October 1, 2012
October 1, 2012
DemocracyNow.org – National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney reveals he believes domestic surveillance has become more expansive under President Obama than President George W. Bush. He estimates the NSA has assembled 20 trillion “transactions” — phone calls, emails and other forms of data — from Americans. This likely includes copies of almost all of the emails sent and received from most people living in the United States. Binney talks about Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and challenges NSA Director Keith Alexander’s assertion that the NSA is not intercepting information about U.S. citizens.
How can you be a better snitch patriot? How can DHS make you feel more comfortable calling, texting, tweeting, facebooking, emailing, or mobile app-ing your concerns about the people around you to the police or the feds? Why don’t you feel comfortable doing this now? Why aren’t you more afraid?
DHS wants to know.
Ok, so those weren’t exactly the questions DHS had a private research firm ask US residents during in person focus group and telephone polling sessions, but they are close. Here’s an actual question:
“What would make the reporting of suspicious activity easier for you and your neighbors?”
Part of the problem, as DHS saw it, was that people weren’t reporting on each other enough. It’s not only a “quality” problem, but a “quantity” problem that needs fixing, it says. So naturally, it did focus groups. And polling. (At cost to taxpayers? I don’t know; couldn’t find out.)
So how’d we do when put to the FEAR TEST, us US residents? Not bad, actually. US persons come away from the focus groups and polling looking like pretty stand up people.
When DHS’ private contractor ICF Macro laid out a bunch of scenarios for people and asked if they would report “suspicious” activity to the police in those situations, forty-three percent of the people who demurred said that they would hesitate out of “concern you may get an innocent person in trouble.” Kudos, USA! That’s some great independent thinking and love of neighbor, not to mention clear evidence that the government’s sustained fear campaigns have not had the intended effect of sufficiently frightening us into submission or fear of one another. There is hope yet!
Though disturbingly, some of the fear-mongering over the past ten years must have rubbed off on young people more effectively than our older compatriots: while 54% of people aged 65+ said they didn’t want to rat on people for fear that they would harm an innocent person, only 41% of 18-34 year olds said the same. Older respondents also reported being more uncomfortable judging people than the younger participants.
genda 21′s eco-fascism bares its teeth
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The shocking story of Andrew Wordes, who had his property seized and was terrorized to death by the city of Roswell, GA, for the crime of keeping chickens on his land, underscores how “green” zoning laws introduced in accordance with the United Nations’ Agenda 21 policy are responsible for a new wave of brutal neo-feudalism now sweeping the United States.
Despite the fact that the city of Roswell allows chickens to be kept on properties less than 2 acres, Wordes was subjected to a sustained campaign of harassment and intimidation by the state which began in December 2008 when the city issued Wordes with a citation for keeping the chickens after a complaint by a neighbor. Continue reading