Feds want to track your DNA like a license plate (Yep we’re there) This isn’t surprising.
I think many of us just assumed that to some degree this sort of research has been going on. The surveillance state contractor infrastructure expands, and our privacy shrinks, again. This is the yin and yang of Big Data. All the data points now floating out in the cybersphere about us, our health, our political dispositions, what food we eat, what beer we drink, are just waiting to be connected into patterns. This has great potential to make life better for human beings. But Big Data also has great danger as many of us recognize. AgainstCronyCapitalism.org - "The Real Problem with the Economy"
Obama signed into law unconstitutional NDAA. Editor, The writer of the Aug. 2 letter, "Caricature of Obama as all-powerful is bogus," was misinformed about the constitutional authority of the president.
No President is authorized to make laws or regulations with "executive orders. " Article I, Section I of the Constitution states: "All legislative powers herein granted are vested in a Congress. " Bad Precedent and Bad Faith. Source: To The Point Analyses Part I -- Hedges v.
Obama. America No Longer the Land of the Free. America No Longer the Land of the Free By Michael Webster: Syndicated Investigative Reporter. op/ed The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution states that the government may not take the life, liberty or property of any person without due process.
The United States is no longer the shining light leading the rest of the world in regards to freedom and liberty. The President signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) under the radar late on New Years Eve of 2011. The new law takes away American basic constitutional rights. The new law now in effect robs all Americans of our due process of law which nullifies many principles and rights afforded all Americans in our Constitution and Bill of rights guaranteed by our founding Fathers.
Americans can be arrested and taken to jail without the right of a phone call, right to a lawyer, and without being charged with any crime of any kind. 2013 NDAA whistleblower enhanced protections effective July 1, 2013. Section 827 of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), “Enhancement of Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees,” enacted some key changes to the protections provided to whistleblowers.
By the terms of the statute, these laws became effective July 1, 2013.1 The NDAA required that the DFARS and NASA supplemental regulations to the FAR be amended to implement these changes. While these changes are in process, they have not yet been implemented.2 Following are three important changes: North Korea Exposes the Western Propaganda (Full Documentary)
FugitiveSlaveAct NSA. State Legislatures Strengthen the Constitution Via Nullification. On May 4, politicususa.com published “Republicans Shred the Constitution By Passing Unconstitutional Nullification Laws” by Rmuse.
This article is nothing more than worship at the altar of the All-Powerful National Regime. The author’s supposition is that Republicans despise the Constitution because many states have passed bills that nullify federal government laws and reject federal court opinions. It is my contention that citizens of the several states do not need to stand by and accept unconstitutional overreach of federal statutes and poorly reasoned federal / Supreme court decisions. Rethinking the role of governments. The following was published as a letter to the editor in The Times-News of Burlington, NC With the hype of this subject coming out almost daily it’s good to dispel some myths.
A Supreme Court Justice’s Affirmation of Nullification. Those who oppose nullification argue that the Supreme Court never once upheld the legitimacy of the principle, and on several occasions, rejected it.
True. This should come as no surprise, considering asking it to affirm nullification means asking it to renounce its own self-declared absolute supremacy in matters of constitutional interpretation. People simply don’t pull the rug out from under themselves and willingly relinquish power. Controversy continues over Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”
Beloved author Toni Morrison’s book “Beloved” is set after the American Civil War (1861–1865) and is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret Garner, who temporarily escaped slavery during 1856 in Kentucky to the free state of Ohio.
When a posse arrives to retrieve her and her children under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which gave slave owners the right to pursue slaves across state borders, Margaret kills her two-year-old daughter rather than allow her to be recaptured. Beloved’s main character, Sethe, tries to kill her other three children as well. years later, a woman presumed to be her daughter, called Beloved, returns years later to haunt Sethe’s home at 124 Bluestone Road, Cincinnati. Sethe comes to believe that Beloved is the two-year-old daughter she murdered, whose tombstone reads only “Beloved”. Sethe spoils Beloved out of guilt. Conservatives keep comparing Obamacare to slavery.
Politics Nation - Conservatives have a new talking point: The Affordable Care Act is like the Fugitive Slave Act.
Right-wingers are saying that requirements for runaway slaves to be returned to their masters is comparable to requiring health insurance companies cover people with pre-existing conditions and creating marketplaces that give people access to healthcare. Today in labor history: Underground Railroad leader Levi Coffin born. Levi Coffin, whom some later called "President of the Underground Railroad," was born Oct. 28, 1798, in North Carolina. Coffin grew up working on his father's farm. He later related that he became an abolitionist at age 7 when he asked a slave who was in a chain gang why he was shackled. The man replied that it was to prevent him from escaping and returning to his wife and children. That disturbed Coffin. George Will Compares Obamacare To Fugitive Slave Act. What the Fugitive Slave Act can teach us about ending NSA spying. It seems each day offers new insights into the scope of NSA spying.
We know they look at our phone records. We know they look at our emails. We know they poke around in our social media worlds. We know they spy on our “allies.” And that’s just what we know. Today in labor history: Petition sent to Congress to end Fugitive Slave Act. On January 2, 1800 the Philadelphia black community petitioned Congress to rescind the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. The effort was led by Absolom Jones who was the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church. Born a slave in Delaware Jones purchased his freedom and, along with William Allen, ministered in the Methodist church.
What's going on with the New York City subway system? Contrary to the company's August 13, 2012 claim, evidence suggests that Cubic Corporation, a defense and transportation services company, manages sales of TrapWire to US law enforcement through a McClean, VA based firm, Abraxas Applications. The company's August 2012 denial -- issued in the wake of online uproar about TrapWire, a shadowy surveillance system created by former CIA officers -- contrasts with information the Abraxas Corporation, a Cubic subsidiary, appears to have provided the federal government as late as February 3, 2011. Cubic oversees or owns a number of services and companies that deal in the extremely private data of millions of ordinary people.
It's therefore understandable that the $1.2 billion corporation didn't want to be seen as having anything to do with TrapWire, a surveillance, "predictive intelligence" and data-mining company marketed to governments and corporations. Cubic and TrapWire elsewhere. TrapWire American cities under total surveillance. Privacy is 'off the table' in a 'post-9/11 world,' says New York City police chief. The rhetoric in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings is starting to recall the heightened fear that took hold after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. That's especially true in New York City, where the suspected bombers were allegedly planning a second attack. In a press conference yesterday, both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police commissioner Ray Kelly used the suspects' alleged plot to make the case for more surveillance cameras. "You’re never going to know where all of our cameras are," Bloomberg said.
"And that’s one of the ways you deter people; they just don’t know whether the person sitting next to you is just somebody sitting there or a detective watching. " "You’re never going to know where all of our cameras are. " Kelly promised that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is expanding its already massive network of cameras. Health Insurance Marketplace, Affordable Care Act. HHS: 15K Healthcare.gov reports missing. Google Buys DARPA Robotmaker Boston Dynamics. Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism December 16, 2013 Google, Inc. NSA Has Every Email You Ever Sent In Bluffdale Ut Data Center Video - Blatant Violation Of Privacy. NSA Utah ‘Data Center’: Biggest-ever Domestic Spying Lab. Bluffdale Ut. South Korean Cheetaroid Wants to Join the Cat Robot Race. Four-legged robots are multiplying in labs around the world, and a number of projects are drawing inspiration from one particular family of animals: big cats.
This new breed includes Boston Dynamics's Cheetah, MIT's Cheetah Robot, Osaka University's Pneupard, and EPFL's CheetahCub. The latest specimen comes from South Korea and is called Cheetaroid. Now, you may be asking why we need quadruped robots and, in particular, cat-inspired ones. VA State Police Collected Massive Amounts Of License Plate Data By Scanning Plates At Political Rallies. There are many legitimate uses for license plate data -- tracking auto theft or vehicles used in the commission of crimes. Collection of plate and location data by automatic license plate readers can be troublesome in terms of privacy, but this can usually be mitigated by the prompt disposal of data unrelated to criminal activity. Unfortunately, many states are operating license plate readers without privacy safeguards in place, or are simply building massive databases with no disposal plans for "non-hit" plate data. Over in Virginia, state police are doing everything wrong when it comes to responsibly deploying automatic license plate readers.
It's grabbing massive amounts of license plate and location data, holding onto the info for multiple years, and targeting drivers engaged in First Amendment-protected activity. DARPA targets $4.8M to close backdoor security problems. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has written a check for $4.8 million to Raytheon BBN Technologies and GrammaTech to build software that blocks backdoor security holes in commodity network devices. The contract falls under DARPA's Vetting Commodity IT Software and Firmware (VET) program which address the threat of malicious code hidden in mobile phones, network routers, computer workstations and other networked devices can be secretly modified to function in unintended ways or spy on users. Under VET, GrammaTech and Raytheon BBN said they intend to develop tools and techniques to let organizations inspect the network-enabled devices software and firmware and protect them from attack.
World Bank wants all nations to have universal health care!
The Logic Behind Mass Spying: Empire And Cyber Imperialism. By James Petras Revelations about the long-term global, intrusive spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and other allied intelligence apparatuses have provoked widespread protests and indignation and threatened ties between erstwhile imperial allies. Supreme Court To Decide On Lawsuit Challenging Obama's NSA Spying. World Wide War - Der geheime Kampf um die Daten [HD Doku] DARPA.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is one of the most important organizations we have in America today. British response to surveillance leaks 'eroding' freedom – human rights groups. Human rights groups' open letter to David Cameron on surveillance. NSA data collection reconsidered. ObamaCare Stories: Real Life Stories on ObamaCare. Protecting Your Right to Pursue Fugutive Slaves?: GOP's Most Shameful Shutdown Moment. Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Frederick Douglass confronts the Fugitive Slave Act - National Historic Americans. Fugitive Slave Clause. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and the Dred Scott Decision of 1857 by Evan Kelmar the Great on Prezi. Obama laughs off GOP critics. President Obama Mocks Rep. O'Brien Comparing ACA To Fugitive Slave Act. President, Quoting an Obamacare Critic, Mentions Fugitive Slave Act. President Obama and his administration compares Obamacare critics to terrorists, arsonists, fat cats and kidnappers.
President References Slave Law While Mocking Obamacare Opponents — But Here’s the Full Context. In health care speech, Obama mocks O’Brien’s Fugitive Slave Act comparison. Obama mocks O’Brien’s Fugitive Slave Act comparison in healthcare speech. GOP’s most shameful shutdown moment. From Spying on "Terrorists Abroad" to Suppressing Domestic Dissent: When We Become the Hunted. Tired of Giving In! Verizon Lobbying Congress Over NSA Data Collection. U.S. sets up intelligence surveillance technology review body. Obama turns WWI-era law against leakers. Obama's reversals on the NSA exposed. Loophole Shows That, Yes, NSA Has 'Authority' To Spy On Americans. The NSA is searching the e-mails Americans send overseas. The Fugitive Slave Act - The Breakdown of Sectional Balance. Juneteenth Festival commemorates Germantown's Underground Railroad past.
Personal Liberty Laws: A Nullification History Lesson. Advanced technology helps law enforcement catch fugitive - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports. New York Times on HB56: "...like some reincarnation of the Fugitive Slave Act." Can Facebook keep its 'coolness' or is it already gone? White House: Obama will defend Internet spying to Europeans. Senators Wyden And Udall Say They've Seen No Evidence That NSA Surveillance Stopped Dozens Of Terrorist Attacks. DNI James Clapper says that the NSA does not collect data on millions of Americans. WH defends DNI director Clapper after congressional testimony draws fire. The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)
Clapper: I Gave 'The Least Untruthful Answer' To Wyden's 'Beating Your Wife' Question On Data Surveillance. The Hunt Is On For Edward Snowden.
Chris Hedges: From WikiLeaks to AP Scandal, U.S. Nears "Totalitarian Security & Surveillance State" Tutorial – The Question of Slavery IV; The Fugitive Slave Act. Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States. Fugitive Slave Act - 1850. The Fugitive Slave Act. Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.