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Posted at 9:08pm
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Obama outlaws Freedom of Protest (by RTAmerica)

With the stroke of a pen, President Obama signed bill HR 347 into law earlier this month. With that move, Obama made it a felony to express freedom of speech in America. The Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act that effortlessly passed the House and the Senate is a law that most Americans don’t know about but could put them behind bars for up to 10 years. The law states it is a prosecutable offense to without lawful authority enter a building or grounds of a special event of national significance or enter a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting. David Seaman, journalist and host of the DL Show, joins us to talk about how, along with the NDAA, HR 347 is detrimental to the First Amendment.

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Posted at 10:14pm
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Drones coming to a space near you

This CNN story covers the rise in personal and commercial applications of drone technology - from real estate, to law enforcement, and search and rescue.  You could even build your own if you knew what you were doing.  It’s a technology like any other - it can be used for good or bad purposes. I’m sure those of you who are gun owners can relate.  However, like most new technologies, the laws and regulations concerning such a tool always fall significantly behind the practical usage and application. 

In scenarios such as this I wonder how the libertarians would go?  It can be used as an infringing tool against our privacy, but federal regulation is to be avoided.  Can we have an unregulated free market and yet regulate by whom and how robot eyes are used without reinforcing a big government approach?  I’m not a hardcore libertarian because these are the areas where their philosophy verges from mine.  I believe there are a number of things it makes sense to regulate at the federal level. 

Either way, law enforcement and private companies will be using this more each year and they will be looking at things most of us feel are private.  If a Peeping Tom is hovering 200 yards away but zooming in on your window with telescopic lenses, isn’t it the same scenario?  I’ll be curious to see what happens when they start to get shot down. 

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Posted at 10:09pm
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Posted at 12:56am
Tagged Iran war oil wars nuclear threat WMD

 




Homeland Security monitors Social Media for keywords and trends

The Department of Homeland Security has contracted with a private firm to provide aggregated information about trending topics and keywords from social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and I would assume site like Tumblr. So, if you’ve ever wanted to get on a no-fly list, here’s your chance.  

A “privacy compliance review” issued by DHS last November says that since at least June 2010, its national operations center has been operating a “Social Networking/Media Capability” which involves regular monitoring of “publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards.”

The purpose of the monitoring, says the government document, is to “collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.”  Source - Reuters

Now, they are quick to point out that they are monitoring publicly available content, however, this still means that in the course of exercising your freedom of speech rights, you may still come under scrutiny.  And who knows how many relevent keywords will get you added to a list and what the lists will be used for. 

This isn’t being paranoid - this is being realistic. They listen, watch, and aggregate. They compose profiles and calculate persons of interest. If you fit a profile they may watch you more closely. Maybe even use Patriot Act privileges to dig into your life. 

For survivalists and preppers, there is added concern.  If you insist on using cash, purchase bulk amounts of food, or express unpopular political points of view, you could already be a person of interest. 

You don’t know if they are watching YOU, but they are definitely watching the generic EVERYONE.

 


Posted at 11:48am
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Mountain Lion attacks six year old; Dad stabs it with pocket knife: this, my friends, is fucking survival….and one of the many reasons I always carry one or more knives.

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Posted at 10:18pm
Tagged survival SHTF mountain lion wildcat

 


Although the U.S. focus remains on exerting diplomatic and economic pressure on Syria, the Pentagon and the U.S. Central Command have begun a preliminary internal review of U.S. military capabilities, CNN has learned. The options are being prepared in the event President Barack Obama were to call for them. Two senior administration officials who spoke about the review to CNN emphasized that U.S. policy for now remains the use of non-military options.
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Posted at 9:45pm
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(CNN) — The unexplained beachings of scores of dolphins over the past month along Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is the largest “single-species event” of its kind on record in the northeastern United States, a marine mammal specialist said Monday.
A total of 129 common dolphins have been found since the animals began stranding themselves in early January, said Katie Moore, marine mammal rescue and research manager for the International Fund for Animal Welfare.