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Why criminal governments spy on citizens

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by: Brandon Smith

At the very foundation of perhaps every modern day conflict between the expansive powers of unchecked bureaucracy and the dwindling freedoms of the ordinary citizen dwells the vital issue of privacy. Privacy and the right to hold personal and political views without being singled out and scrutinized by government is absolutely essential to any society which dares to deem itself “fair and just”. Ultimately, without the presence of these two liberties, and without people to defend them, a nation is ill equipped to circumvent the growth of tyranny, and anyone claiming to be “free” in the midst of such a culture is living a delusion of the highest order. More

SMART METERS: Another attack on the 4th Amendment

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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“So, while never mentioning that the safety compliance tests were done in isolation, and, that these tests sited were not ever at any time actually conducted on smart meters the FCC, EPA, FDA, USDA and a host of other dysfunctional federal corporations are giving their blessings.”

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The total surveillance system known as SMART GRID” is meeting steady resistance as the public, wary of yet another assault on their privacy and freedom under the guise of some euphemistically named police state program, fight back against the installations of SMART METERS.  The public isn’t buying the “energy efficiency, green solution, this will save you money” propaganda put out by the manufacturers of the meters and the government. Especially when the reports of electric bills tripling and quadrupling after installation of the meters, has become so prevalent.    

On the face of many of these meters is the word “Echelon”.  The same name used to identify one of the most unconstitutional spying and wiretapping programs ever devised and used in the war on the American public.

From OPM Security:

ECHELON is a name used in global media and in popular culture to describe a signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection and analysis network operated on behalf of the five signatory states to the UK-USA Security Agreement (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, known as AUSCANZUKUS). It has also been described as the only software system which controls the download and dissemination of the intercept of commercial satellite trunk communications.”

Note: Whether this similarity in names is coincidental or intentional, the name Echelon evokes a queazy, sick feeling in the gut as this notriously unconstitutional program is an outward manifestation of the war against the people of the US by their own government.

ITRON, one of the major players in the SMART METER/SMART GRID scam, claims along with the infamous PG&E that is currently assaulting the citizens in various states, that there are no hazardous health affects from the meters.  They claim there exists, no evidence of such a hazard.  What they are actually telling you is:

  • Either they didn’t study the health affects,
  • They did, but aren’t releasing that information as it would damage their market.
  • They refused to look at any studies done regarding the health hazards. Or,
  • They are fully aware of the hazards and could care less.  The most likely option in my estimation. More

Homegrown terrorism: the threat of Homeland Security and spy agencies

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Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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“Anyone who slaps on a government badge and accepts a paycheck with full knowledge that their job will involve violating your rights and the Constitution of the people of the United States, should be considered a domestic terrorist.  Any agency who is unlawfully and actively spying on, data mining, intimidating or violating your Constitutional rights should be considered a radical extremist group and domestic terrorists.”

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We should have stormed the streets when TSA was set loose in our airports to assault travelers, but we didn’t. Instead, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of us mewled that TSA was “only trying to keep us safe”.  These assaults have nothing to do with our safety; we are being systematically trained to comply, to submit.  Now, because so many of us did comply, TSA is setting up shop in our train stations and courthouses among other public places and is expanding their assaults on US citizens.  The government has now openly declared war on its own citizens.  Think I’m wrong?  More

Southern Poverty Law (Lie) Center: The shame of America

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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“I know of no one who thinks or believes that we can exist as a nation without a government.  What I do know is that we can no longer abide bad government, and one that has moved so far beyond its boundaries that it is now openly engaged in acts of aggression against its own people. “

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Whatever the Southern Poverty Law (Lie) Center may have done in the past that would have merited respect has long since gone the way of most organizations that lose their way when they are suddenly treated as if they actually still retain any value.  This organization that makes its living reviving McCarthyism with all the paranoia and viciousness it can muster is a blight on America.  It is my belief that we need to compile our own list of threats to America, and SPLC would top that list. 

Until a few years back, I was a registered Democrat and had been all my adult life.  I left that party along with any other political affiliation due to the corruption in government at the hands of politicians who did and still do violate our Constitution and our rights while they wage phony wars for profit and who will sell us out to the highest corporate bidder.  It was individuals from both major party’s who initiated the wholesale destruction of our rights; it was and is presidents representing both major party’s who encouraged and condoned these things.  I take these assaults on the Constitution and my rights very seriously.  For me, this is very personal and I reserve my Constitutional right to dissent and to voice that dissent without a gaggle of otherwise unemployable and paranoid hacks creating lists of fictional threats. 

It is apparent that the only “research” done to compile their lists is on the net.  Anyone (like me) who points out the corruption of the government, who questions their authority to violate and abrogate our rights, who publicly expresses their disgust with the loss of our sovereignty due to illegal trade agreements (which are NOT treaty’s as prescribed by the constitution), the selling off of our infrastructure to foreign interests, anyone who realizes that Muslims can’t be the international threat the government claims they are or they wouldn’t continue to allow millions to emigrate to the US (would they?) that Homeland Security exists for no other reason than to protect the government from us. 

If we believe that our right to own property free of government encumbrance, to engage in lawful business activity free of laws protecting corporations  and most especially if we believe that with our economy in shambles and 22 million legal Americans unable to find work that our borders should be secured and illegal residents deported back to their homeland……well, we must all be “hate groups, nativists, ring-wing extremists,” and whatever other fear mongering tags they can come up with to identify those of us who object to the deconstructing of America. 

Well, I lean more to the left , don’t own a gun, don’t belong to any groups and have absolutely no idea why being a “nativist” meaning, a patrotic American citizen, is a bad thing unless of course you are a member of SPLC and then you are fearful and suspicious of anyone who isn’t you. More

Obama’s Expanded Military Spying and Torture Network

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GLOBAL RESEARCH

“As America’s imperial wars and occupations bog down and the bodies pile up, as unemployment and home foreclosures sky rocket, and as the Gulf of Mexico is transformed into a vast aquatic dead zone courtesy of BP and their friends in Washington, is it intemperate of me to ask Obama fans: “How’s that hopey-changey thing working out for ya?”

Tom Burghardt on 05 July, 2010 11:21:36

Global Research – Despite promises to the contrary, the Obama administration has consolidated, even expanded privacy- and civil liberties killing programs launched by the Bush government.

From warrantless spying and driftnet surveillance to the indefinite detention and torture of foreign suspects held in U.S. gulags, and from the murderous drone wars in Pakistan to threats to assassinate American citizens merely on the suspicion they might be terrorists, 18 months into Obama’s new “change” order, facts on the ground paint a grim picture indeed. More

Fusion Centers, Total surveillance Societies…….and a government against its own people

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With each and every passing day we are assaulted with more attacks on our constitutional protections from a dictatorial government, each of them predicated on some vague need in the “War On Terrorism”.   I have concluded after reading the most recent assaults on our rights, that the government is terrorized by “we the people”, and this “War on Terror” is actually a war against us……the people of the United States. 

 

Not one of the laws passed since 2001 to present day, do one thing to prevent terrorism from foreign threats.  There is not a terrorist out there who fears even one law we pass in the US.  By nature, terrorists don’t operate with laws in mind but rather in disregard to them.  So who could these unconstitutional laws, breaches of constitutional rights, invasions of privacy and the ballooning surveillance sector of government be directed towards?  You and me. 

 

The National Strategy for Information Sharing, which establishes state, local and regional “fusion centers” as a primary mechanism for the collection and dissemination of domestic intelligence, was not created to track terrorist activity although that was how it was sold.  NSIS was created to track you and me.  And not just in the case you might be in cahoots with some international terrorist group, but because you might be exhibiting suspicious behavior not in line with government policy. 

 

So what is some of this suspicious behavior that must be reported and recorded?

 

Apparently, being a peace activist can get you into the system as a terrorist or anti-government type. ( A peace activist is a terrorist? Isn’t this an oxymoron?  Isn’t this incredibly twisted irony?)

 

Using binoculars. 

 

Looking at maps.

 

Drawing diagrams.

 

Taking pictures or videos that aren’t “pretty”.

 

Expressing views not approved by the government (also called “extremist”)

 

NSIS will make deputy spies out of regular Americans from our military, our government and private individuals to spy on everyone and anyone.   Some how that makes me want to vomit.  But, it seems whenever a government decides that all or part of its population is a threat, there are always those who will try to buy their own safety even if it means becoming a traitor to their own people or country. 

 

The creation of these fusion centers which gather non-descript information on each and every one of us for no reason other than the fear of us, had to be the final word in the “War on Terror against the People of the United States.” 

 

Title 28, Part 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations clearly states that law enforcement agencies shall collect and maintain criminal intelligence information concerning an individual only if there is reasonable suspicion that the individual is involved in criminal conduct or activity.  The information must be relevant to the criminal activity cited.  Well….these new [Fusions Centers] blow right past that one. 

 

So…now that you know at least some of your friends, family members and even the military are engaged in spying on you, gathering information, data-mining and sharing it, in protected centers in every part of the country dedicated to deciphering who is not acting in accordance with government policies….who is not complying and submitting and who doesn’t share your adoration of a police state…….don’t you feel safer??

 

The clue to the actual intent of NSIS was right there in the text…… the collection and dissemination of domestic intelligence.  Domestic….that’s us.  We are the target of the “War on Terror”.

 

Obviously, our government lives in [terror] of us.  After all they have done to dismantle our country, our constitution, our ideals…….maybe they should.

 

© 2009 Marti Oakley

 

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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!  

http://www.whitedot.org/spyinteractive/

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:

http://www.whitedot.org/spyinteractive/

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