said that a policy bill (SF 3099) is unlikely to be signed into law. That would be good news, but there’s no guarantee, so remind your legislators and the Governor what you think of the “Super Broker” proposal. The cast and crew of two off-season committees (the Governor’s Health Care Transformation Task Force and the Legislative Health Care Access Committee) meant it when they proposed these ideas. They want them to become law. Governor Pawlenty is all that stands in the way of the Super Broker and socialized medicine.


Will Your Private Medical Records be “Dumped” into the Hands of Government?

In 2002, the public became outraged when CCHC exposed the Minnesota Department of Health proposed rules to require every health plan and every hospital to ship all the private details of your private medical records to the government. It made front page news, and the rule was dropped several months later after well-publicized legislative hearings. That said, the 1995 LAW allowing Health Department access to all your medical records still exists, a point we’re never going to let be forgotten.

Now, the health care reform bill, SF 3099, proposes to require all health plans to ship your private medical records (right down to all the details of each encounter between patient and doctor) to the Health Care Transformation Commission, a $12 million “super agency”of political appointees, for data mining, analysis, and anything else they choose to use it for…now and in the future.

Proponents of rationing and price controls could use your data to propose certain types of people not receive care, or to propose legislative and other policies that target individuals for intervention strategies, including in the future, genetic manipulation. Don’t forget to sign our petition against Minnesota’s DNA warehouse, genetic registries and unconsented genetic research. (Please do not sign it twice. Thank you.)

Let legislators and the Governor know what you think about SF 3099’s “Data Dump” (the sharing of your private medical”encounter data” with a group of political appointees).


Who to Call – Bill Busters!
1) Contact the Senators and Representatives that represent you.

2) Contact Governor Tim Pawlenty: 651-296-3391; 1-800-657-3717; tim.pawlenty@state.mn.us

Media Silence on Events in Canada

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One of the major reasons I began this website is the lack of reporting of substance by what is supposed to be our national and even local news.  For three years I have published my own email gazette trying to expose issues that never see the light of day no matter how much cable or Dish TV you purchase.  What I find appalling is the substitution of celebrity and non-news, rather than actual informative journalism.

A case in point is news from Canada.  Unkown to a majority of Americans, Canadians are waging their own battle against the New World Order, the Security & Prosperity Partnership, the NAFTA highway, the North American Union and the outsourcing of vital contracts related to infrastructure and data mining.

In protest over the outsourcing of census taking to Lockheed/Martin, Canadians by the hundreds of thousands have refused to comply and submit information to L&M.  About 63 are being agressively pusued and prosecuted for refusing to provide L&M with information, saying that this particular company is part of the American War Machine and citing the fact that the census was more than adequately handled by the government prior to this.

We will be posting regular updates to this situation.  In the meantime……

If you are one of those who are being prosecuted by the government in connection to refusing to participate in the census in Canada, please either send an email to:

306-373-8078  Saskatoon, SK



You can also post a repsonse on this website. 



Canadians fighting Lockheed/Martin: Loss of Confidence in Government: PART 1

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From fall 2006:


2006 Census Canada – Non-Compliance



There have been a few media reports about the high rate of non-compliance with the 2006 census. The cause has been attributed, for example, to a transient population (e.g. Alberta).


If you are in the email networks you know what the media is not telling: the Government contracted-out part of the 2006 census to Lockheed-Martin Corporation which is part of the American military machine. People have refused to co-operate with the census as a form of protest or resistance.


There are a number of reasons why the census should not have been out-sourced but the Lockheed-Martin situation is pivotal.


My first communication to the Government about their plans to “out-source”

to Lockheed-Martin was in 2003. I have appended a copy of the excellent letter from the Quaker (Society of Friends) community in Halifax dated February 2004. …


Later, we worked with the Government on the GDR (Government Directive on

Regulating) which is part of so-called “Smart Regulations”. I used the GDR to reinforce the point about the census, telling the Government that Canadians are learning non-compliance with regulations. I told them there would be a high level of non-compliance with the census for very legitimate reasons, if they did not change their direction. It wasn’t hard to figure out, from all the protest. The rule of law in Canada is being undermined which is a very serious situation.


Corruption, governments in bed with the people they are supposed to regulate, the complete failure to regulate to protect “the commons”, the gun registry, contracting-out to corporations like Lockheed-Martin, etc. etc. – all PREDICTABLY lead to a loss of confidence and consequent disrespect for the laws of the land. Definitely not a good place to be. You can point this out to the Government, but they seem incapable of hearing.


I have continued to communicate with Ivan Felligi (Chief Statistician for Canada) about the census. A Statistics Canada person phoned me and we talked the matter through, or so I thought. I have participated in the on-line support network at Vive le Canada. These are people who have resisted the census in various ways. Statistics Canada personnel also watch the site.


There is a recent posting from one of them.  (April 2008, web address deleted;  the page is no longer available.)


“Count Me Out” (a play on the Government promotion of the Census “Count Me In”)was another web-site for the sharing of information in 2006.


There are thousands of people across Canada who have not complied, many of them for the same reason: Lockheed-Martin. On July 5th we circulated in our network the report that 400,000 adults in British Columbia alone had not sent in their census forms – 10% of the population. The Government stepped up efforts to gain compliance. They do not disseminate the information on how many people have sabotaged the census in various ways, from the provision of inaccurate information up to refusal to submit.


The letter I received this week from Ivan Felligi tells me, “If your completed questionnaire is not received by Statistics Canada by October 27, 2006, I will turn the matter over to the Department of Justice with a recommendation that appropriate charges be laid….”


Further, if I am tried and found guilty of an offence under the Statistics Act, I “may be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or both.”


The reason given by Ivan for why the census form from me is required, is simply not true. It is contained in my reply to him (copy below). 



The following is my letter to Ivan Felligi, head of Statistics Canada. I have cc’d it to the President of Lockheed-Martin Canada, Martin Munro. And to Maxime Bernier, who, as the Minister for Industry Canada is responsible for Statistics Canada.



CONTACT AT: 306-373-8078

Copyright Your DNA

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The Genetic Nondiscrimination Act of 2003 (S. 1053) was passed unanimously by the senate supposedly prohibiting discrimination in employment or job promotion on the basis of genetic information and/or family history.  Exempted was the right of employers test for work associated hazards.  In addition it prohibits insurance companies from using genetic information or family history in determining who it will insure or what rates an individual or family will pay for coverage.


The fact that insurance companies were specifically identified as potential abusers of genetic information is clearly a statement that, attempts to abuse the information or to gain access to it was already being done. 


The newborn DNA databases in all 50 states is used in medical and research applications and experiments and can and usually do, include links to medical records of the entire family history of the tested individual. Blood and tissue specimens can be preserved for infinity and re-tested multiple times.  Even though parents or individuals can request destruction of the samples, you have no guarantee that the samples were destroyed, and regardless, the information that was gleaned from the samples remains on record…..meaning you have in essence destroyed nothing. 


Data mining, now done routinely on multiple levels by our state and federal governments, is providing information that has been gathered by ChoicePoint of Georgia, along with other companies who make a business out of gathering and selling your personal information to the FBI, and any other intelligence or government agency.  In the specific case of the FBI, there are still a few restrictions in place that disallow information gathering on US Citizens without probable cause.  With companies such as ChoicePoint, ethical or moral questions never apply to the more than one billion dollars they have been paid by the federal government to data mine your personal information. 


ChoicePoint has made clear its intent to construct a data base on every individual in the US and to include everything from genetic information, medical records, credit history, family history, spending habits, voting records, and every other type of information it can find on you and to compile it into billions of files that are for sale to insurance companies, researchers and experimenters, and to the government.  Companies such as ChoicePoint provide the end-run around the law by compiling and then selling as a commodity, information to agencies like the FBI, or huge insurance companies who might otherwise be prevented from having or gathering the information.


The attempts to track us and use the information about our genetic history don’t stop here.  The US military now has made it mandatory that military personnel be DNA tested.  The reason given is that it will make battlefield identification easier.  And it would.  But that isn’t why they are doing it and it doesn’t explain why DNA data is being stored for 75 years and subjected to massive testing and experimentation. 


As of December 2002, the Repository, now known as the

“Armed Forces Repository of Specimen Samples for the Identification

of Remains,

”6. contained the DNA of approximately3.2 million service members.

7 According to a recent DOD directive, the “provision of specimen samples by military members shall be mandatory.”

8. The direction to a soldier, sailor, airman,or marine to contribute a DNA sample is a lawful order which, if disobeyed, subjects the service member to prosecution

under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

9. If convicted at court-martial for the offense of violating a lawful general order, the service member carries the lifelong stigma of a federal felony conviction, and faces a maximum punishment of a dishonorable discharge, confinement for two years, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and reduction to the lowest enlisted grade.”



The actual intent of using and storing DNA is to identify genetic tendencies or traits that can be used to deny medical benefits, even when a condition is clearly a result of the actions or duties the individual is engaged in.  Even when a medical malady is clearly the result of activity related to assignment, an identified genetic predisposition can disqualify the veteran from obtaining treatment from the V.A. 


This DNA databank is also used routinely for experimentation for bio-weaponry, germ testing (weapons grade) among other agendas.  Donald Rumsfeld re-wrote the guidelines for germ and biological testing in 2002.  The new guidelines waive any right by the individual to informed consent for testing or experimentation with chemicals or drugs. This is does not mean the military, only  Special provisions were written in that specifically cite women and minorities as being subject to testing without informed consent and the public at large.  With these new rules, a department head in DoD, or HSD can now simply claim “national security” and basically give themselves permission to do whatever maniacal testing they choose……and you have no right whatsoever to know that they did it or, if you find out that you were secretly experimented on, to any redress against these agencies or their agents.   


Military personnel can request that their DNA samples be destroyed once service is completed, but here again, the individual has no way of knowing if it actually was and this request, just as with newborn DNA requests for destroying the samples, does not destroy the information gathered and stored.  It simply destroys the original blood and tissue samples….so they say.


Merging DNA Databases


In addition to the newborn DNA databanks, the FBI databanks and the Military databanks is the Criminal databank.  CODIS is a national DNA databank of convicted felons, including sex offenders.  We can all see the potential for the benefits of positive identification of predators, murderers, rapists etc., but here again something that should have been a very beneficial tool has been taken over by far more evil agendas. 


The Military DNA database is now merged with CODIS……that’s even if you have requested your samples be destroyed after ending your service……(this should highlight my earlier statement that the information is stored whether the samples are destroyed or not.)  CODIS, is then merged with INTERPOL.  This is the transnational criminal DNA databank and now your information has gone global.  Any government or any of its agents participating in INTERPOL is authorized to rummage through your DNA and related compiled personal files for no other reason than because it wanted to.  And, they may also use the genetic information loaded in INTERPOL to construct even more invasive testing and genetic modification programs.


Copyright your DNA


With states now claiming ownership of DNA of newborns, the military now claiming they own that database and the international efforts to catalogue every person possible, we aren’t far from the claiming of ownership of every individual.  To claim that you now own DNA of anyone other than yourself is to imply that the ownership entitles you to use as you see fit, that which you own.  It could be why human beings are now referred to as, “human capital” in such odious things as the Security & Prosperity Partnership”.  Maybe the intent all along has been to devise a means by which we become a commodity to be traded and sold on the global markets. 


Our DNA is the most singular identifier we have.  We are so unique that unless we are identical multiples, no one has the exact same DNA we have.  Even in the case of identical multiples, there are minute differences that can be detected.  Because this identifier is so unique to us, no one other than ourselves should have unfettered access to it, or to claim that they now own it nor should it ever be made into a salable commodity and treated as a tradable good that can be sold for profit.


Surveillance of large sectors of populations anywhere is now facilitated by facial imprinting, iris scans, face recognition, biometrics of all kinds, ID cards, the signal from your cell phone, the GPS on your car and video camera’s that are stashed everywhere.  The push to get us all to use cash debit cards rather than cash itself, is nothing more than an attempt to time/date stamp us to track and identify us, where we were and what we were doing.  Add genetic tracking and you have effectively devised the means by which the government decides who gets to benefit in many areas, and who will be culled out.  


Who is it that these governments are so afraid of that all of this effort is put into watching us, tracking us, spying on us, and now cataloguing us like cattle?  I can only conclude that it is the general population that scares the government the most.  I believe that most of us have dispensed with the “terrorist” threat and most people are aware that when the term “national security” is used, it has less to do with making sure the country is safe and most likely is just another assault on our lives and liberty.


The noose is tightening.



© Marti Oakley


OPT out of REAL ID

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I cannot begin to tell you how concerned I am at this overreaching on the part of our Government.  It is as if there were no Bill of Rights, indeed, no Constitution at all. 


The Real ID act requires all states to establish a federally directed driver’s license to include a laundry list of personal information in electronic form that will be shared across states.  Without the license, there will be no driving, no entry to public buildings, no flying – nothing the federal government cannot control. 

The REAL ID act IS the monitoring of all US citizens creating a massive database of information on every citizen.  It has NOTHING to do with national security – (the new catch phrase used to cover every act the government implements to take away our rights) – it has everything to do with the illegal data mining done on legal, law-abiding citizens.  If national security were the real issue, our southern border would have been secured long ago.

 By its own admission, the government can now spy on us online without us even knowing they are there, open and read our mail, enter our homes without a warrant, search and obtain records on medical, financial, employment, and even the books we check out from the library.  But now, suddenly, they can’t know who we are unless we subject ourselves to the REAL ID.  And WE can’t board a plane, get on a train, enter a Federal building, or even obtain our Social Security unless we submit to this invasion? Please do what you can to stop the REAL ID travesty of “homeland security.” 


Dan…..from Minnesota

Does Windows Vista Send Information to the Government?

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Does Windows Vista Send Information to the Government?by Bill Lindner on 20070726 @ 00:13AM EST Is there more to Windows Vista being big brother than was originally thought? There appear to be features and services bundled into Windows Vista that stay in touch with the government and their associates, too. If this is true, Microsoft has gone too far.

This post was in an abandonia.com forum, and appeared to get overloaded from all the attention it was getting. Whitedust.net had a copy of it on their site. 

A forum user switched to Windows Vista a month ago and actually had some good luck with it. He began noticing latency on his home network connection. He used port sniffing software and networking tools to see what was going on. What he found he referred to as “foundation shaking.”

There are some graphical images of a peerguardian 2 log with some very interesting information. The computer was in an idle state. It shows the computer connected to the following (in his own words):  

a.. DoD Network Information Center (Department of Defense) 

b.. United Nations Development Program (Seems to correlate to the parent branch of the U.N. Informatics Division) 

c.. Halliburton Company (We all know these guys) 

d.. Ministry of Defense Data Return Agent 

e.. DOHS-Recon (traceroutes for this address provided nothing, suspected blocks on traceroute.

Many of us who are monitoring this situation have suspected the acronym stands for the Department of Homeland Security Reconnaissance. This is merely a guess, but an educated one at that)I ran traceroutes on the IP’s, and sure enough they came back government owned.

I thought this might be exclusive to my system, so I ran over to a friend of mine who upgraded to Vista when it first became available. After installing monitoring software on his system, the hits it caught on his network were immediate and almost identical in source. 

Is there anyone in the abandonia community with a US based connection who is experiencing this watchdog behavior? Are any foreign Vista users experiencing similar attacks from their own countries ministries and governing agencies? It would be interesting to see how common this is. If Microsoft is doing this to all their Windows Vista consumers, it’s time to take a long hard look at how they do things. 

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FBI Seeking To Create 6 Billion Record Database Similar To Total Information Awareness

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In the name of fighting terrorism, the FBI is seeking to create a massive new data-mining program which “bears a striking resemblance” to the Pentagon’s Total Information Awareness program:

The FBI is seeking $12 million for the [National Security Branch Analysis Center] in FY2008, which will include 90,000 square feet of office space and a total of 59 staff, including 23 contractors and five FBI agents. Documents predict the NSAC will include six billion records by FY2012. This amounts to 20 separate “records” for each man, woman and child in the United States. The “universe of subjects will expand exponentially” with the expanded role of the NSAC, the Justice Department documents assert.

And you still don’t get it…..

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I’ve come to the conclusion that we really do need to throw the bums out! It won’t be too difficult on the Republican side…..21 representatives and senators have resigned or are not seeking re-election in ’08. More are expected. If I was them, I would take off running too. All the damage done to the country is about to come crashing down on us and these participants in the destruction want to get safely away before the real state of the union is revealed.


The Democrats have simply blown off the will of the American people and have decided that there will be no fence, no immigration enforcement, no repealing of the Patriot Acts, the Military Commissions Acts, the NSA spying bill, power grabbing Executive Orders or Presidential Directives that give the executive dictatorial powers……..no….and impeachment is off the table too! Never mind that our Constitution and Bill of Rights has been trashed……..lets talk about national health care.

And God knows on both sides they are tough(er) on national security. We now have to get clearance from DHS under Secure Flight to board a plane or train just to prove we are not criminals or terrorists.

We are fingerprinted, iris scanned, facially imprinted, data mined, filmed, tracked by our cell phones, on our computers, through GPS installed in our cars and phones so they know who and where we are, and now they want a REALID chip implanted not only in us but in all newborn babies so they can track them for life.

The FBI is building a data base that now includes dossiers on about 60 million people…..and intend to continue doing so. They have no idea and do not care whether the information they collect is accurate or true.

Under the proposed S. 1959 Anti-Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorist Act, we can no longer legally assemble, rally, protest or contact our representatives because that could be considered using “force” especially if we are advocating for social or political change. But the real intent is to close off whole sections of the internet limiting access to information your government doesn’t want you to have and halting the communication between grassroots coalitions.

While all this goes on, millions cross our Southern border. We don’t know who they are, where they have come from or intend to go. We do know that 7,000 Afghani’s, 14,000 Chinese, and about 20 million Hispanics are here illegally. But instead of getting tough on national security like they claim our government on both sides hands them free food, education, medical treatment, fuel assistance, housing and now intends to let them access our Social Security system. All this while middle class American’s lose their homes to foreclosure and their jobs to overseas markets.

The fact is we have no national security. Our country has been compromised on every level and at every opportunity. Looking back at the laws and executive orders passed over the last seven years, it would appear that the terrorists the US government and its minions fear the most are the legal citizens of this country.

Marti Oakley ©copyright 2008

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