Archive for the ‘Surveillance State’ Category

Congressional Spy Satellites

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 20:01 3 Comments

Shocking News: congressional satellites of the NSA are the same guys whose campaigns get funded by the defense industry. Overall, political action committees and employees from defense and intelligence firms such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, United Technologies, Honeywell International, and others ponied up $12.97 million in donations for a two-year period ending December 31, 2012, [...]

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The Surveillance Apparatus State

Saturday, June 15, 2013 20:03 No Comments

Leonard Pitts writes about the tyranny of the Surveillance State in the Miami Herald: If ever tyranny overtakes this land of the sometimes free and home of the intermittently brave, it probably won’t, contrary to the fever dreams of gun rights extremists, involve jack-booted government thugs rappelling down from black helicopters. Rather, it will involve changes to [...]

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Surprise: Raytheon Devises Technology to Monitor Serfs

Monday, February 11, 2013 22:01 2 Comments

Shocking news from the Washington Times: Defense contractor Raytheon has developed software that tracks people online through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. The Rapid Information Overlay Technology (RIOT) software uses location data embedded in photographs and other Internet postings to track users’ movements and personal activities, according to Brian Urch, Raytheon’s principal investigator. [...]

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Benito Napolitano

Monday, May 7, 2012 20:19 4 Comments

The evil Napolitano (as opposed to the good one) speaks to Australians about why they should be aligned and supportive of the US military-industrial-surveillance-security complex. Reader Chris Bieber writes, “Mussolini said the same thing…only in Italian.”

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The Private Police State

Monday, January 23, 2012 4:13 1 Comment

Surprise, surprise – a license plate database free-for-all. The government is photographing license plates and matching the scans up to massive databases. But it is to protect us from … bank robbers and kidnappers. Thanks to Michael Ostrolenk for the tip.

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Feds Tracking Kids

Sunday, January 15, 2012 13:15 2 Comments

According to the New York Post, the Department of Education Detainment …has taken a giant step toward creating a de facto national student database that will track students by their personal information from preschool through career. …The department’s eagerness to get control of all this information is almost palpable. But current federal law prohibits a [...]

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Not Your Father’s Data Recorder

Friday, June 11, 2010 3:21 10 Comments

Reader Brent Petersen points out some of the usual government nonsense from bill H.R. 5345, or, the ‘Consumer Auto Safety Enhancement Act of 2010.’ For the 2012 model year, cars that are due to hit the market in a few months, congress wants an event recorder of specs yet to be determined in every new [...]

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Making Orwell Proud

Saturday, May 22, 2010 6:02 4 Comments

Here’s a good blog on the evils of E-Z Pass, the creepy kind of stuff they have out east. Illinois also has this, or something similar, which is why I hate the drive from Detroit to Minneapolis, going around Chicago. Invictus says, I’ve used the E-Z Pass system since its inception, and cannot envision myself [...]

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Orwellian OnStar

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 7:32 1 Comment

Back some years ago, on more than one occasion, I was asked to submit my resume for an open position in accounting/finance at OnStar Corporation. I was in the auto industry back then (blah!), and I had no desire to work at a quasi-governmental company making Big Brother products. I flat-out refused. Some of my [...]

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How the State Destroys Your Banking Relationships

Thursday, February 18, 2010 6:17 9 Comments

I caused a scene at the credit union last week. I use a neighborhood credit union that is old-fashioned and still offers personalized service. I’ve had an account there since I was five. I’ve always liked doing business with those folks. However, the tellers and managers seem to come-and-go more often these days, which means [...]

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