1/29/2013

UPDATED! A VERY DISTURBING PICTURE!

Posted by Tom

I have never been one to believe in conspiracy theories, etc., but I am beginning to see an incredibly disturbing trend developing within this Country.  I'm going point out some facts and situations which individually may mean very little, but collectively should give any Freedom loving American cause for concern.  History is replete with examples of how his this very same model has been used and abused by Governments to create oppressive, totalitarian regimes.

I realize this is a long article, but I think you'll find it filled with information you're probably not aware of.  The sum of which has the potential for GRAVE IMPACT upon the American People.  

Please share this with others, Americans need to WAKE UP! 
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THE PATRIOT ACT:
Originally enacted under the Bush administration in response to 9/11, on May 27, 2011, President Obama, over widespread bipartisan objections, approved a Congressional four year extension of controversial parts of the Patriot Act that were set to expire. In March of 2010, Obama signed a similar extension of the Patriot Act for one year. These provisions allow the government, with permission from a special secret court, to seize records without the owner’s knowledge, conduct secret surveillance of suspicious people who have no known ties to terrorist groups, and to obtain secret roving wiretaps on people.

Wiretaps for oral, electronic or wire communications, approved by federal and state courts, are at an all-time high. Wiretaps in year 2010 were up 34% from 2009, according to the Administrative Office of the US Courts.  There are at least 72 fusion centers across the US which collect local domestic police information and merge it into multi-jurisdictional intelligence centers, according to a recent report by the ACLU. These centers share information from federal, state and local law enforcement and some private companies to secretly spy on Americans. These all continue to grow and flourish under the Obama administration.

In July 2010, the Washington Post released “Top Secret America,” a series of articles detailing the results of a two year investigation into the rapidly expanding world of homeland security, intelligence and counter-terrorism. It found 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence at about 10,000 locations across the US. Every single day, the National Security Agency intercepts and stores more than 1.7 billion emails, phone calls and other types of communications. The FBI has a secret database named Guardian that contains reports of suspicious activities filed from federal, state and local law enforcement. According to the Washington Post Guardian contained 161,948 files as of December 2009. From that database there have been 103 full investigations and at least five arrests the FBI reported. The Obama administration has done nothing to cut back on the secrecy.

The Bay Area Transit System, in August 2011, hearing of rumors to protest against fatal shootings by their police, shut down cell service in four stations. Western companies sell email surveillance software to repressive regimes in China, Libya and Syria to use against protestors and human rights activists. Surveillance cameras monitor residents in high crime areas, street corners and other governmental buildings. Police department computers ask for and receive daily lists from utility companies with the addresses and names of every home address in their area. Computers in police cars scan every license plate of every car they drive by. The Obama administration has made no serious effort to cut back these new technologies of spying on citizens.

The Patriot Act even allows the Government to get records from your local Library, to see what books you're reading.  It also allows for the WARRANTLESS search of your emails more than 150 days old, without justification or oversite.  These concrete examples document a sustained assault on domestic civil liberties in the United States under the Obama administration.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DATA MINING:
DHS Directive 110-01 specifically identifies information to be gathered from Social Media Sites on U.S. Citizens, amongst others.  This includes, but is not limited to: Name, addresses, relatives, pictures, internet service provider information, account numbers, employment, education and lots more!  In short, nothing is private to the DHS.  DHS Data mining is also certainly not limited to Social Media sites, but from any available databases, including commerial sites specializing in it's collection.  

Data-mining programs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not fully reviewed by the agency for their effectiveness and, in some cases, for their compliance with privacy protection mandates, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The DHS has not completed privacy impact assessments for two of the six data-mining programs the GAO reviewed, the report said.  In addition, DHS violated its own privacy rules by sharing information from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Pattern Analysis and Information Collection (ICEPIC) program with state and local law enforcement agencies, said Representatives Brad Miller of North Carolina and Donna Edwards of Maryland, both Democratic members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.

One of the "most disturbing findings" by the GAO was that ICEPIC rolled out its law enforcement sharing component before it was approved by the DHS privacy office, Miller and Edwards said in a press release. The program violates the DHS privacy impact assessment created for the program, the GAO report said.

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NEW NSA DATA CENTER BEING BUILT IN UTAH:

The Utah Data Center is a data storage facility being built for the NSA and is designed to be a primary storage resource capable of storing data on the scale of yottabytes.  It is alleged to capture "all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Internet searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital 'pocket litter'," though its precise purpose is secret.[1] The US Senate has voted to approve the FAA Sunsets Extension Act of 2012, which will authorize warrantless surveillance of Americans for counter-terrorism purposes for another five years. The bill extends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which granted retroactive immunity for wiretaps and email monitoring under the Bush Administration.[3]

>HERE IS A VIDEO THAT GOES MORE INTO THE FACILITY<

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STINGRAY DEVICES
A federal court judge in Arizona next month will decide if the Department of Justice overstepped the 4thamendment when it used a device called a “stingray” to collect evidence against David Daniel Rigmaiden, a 30-year-old Arizona man accused of leading a massive identity theft ring from 2005 to 2008.  Stingrays look like cell towers but are used to collect cell information (even when the phone is not in use) from everyone within reach of the device. Law enforcement officials say the tool is used in a targeted way to search for terror suspects. the defendant in this case says his fourth amendment rights were violated.  READ HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS..

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DHS EMERGENCY POWER EXTENDED, INCLUDING PRIVATE TELECOM SYSTEMS:
The Obama administration has given the Department of Homeland Security powers to prioritize government communications over privately owned telephones and internet systems in "emergencies."  An executive order signed June 6 gives DHS the authority to seize control of telecommunications facilities, including telephone, cellular and wireless networks.

When President Obama inked his name to the Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions Executive Order on July 6, he authorized the US Department of Homeland Security to take control of the country’s wired and wireless communications — including the Internet — in instances of emergency. The signing was accompanied with little to no acknowledgment outside of the White House, but initial reports on the order quickly caused the public to speak out over what some equated to creating an Oval Office kill switch for the Web. Now the Obama administration is addressing those complaints by calling the Executive Order a necessary implement for America’s national security.

Former White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden insists that “The [order] does not transfer authorities between or among departments,” but the order does indeed allow the DHS to establish and implement control over even the privately owned communication systems in the country, including Internet Service Providers such as Time Warner, Verizon and Comcast, if the administration agrees that it is warranted for security’s sake. (everything justified by "Safety")

Immediately after last week’s signing, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) said the order allowed the DHS "the authority to seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications." This is essential for any Government taking control of it's Citizens.
  
 

RETURNING WAR VETERANS LABELED AS "DOMESTIC TERRORIST THREAT."
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that she was briefed before the release of a controversial intelligence assessment and that she stands by the report, which lists returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S.  “This report appears to raise significant issues involving the privacy and civil liberties of many Americans - including war veterans,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.  The FBI has also characterized returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as a major domestic terrorist threat.  FBI documents show the bureau was working with investigators inside the nation's uniformed services "in an effort to identify those current or former soldiers who pose a domestic terrorism threat." The other agencies working with the FBI are the U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Division, the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.  Freedom of information Act requests have revealed that the majoirty of  DHS "intelligence" has been provided by none other than the "Southern Poverty Law Center."
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LICENSE PLATE READERS - DESIGNED TO TRACK YOUR MOVEMENTS:
Today, tens of thousands of LPRs are being used by law enforcement agencies all over the countryThe system's unchecked, and largely unmonitored, use raises significant privacy concerns. License plates, dates, times, and locations of all cars seen are kept in law enforcement databases for months or even years at a time. In the worst case, the New York State Police keeps all of its LPR data indefinitely. No universal standard governs how long data can or should be retained.
 
The country's largest such company, Federal Signal Corporation (FSC), which sells LPRs under its PIPS brand name, says it has sold 20,000 mobile systems across North America and another 15,000 fixed devices across the United States and the United Kingdom.  "We work with the 25 largest cities in the United States, over 100 cities in the US.  Tim O'Leary, a company vice president, in an interview with Ars said, "We think the market is growing at 8 to 10 percent, adjusted growth rate, annually."
Various agencies, in particular the Department of Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Customs and Border Protection have issued Millions of dollars in Federal Grants to local law enforcement to buy the hardware.
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RECENT MILITARY "TRAINING" ACTIVITIES IN MANY U.S. CITIES:

HOUSTON:  Following reports of a military exercise occurring in Miami this week, KTRK-TV shot video of military-style helicopters roaming the skies in Houston, Texas. There have also been several reports of gunfire in the area.  The U.S. Army tells KTRK-TV that they are overseeing a “multi-agency training drill” at the old Carnegie High School on Houston’s south side. There were reportedly armed men in fatigues, a lot of firearms and what many believed were real live rounds.  The Army did not give any additional details regarding what the training is all about or why it is being conducted in Houston.

MINNEAPOLIS
Just as Chicagoans saw Black Hawk helicopters with “heavily armed men” hanging out of them in April this year and were told it was part of a routine training exercise, so too are the residents of Minneapolis being alerted to an upcoming urban training.
WCCO (via CBS Local) stated Monday that residents are not to be alarmed if they see a similar scene of low-flying military helicopters. It reported the U.S. Special Operations Command would be conducting exercises from now through the beginning of September.

What scenarios could the military be trying to make as real as possible?  Glenn Beck has some ideas and it makes sense.  Either a massive change in military training has taken place OR the government is preparing for “something big,” such as a civil breakdown.


MIAMI: Police sent out a warning [last] Monday that multiple police agencies would be providing support for a joint military training exercise somewhere over Miami and elsewhere in the county. The exercise will include the use of military helicopters.  But those who don’t read the papers were terrified at the sight of soldiers rappelling onto rooftops, as what sounded like machine gun fire echoed off the high-rises.  Josh Epperson, an artist who was visiting Miami during the drill, said “I heard the machine gun fire and then I hit the deck…I didn’t know what to expect, and it was one of the loudest things I’d ever heard.”  One local resident, Frances Jerrals, didn’t understand what was happening when she saw military helicopters flying over her southeast Houston neighborhood.
“When you see this, you think the worst. When you hear this, you think the worst,” Jerrals told KTRK-TV.  “I felt like I was in a war zone…It was nonstop. I was terrified,” she added.

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND OTHER AGENCIES ORDER HUGE QUANTITIES OF AMMUNITIONThese various agencies have ordered more than
1.6 BILLION rounds of ammunition! when you add up all the contracts.  This ammunition is designated for use here in the continental United States!  The question begs, is the Government stockpiling ammunition to be used against the American People?  Furthermore, future purchases are now be hidden from the American People by new Government policies.  Why?


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DHS PURCHASES 2700 ARMORED VEHICLES FOR USE IN THE UNITED STATES:

The Department of Homeland Security (through the U.S. Army Forces Command) recently retrofitted 2,717 of these ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.


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DHS ORDERS ORDERED $2 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF "NO MORE HESITATION TARGETS" These targets depicted pregnant women, children, and elderly gun owners in residential settings as “non-traditional threats,”
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R.I.O.T. SOFTWARE, DEVELOPED FOR DHS, TRACKS SOCIAL MEDIA USERS:
In this video obtained by the Guardian, Raytheon's 'principal investigator' Brian Urch explains how the Rapid Information Overlay Technology (Riot) software uses photographs on social networks. These images sometimes contain latitude and longitude details – automatically embedded by smartphones within so-called 'exif header data'. Riot pulls out this information, analyzing not only the photographs posted by individuals, but also the location where these images were taken.



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HOMELAND SECURITY GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO MONITOR AMERICAN JOURNALISTS - JANUARY 9, 2012:

Under the National Operations Center (NOC)’s Media Monitoring Initiative that emerged from the Department of Homeland Security in November, Washington has written permission to collect and retain personal information from journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone who uses “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.”

>CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION<

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GENIA PRODUCTS CREATED FOR DHS:

Genia products specializes in the development of lasers, capable of conducting laser scans from 164 feet.  Lasers are capable are even capable of detecting gun powder.  Imagine a suitable vehicle equipped in front of your home conducting such a scan.  Are you over the "Government Limit" of storing ammunition? 

That could cause you to be classified as a "Beligerent" under the NDAA and permit your indefinite  detention, without the writ of Habeus Corpus. Some of their information has been removed from their site, but here is >GENIA PRODUCTS< ______________________________________________________________________________ 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REPORTING:
It has been reported that Department of Homeland Security has issued memo's to suppliers of MRE's to Report any "large purchases" made by individuals.  Certain books, which are deliberately NOT being named here, also flag individuals to the Department of Homeland Security.

Do you still have doubts?  Here's a COMPLETE LIST OF ALL THE DHS MEMOS for "SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTING FLYERS"

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DR JAMES GARROW ALLEGES PRESIDENT OBAMA ASKING TOP GENERALS IF THEY'LL FIRE ON U.S. CITIZIENS, IF ORDERED TO DO SO:


It has also been reported that members of the 28th Infantry Division, the Pennsylvania National Guard, have also been asked if they would obey orders to forcibly confiscate guns from law abiding citizens.
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This new National ID would utilize a computer chip and biometric features that would permit Radio Frequency ID signals (RFID) to monitor the movements of American Citizens along roadways, bridges, tunnels, office buildings and even any doorway with a sensor.  Not to mention the ability to store every detail of your personal, private information, including your medical records and anything else deemed "important."
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>>Supreme Court Rules Government can Spy on Americans <<

Read here to see just how your Phone, Computer and even GPS unit can now be searched and exactly how it's done!


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THE 2ND AMENDMENT - THAT WHICH UNDERPINS ALL OTHER FREEDOMS AND LIBERTIES UNDER THE CONSTITUTION:  We now have the greatest, sustained assault on the Second Amendment that this Country has ever seen.....Including continued threats from various Government entities of  additional, potentially unconstitutional, Executive Action and by some, even proposals confiscation.


Unconstitutional Official Acts
16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256:
"The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and any statute, to be valid, must be in agreement. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail. This is succinctly stated as follows:
The General rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of it's enactment and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.
Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it.....

A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the land it is superseded thereby.  No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it."
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Americans need to WAKE UP and understand the almost daily, incremental loss of their Liberties.  History is replete with examples of how his this very same model has been used and abused by Governments to create oppressive, totalitarian regimes.

Anyone who is NOT concerned simply doesn't understand history and is therefore doomed to repeat it.

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