Nous, les terroristes...
Pour ceux qui auraient encore des doutes à savoir si la dérape vers une forme d'état policier, une dictature scientifique, voici une autre liste (de 17 pages) d'articles à ce sujet. La définition du terrorisme s'élargie et commence graduellement à inclure la population en général qu'on présume suspecte de prime abord. Le système de présumé innocent jusqu'à preuve du contraire se transforme en présumé coupable avant même d'avoir commis ou pensé quelque acte de violence ou de terrorisme. Pourtant, l'on sait maintenant que les très médiatisés actes de terrorisme des dernières années ont été le produit des services secrets avec l'aide de certains éléments criminels d'état et du complexe militaro-industriel. Je parle ici du 9/11, des attaques à Londres, Oklahoma City, WTC en 1993 et les attaques de Madrid.
Toute cette matrice de surveillance mise en place autour de nous se veut une grille de contrôle nous plaçant virtuellement dans une prison planétaire où chacun de nos mouvement sont surveillés. Le but étant de consolider le pouvoir entre les mains des déjà trop puissants de ce monde et surtout de vous maintenir dans un état de peur, de tension constante.
C'est la façon dont trop de politiciens à la solde des intérêts financiers voudraient nous mener: à coup de terreur et de cauchemars.
Alors le mot clef ici est de ne surtout pas vivre dans a peur et de reprendre notre pouvoir et destinée en main. Soyons responsables et assumons notre pouvoir au lieu de le déléguer sans cesse aux autres.
The NSA has been listening in and taping your phone calls for years. What makes you think they stopped now?
What we learned from the witch hysteria is that if you pay people to find witches, they will see witches everywhere. Now we have a huge bureaucracy paid to see terrorists, and they see them everywhere. Both groups, witch hunters and terrorist hunters, used torture to wrest confessions form their victims in order to "prove" the reality of that which they sought. Both groups, witch hunters and terrorist hunters, were caught in many cases fabricating the "evidence" of the existence of that which they were paid to seek.
We are at a dangerous time when the hunters of terrorists, who have failed to find any real terrorists amidst all the blood and fear of the last few years, are desperate to prove just to themselves that they have not been wasting their time and the taxpayers' money. They are desperate to find terrorists, and as a result, none of us are safe any more. The hunters of terrorists have become that which they claim to oppose.
Federal law enforcement agencies co-opted sheriffs offices as well state and local police forces in three states last weekend for a vast round up operation that one sheriff's deputy has described as "martial law training".
When the law allowing torture and detaining of terrorists without judicial review was passed, I predicted that exactly what constituted a terrorist was likely to grow, including more and more activities, thus subjecting the accused to legal persecutions without the protection of the Bill of Rights.
Well, I hate being right all the time, but this particular legislation allows the government to declare someone a terrorist if they expose inhumane treatment of animals, thereby resulting in financial loss to the abuser.
Civil liberties campaigners and MPs have raised doubts about the national DNA database after the Home Office confirmed it contained more than 500,000 false or wrongly recorded names.
And the folks at
Between this, cradle to grave surveillance, and crime, is it any wonder that so many Britons are desperate to leave?
'Well, Mr. Rivero, the DNA proves you're not a terrorist, but it does say quite clearly that you are a zebra, so these gentlemen are here to escort you to the zoo!"
Police files hold the DNA of more than 50,000 children who have committed no offence. And that's only the tip of the iceberg -
now has the largest DNA database in the world. By Marie Woolf and Sophie Goodchild Britain
A generation is all they need
One day we will all happily be implanted with microchips, and our every move will be monitored. The technology exists; the only barrier is society's resistance to the loss of privacy
CNBC: Big Brother - Big Business
The administration's demand that Congress shield the telecommunications industry from lawsuits for aiding in the systematic warrantless wiretapping of Americans has far less to do with protecting national security than its own exposed flanks.
Make no mistake, telecom immunity is about keeping a flagrantly illegal program from public scrutiny and maintaining the illusion that the president ordered a small, precision surveillance program, when the opposite is true.
In recent years, we've seen a geometric increase of media attention on the abuse and neglect of children. There are now even television shows devoted to tracking potential child molesters by encouraging them to visit a house set up with hidden video cameras so that we all can watch. The entire concept makes me question what type of psychological condition one must suffer from to actually want to "watch" a child molester in the act.
This article relates to the shocking treatment in
A bill introduced this week by
Unless they were polling exhibitionists, I don't believe the blurb about 75% of people wanting more surveillance.
My objection remains that these gizmos always sound good during development, but when they get to the field they have a high rate of false-positives, which inconveniences innocent people and adds unreliable data to the system.
The very best way to stop terror is to stop screwing around with other peoples' countries.
WASHINGTON - A top intelligence official says it is time people in the
What now, surveillance cameras in pre-schools, just to get kids used to the idea?
This is another great argument in favor of home schooling.
"It may be perfectly secure, but my daughter is a minor and I understand that supposedly the kids have the option to not have their prints scanned, but that's not being articulated to my daughter," said Hal Storey, who's daughter is a 10th grader at Rome High.
Of course not. Get them used to constant scanning at a young age!
I don't know about you but I get very uneasy with the change from simply paying for your lunch, to proving your identity simply to eat! What is next? No water unless you can prove who you are? No access to the bathroom unless you are on the approved list?
A school uniform maker said yesterday it was "seriously considering" adding tracking devices to its clothes after a survey found many parents would be interested in knowing where their offspring were.
Trutex would not say whether it was studying a spy in the waistband or a bug in the blazer but admitted teenagers were less keen than younger children on the "big brother" idea.
"Hey, get 'em used to tracking devices on them from the cradle, and they won't mind our monitoring their every move right on the the grave!" Official
But seriously, if there was ever an argument for home schooling your kids if you live in the
Watch this uniform feature go from voluntary to mandatory very, very quickly.
Students Must Carry And Pay For GPS-Based Cell Device.
It isn't the cost these kids should be worried about; it's the surveillance. These phones can listen to the entire room and report the location of the student at all times.
Fire engines are being fitted with CCTV cameras that may be used to trap motorists driving without seatbelts or using a mobile phone at the wheel.
Cameras once proposed solely for the purpose of monitoring the level of traffic on freeways may soon have a new mission in
... but will soon expand to enlist the public to find anyone the government does not like, such as political dissenters, bloggers, people with evidence of corruption, whistleblowers, etc.
Surveillance cameras rolling inside our local schools is nothing new, but what's taking place inside Demarest's public schools is truly cutting edge: a live feed from more than two dozen cameras with a direct connection to the police.
Sign of the times: intelligent
Although the writer is trying to put his best spin on this, it seriously looks as though the
Remember how we were told that the cameras were not about spying on ordinary citizens, but would prevent crime?
Well, that part about preventing crime hasn't worked out.
As many as 95% of CCTV systems in the UK are operating illegally, according to a CCTV expert. The revelation comes as new legislation is about to take effect in Scotland which could render even more systems illegal.
Did you drive on Interstate
The Texas Department of Transportation wants to know — and a company it hired may have videotaped your license plate, then sent a survey to your home to find out.
attention NSA: Decode THIS!
In the former USSR, maps were classified documents.
This demand for censoring maps does NOT affect our enemies, who have their own assets operating in real time. The maps on the web are usually very much outdated (as one example, the Google Earth photo of the Hawaii State Soundstages on Oahu is at least a year old and does not show new construction).
This is about keeping things secret from the American people, because the government is afraid of us.
And 4,000 errors...
UK security and law enforcement agencies made nearly 439,000 requests to monitor people's phone calls, emails and post during a 15-month period, the spying watchdog has revealed.
But nearly 4,000 errors in requests were also reported within the same period between 1 January 2005 and 31 March 2006, according to a report from the Interceptions of Communications Commissioner (ICC).
During Bush's presidency, US citizens have come under an unprecedented spying regime. In addition to upping its focus on suspected criminals, the administration permitted a system for wiretapping the phone calls of Average Joes and Janes. The government is also funding specialized computers from companies such as Cray that can search through enormous databases at incredible speed. Ah, if only Stalin could see us now.
One has to wonder: have Bush and his cronies gone completely paranoid??
FBI can turn on the mic on your cell phone and eaves drop even with the phone is turned off.
Federal officials are routinely asking courts to order cellphone companies to furnish real-time tracking data so they can pinpoint the whereabouts of drug traffickers, fugitives and other criminal suspects, according to judges and industry lawyers.
In some cases, judges have granted the requests without requiring the government to demonstrate that there is probable cause to believe that a crime is taking place or that the inquiry will yield evidence of a crime. Privacy advocates fear such a practice may expose average Americans to a new level of government scrutiny of their daily lives.
"Most people don't realize it, but they're carrying a tracking device in their pocket," said Kevin Bankston of the privacy advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation. "Cellphones can reveal very precise information about your location, and yet legal protections are very much up in the air."
The bad guys can generally afford to hire people who can scramble the GPS signal to the point where those tracking them can't really tell if they're in Boston or Bangladesh. In fact, you can buy GPS jammers or if you are handy with tools, you can build one. So, once again the real criminals, like drug runners, terrorists and Congressmen, easily evade the new surveillance, but your life is a wide open book to the government.
Beyond that, this administration appears to be veering off the standard of "probable cause" into Code Napoleon Law, which means that a person is guilty until proven innocent.
Details of every phone call made in Britain will be available to the police and the Government from today.
"We are still in the research stage but have conducted successful trials and the government is keen to test it. "It can detect bombs, contraband or people and will show up anything within a couple of metres."
Can you find the Constitution with it?
British holidaymakers and businessmen banned from travelling to America under anti-terror laws will no longer have any right to know why they have been turned away.
The US Department of Homeland Security, set up following the September 11 attacks, last week applied for a blanket ban on disclosing the information it holds on Britons and other EU citizens.
And for those of you not banned from travel to the US, just please don't right now.
Put the hospitality airline and related industries into such a state that their lobbyists are screaming in the ears of congress 24/7, relentlessly, to do something about restoring sanity to the business of travel, while keeping people safe.
Yet another reason for thinking Britons to consider home-schooling their kids.
Airport security chiefs and efficiency geeks will be able to keep close tabs on airport passengers by tagging them with a high powered radio chip developed at the University of Central London.
People will be told to wear radio tags round their necks when they get to the airport. The tag would notify a computer system of their identity and whereabouts. The system would then track their activities in the airport using a network of high definition cameras.
One solution might be to require people to use their tags to get through gates placed throughout the airport, he said. Perhaps a little like a shepherd might gate off his pasture and check the tags on his sheep as they passed into this field
Coming to an airport, school, workplace, and home near you!
And you have to love that line in the last paragraph about using the tag as a shepherd uses a "shepherd's gate": that really says it all.
Most passengers asked to submit to a full-body X-ray at Security Checkpoint B didn't bat an eyelash. Nine in 10 gamely stepped up to a scanner about the size of a vending machine, placed their feet on the red footprints painted on the carpet, and raised their arms – all in the name of airport security.
Not any more. Just don't travel by air, period, end of discussion.
These processes are really not about keeping Americans more safe.
If this was a real objective of this administration, we would have something approximating a sane foreign policy, something which the members of this administration cannot seem to find with a flashlight and both hands.
The indignities this government has inflicted on its citizens regarding travel (strip-searching grandmothers with metal joints, etc.) is simply about getting the public condititioned to them; nothing more.
For people who HAVE to travel, get used to it; you WILL be seen naked by some anonymous pervert at the TSA.
But the real damage will be to tourism. What family on vacation will want to come to the US now, knowing that at every airport, they are electronically forced to strip before the eyes of strangers.
And what investors will come to the US to start a business here, when they have to be so humiliated at the airports?
We've all undoubtedly heard the warnings about being careful about the information we put online, as well as the stories of potential employers and college admissions and coaches checking up on people online through Google and social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. But here's a new one for you: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is also using this information to check up on individuals entering the country. "They" are watching you, and "they" know what you've been up to.
To be followed by the "9-11 denial resolution" which will punish everyone who does not accept the official story of 9-11, and the "Bush is a nice guy denial resolution" which will jail those who do not like the President, leaving the entire country to be supported by just 47 people.
Ministers plan to force all adults to travel miles at their own expense to fingerprint scanning units so their details can go onto an identity card database. From 2009, everyone will have to attend one of 69 "interview centres", whose locations are revealed today for the first time.
That steady "thumpa-thumpa" sound the folks in the UK are hearing right now is George Orwell, turning over in his grave at mach 2 speed.
What the article doesn't ask is, what happens to people who don't choose to get the new ID cards?
Will they become "enemy combattants" of the UK, and put in permanent detention somewhere?
Last year, we received a letter expressing surprise that many digital cameras embed their serial numbers (and other information) into every photo they take. A large number of photographers are apparently unaware of this possibility, although it's not a secret and is described in some camera manuals (as well as digital photography tutorials and other documentation). It's also possible to remove (or change) the EXIF tag data using photo-editing software.
Broadband providers and Internet phone companies will have to pick up the tab for the cost of building in mandatory wiretap access for police surveillance, federal regulators ruled Wednesday.
The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to levy what likely will amount to wiretapping taxes on companies, municipalities and universities, saying it would create an incentive for them to keep costs down and that it was necessary to fight the war on terror. Universities have estimated their cost to be about $7 billion.
No, it will not be 'broadband providers and Internet phone companies' who will be paying for this: it will be the very citizens being wiretapped who will ultimately be paying for their own surveillance.
If you have some tinfoil handy, now might be a good time to fashion a hat. At the Digital Living Room conference today, Gerard Kunkel, Comcast's senior VP of user experience, told me the cable company is experimenting with different camera technologies built into devices so it can know who's in your living room.
I wondered why the mosquitos exploded when I swatted them!
Notice to citizens of the UK: that continuing thumping sound you're now hearing, 24/7 is not some new construction; it's George Orwell, turning over in his grave at Mach 4.
Companies that provide Internet phone service have just six days to meet a deadline from the Justice Department. By next Monday, they'll have to make their systems easier to tap. That's right -- make it easier to secretly listen in on your phone calls, or face daily fines of $10,000 dollars.
Okay, all I ask is that President Bush's phones be open to We The People (who after all paid for them in the first place) to listen in on as he does the job we pay him to do.
Seagate Technology LLC has shipped Maxtor disk drives that contain Trojan horses that upload data to a pair of Chinese Web sites, the Taiwanese government's security service warned this weekend.
The Investigation Bureau, a part of the Ministry of Justice that's responsible for both internal security and foreign threats, said it suspected mainland China's authorities were responsible for planting the malware on the drives at the factory. "The bureau said that the method of attack was unusual, adding that it suspected Chinese authorities were involved," a story posted by the English-language Taipei Times reported Sunday. "Sensitive information may have already been intercepted by Beijing through the two Web sites, the bureau said."
The military calls its new weapon an "active denial system," but that's an understatement. It's a ray gun that shoots a beam that makes people feel as if they are about to catch fire.
Coming to a police department near you........
Documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation show that the FBI has developed a capability to instantly wiretap almost any communications device in the country
The system does not use instantaneous speed like the cameras we're all familiar with, instead measuring the average speed of every vehicle over a distance of about a mile. How? By reading your license plates and matching them up camera-to-camera.
.... which also gives the government the means to track your every move.
There are a young group of people who call themselves the New York Surveillance Camera Players: With cameras being mounted in cities, highways, small towns, stores, parking lots etc, they decided to put on different skits or inform the CAMERA of their comings and goings (note this has taken hold in Europe) See: