Privacy doesn’t exist anymore
by Phil Mancini
Be careful what you say, and be careful what you do because the U.S. Government is watching. Is it insecurity or paranoia? Probably both. Now that we are being watched, and listened to – supposedly for our protection – does anyone feel safer? Most Americans never felt threatened until we found out about the National Security Administration surveillance efforts, which is funny because many of us now feel less safe. And it’s our government, not terrorists, that are responsible for this threat.
Invasion of privacy goes back a long way in American history. In colonial times, the British government began imposing on privacy rights in the mid 1700s with the Writs of Assistance, a law giving British customs officials the power to enter homes, warehouses, and shipping without the actual search warrant. The Writs were part of the Navigation Acts. These were a series of laws meant to control the American colonies, to outlaw smuggling imported goods so merchants could avoid taxes. Thanks to taxes on items like sugar, (Read More....)
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You’d think the only thing happening in the world right now is the Trayvon Martin case. Perhaps that’s the intention of TPTB. In the last few days of the Zimmerman trial, over 20 children were shot in Chicago, but no one really noticed. I agree without argument or ceremony that both sides, Zimmerman and Trayvon, were in the wrong. That said, we need to move on to equally or more pressing issues and avoid the theatrics designed to distract us.
Issues that are at least if not more pressing include
Bernanke and the FED admitting that dollar collapse would be imminent as soon as the FED stops pumping “QE Infinity”. This (Read More....)
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*Guest article by JV*
Assistant Dear Leader Nancy Pelosi has told us explicitly- “Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory.” And who better to inventory it, than the compassionate, caring, DMV-like state! And I just can’t wait until we have those Red Guard-like “self-criticism struggle sessions!” I’m sure that will fix things in a jiffy!
“If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know,” Google non-Einstein CEO Eric Schmidt said in 2009, “maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” Really, Eric? How’s that prostate health of your going along? And tell us what you REALLY think of those Kate Upton pix on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Y’know…. what you really think. Anything else about your health or, um…. marital and/or sex life you care to let us all know about? If not, “maybe you shouldn’t be doing ‘it’ in the first place,” right? BTW, care to tell us how you ran Novell into the ground, Mr. Schmidt? Full details, please! Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, says (Read More....)
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