If this isn’t an example of a “Surrounded” situation I don’t know what is. For all of us “Freedom Loving” people, it is hard to understand the how and why all of this is going on. There is no reason to “fear” the people of this nation, or their basic motivations. We all love our country, and respect the laws of the land. Color me confused about all of this. What is the need for government and corporations to put so many resources into this entire subject? How does knowing exactly what I’m saying, where I’m driving, what books I’m reading, what food I’m eating, and what restaurants I frequent going to make any difference to the daily routine of the government, or anyone else? I just don’t get it. And I don’t know anyone else who gets it ether. Just what are those folks behind all of this thinking?
This is a situation that just doesn’t make sense. So much money being spent on this effort. Would not that money (mostly tax payer money) be better deployed to helping homeowners work out their problematic home loans, or be spent on helping our homeless brothers and sisters living on the streets. Or help the damaged for life Veterans, the list goes on and on. Why is there such a need to allocate so much valuable national treasure towards the “Surveillance Grid”? Not to mention, just how do you sort out and follow so much information on 300+ million citizens?
America has always been known throughout the world as the “land of the free”.
This article written by Michael Snyder brings to light some “crazy” truths, check out these quotes from the article;
“Were you under the impression that your credit card transactions are private? If so, I am sorry to burst your bubble. As you will see below, there are actually multiple government agencies that are gathering and storing records of your credit card transactions. And in turn, those government agencies share that information with other government agencies that want it. So if you are making a purchase that you don’t want anyone to know about, don’t use a credit card. This is one of the reasons why the government hates cash so much. It is just so hard to track. In this day and age, the federal government seems to be absolutely obsessed with gathering as much information about all of us as it possibly can. But there is one big problem. What they are doing directly violates the U.S. Constitution. For those that are not familiar with it, the following is what the Fourth Amendment actually says: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Unfortunately, the Fourth Amendment is essentially dead at this point. The federal government is investigating all of us and gathering information on all of us all day, every day without end.”
And, “Many Americans have never even heard of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but Judicial Watch has discovered that they are spending millions of dollars to collect and analyze our financial transactions…”
“Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) revealing that the agency has spent millions of dollars for the warrantless collection and analysis of Americans’ financial transactions. The documents also reveal that CFPB contractors may be required to share the information with “additional government entities.”
“Judicial Watch was able to obtain some absolutely shocking documents thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request that it filed in April.”
And this (oh my); “And don’t think that you can escape this by not using credit cards or by staying off of the Internet. The truth is that we are being tracked in hundreds of different ways.
For example, have you heard of automated license plate readers?
They are being installed on police vehicles all over the nation, and the amount of information that they are gathering on all of us is frightening.
A computer security consultant named Michael Katz-Lacabe asked the city of San Leandro, California for a record of every time that these license plate readers had scanned his vehicle, and what he discovered absolutely stunned him.
The paperback-size device, installed on the outside of police cars, can log thousands of license plates in an eight-hour patrol shift. Katz-Lacabe said it had photographed his two cars on 112 occasions, including one image from 2009 that shows him and his daughters stepping out of his Toyota Prius in their driveway.
That photograph, Katz-Lacabe said, made him “frightened and concerned about the magnitude of police surveillance and data collection.” The single patrol car in San Leandro equipped with a plate reader had logged his car once a week on average, photographing his license plate and documenting the time and location.”
And, on this very same subject, the SOP have a few AT&T email accounts that are admin’d by YAHOO. We have used these for many years, with no issues. Then recently they put our a notification that they have “upgraded” their email service, and in order to access our email accounts we have to “Click Here”. And, by “Clicking Here” we “agree” to all the policies, etc, etc. Before I clicked on the “Click Here” button I decided to READ their “Privacy” policy disclosure and found this SHOCKING language in it;
“YAHOO “PRIVACY DISCLOSURE PARAGRAPH” June 27, 2012
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I only have two words for YAHOO; Good Bye!