Archive for April, 2013


Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

The gruesome statistics of the abortion mills – over 54 Million babies killed from 1973 to 2008. http://truthvspower.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/obama-to-headline-at-murderers-gala/

Some people just need enough rope…

I had posted this on PAN, April 19, 2012

Part I

Part II

Today, I add these –

I Am Awake – truly surreal NWO warning; a montage of YouTubers.

IN PART II, I MUST STATE THAT ONLY A CURRENT RESIDENT OF ARIZONA COULD BE MORE CONCERNED REGARDING THIS ISSUE, THAN THIS FORMER ARIZONAN.  THE INFO ON GOV JAN BREWER WAS A NASTY SURPRISE.  THE INADEQUACIES OF SB 1070 ARE ALSO SHOCKING.

THE TRAGIC EVENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE, OCCURRED IN PLACES I WAS QUITE FAMILIAR WITH;  I TAKE THIS VERY PERSONALLY.  THE AREAS IN QUESTION,  THE REPREHENSIBLE SIGNAGE WHICH IN EFFECT CEDES A LARGE PART OF MY FORMER “BACKYARD” TO THESE VERMIN,  WERE A PART OF MY LIFE INTO MY ADULT YEARS.  INSTEAD OF PROMPT  FEDERAL ACTION, THE SPINELESS FEDS HAVE, THROUGH INACTION, UNDERMINED OUR SOVEREIGNTY, AND -I FEEL- THIS QUALIFIES AS TREASON.  OUR PRESENT IMMIGRATION POLICY IS A SICK JOKE.

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Raping Arizona… Part 2 – SB1070

Posted  by on Apr 24, 2013

Yesterday we introduced you to what life is REALLY like on the southern border and it’s not what Janet Napolitano and John McCain would have you believe.  Arizona is being invaded by a criminal class and the pro-amnesty crowd is ignoring it and lying about it.

Today, I’m going to talk about SB1070, the state’s immigration law that drove President Obama and the open borders folks to distraction.  As a reminder, this is a series and upcoming installments will include…

  • Drug and immigration cartels.

  • The Fence.

  • The Numbers.  How many illegals are here and how many are coming across.

  • What is the Border Patrol doing and how effective are they?

  • How to stop the flow.

  • Gang of Eight Immigration Legislation, good or bad?

SB1070SB1070 created lots of controversy in Arizona’s effort to fight illegal immigration.  We got sued by all the usual suspects, lost in Federal Court, lost in the Ninth Circus and won in the Supreme Court.  The most controversial parts of the law included what opponents called “show me your papers” and a requirement that business use eVerify to verify that new employees are eligible to be hired.

Our Governor, Jan Brewer, has gotten plaudits around the country from conservatives for SB1070.  Let me be clear about this.  Jan Brewer is a political hack, she had nothing to do with writing SB1070, did not support it or comment on it as it made its way through the legislature and nobody knew if she would sign it or veto it after it passed.  She waited until the last day to sign, walked out on a stage and at least half the state – the conservative part – was shocked when she signed it.

It was a purely a survival move.  She had taken office when Janet Napolitano went to Washington and was in a four way reelection fight, she was running third and falling.  Her handlers played the game well.  Brewer read her lines very well, even stood up to Obama (although I think that was to sell more books – she’d just self-published an ebook that went through the roof after her airport confrontation with the President) and walked to an easy win in the primary and general election.  Again, Jan Brewer is a hack.

With respect to SB1070, I’ve been an opponent of it since day one.  I thought it targeted the wrong people, would create unnecessary dust-ups, like the litigation process we were tied up in for years, and would end up being ineffective.  I was right.

The point of SB1070 was never to enforce immigration law, it was to create a hostile environment so illegals would get out of Arizona and head for friendlier climes, like California.  They are bankrupting our state, California doesn’t seem to mind bankrupting theirs so there was hope SB1070 would give illegals the incentive to leave the state.  It did work for a little while, but eventually everything bogged down.  It’s expensive to administrate and the Feds didn’t want to take the illegal we were arresting.

First of all, the “show me your papers” part of the law.  In the world of stupid, that was king.  The State of Arizona has had a law on the books for decades that required every citizen to have a state issued photo ID on their person at all times.  It’s a misdemeanor and you are subject to arrest if you don’t have one when asked to identify yourself by a police officer.  All this section did, according to dozens of police officers I spoke with, was effectively put a lawyer in car with them every time they asked someone for ID.  It added nothing to their ability to do their job, took about zero additional illegals off the street and created a firestorm in the process.

The good part of the law was the eVerify requirement.  Businesses hated it and campaigned against it.  Even though it made the final cut, the law is toothless and doesn’t provide enough punishment for ignoring it.

eVerify is a great solution.  It’s 98% accurate, it’s free assuming you have an internet connection and it takes less than a minute.  It’s similar to the requirement for an I9 form that all businesses are required to collect on new hires, but it accesses the Social Security database and verifies that the employee is who he or she says they are.

SB1070 could have worked had the legislature found a spine.  The solution is simple and basically ignores the illegals.

First, require eVerify for every employee.  SB1070 gave a pass to existing employees and that is an open admission by the business lobby that they’ve got illegals on their payrolls.

Second, extend the eVerify requirement to rental housing.  Require that landlords or their agents have an eVerify result on every tenant in a rental property.

Third, make enforcement worthwhile and make compliance a matter of life and death.

The state would audit businesses and rental properties on a routine basis.  The business would be required to provide proof that they have eVerify forms for every employee or tenant.  If an employee or tenant is found to be an illegal alien, the eVerify form is an affirmative defense.

If they do not have the form it’s an automatic fine of $1,000 per missing form.  If the employee or tenant is found to be an illegal, the fine jumps to $20,000 and the business owner/landlord/property manager is charged with a felony.  The fine is not dischargeable in bankruptcy and if the business is unable to pay the fine it attaches to the owners.  The felony charge is not able to be reduced.

The fines are large enough that the state will aggressively pursue enforcement of the law and it won’t tie up police to enforce it.  Accountants will work just fine and they’re cheaper than cops.  In addition, the businesses that are most prone to hiring illegals are construction and hospitality.  You can’t get a business or liquor license in Arizona with a felony conviction.  Now you’ve got incentive for the businesses to follow the law.

Obviously this isn’t going to happen.  In the current legislation before the Senate the eVerify system is being scrapped and replaced with an new and undefined system and businesses have 10 years to implement it.  Get the idea?

We need to tell Congress that the Gang of Eight is wrong.  This current bill is amnesty for millions of lawbreakers, has no enforcement provisions that will be implemented and asks us to trust the same government that’s refused to secure the border for the past twenty years.

You can contact your Representative and your Senators HERE!

Part 3 – Who Controls the Border?

Posted  by on Apr 24, 2013

It’s not the Border Patrol or Homeland Security.

If your only source of information is network or cable TV or a newspaper you might thing the southern border is a safe and secure place.  Just ask Janet Napolitano

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has repeatedly claimed that the border is more secure than ever, but when DHS officials were pressed at a recent Homeland Security Committee hearing to demonstrate how this progress has been measured, they had no verifiable metrics to support their claims.

In fact, Napolitano has stopped using the widely accepted term of “operational control.” This was not because they had achieved it — it was precisely the opposite.

In fact, the southern border makes Chicago and Detroit look like an old folks home.

Part of the problem is that very few people actually know what the border looks like.  We hear lots of talk about “the fence” and politicians like John McCain love to be seen standing in front of the fence to give you the idea that the border is fenced and secure.  It’s not.

This is a fifteen foot post fence with a steel box on the top.  This is a secure fence that John McCain would like to stand in front of.

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That type of fence is on less than 10% of the border.  What actually passes for fencing is actually a vehicle barrier.

Vehicle Barrier

The cute girl is five feet five and the greenery is Mexico.  Welcome to what border security looks like.  It’s difficult to see the footprints in the dirt on the other side of the barrier, but there are paths coming over the side of the ditch that have obviously been used thousands of times and the footprints are all headed north.

The land on the south side of the vehicle barrier, which was once a ranch owned by John Wayne, is all owned by the Mexican drug cartels for as far as you can see.  This is a highway from Mexico into Arizona that illegal aliens and drugs flow over daily just like commuters into LA on Interstate 5.

You don’t hear anything about the increase in traffic that occurred once President Obama announced his plans for amnesty last year.  He made the announcement on August 15 and south of Tucson, which is one of three “major” border crossing areas, Border Patrol was apprehending about 10 people per day.  By October 31 that was up to 90 per day as shown on this chart from American Border Patrol.

Human Smuggling Chart

OK Mike, the border isn’t secure, so what?  Well, here’s the desert about 30 miles outside of Phoenix.  These pictures were taken about a mile from both Interstate 8 and 10, the major highways in Arizona.

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What you see here is trash from traffickers.  The burlap and the backpacks are filled with drugs on the Mexican side of the border and loaded onto the backs of “undocumented workers” who make the trek north in search of a better life for their family.  Or something.  This is not an isolated site, there are literally hundreds of them along the dirt road that is within sight of Interstate 8.

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I have been to Organ Pipe Cactus Nat’l Monument,  Saguaro Nat’l Monument, Phoenix, Nogales, Tombstone, Sierra Vista, nearby Bisbee (not shown); Douglas, if memory serves me correctly, is where the rancher was murdered on his property.  Nogales, AZ is 65 miles south of Tucson. Most of the area from Phoenix on down,  is where the spineless Feds have posted the referred to warning signs.  Tucson and Phoenix have doubled in size since I left AZ; they used to be about 110 miles apart.

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Here’s what happens when the “undocumented workers” get to the drop site.

 

Remember, Janet Napolitano thinks the border is secure.  And John McCain and his Gang of Eight buddies are insisting that there won’t be any “amnesty” until Homeland Security (an oxymoron if there ever was one) certifies that the border is “secure.”  My guess is that will take about a month.

Just in case you still want to think that the federal government is actually doing anything to secure the border, given the billions of dollars they’ve spent in the last few years, here is a “fence” at Naco, Arizona, sorry for the glare…

8 Ft Border Fence

This fence is about eight feet high and is nothing but corrugated metal bolted to steel fence posts.  There are any number of places where the metal has been cut with a saw or where someone has dug under it.  The typical repair is a patch over the cut and large rocks in the tunnels under the fence.

Not 50 feet away from that mess sits steel posts for a 15 foot fence that would actually secure the areas.  These fences are buried in six feet of concrete and have barriers on the top.  These posts have been laying there for as long as anybody can remember and there is no plan to actually do anything but store them.

Fence Rails

And while we’re talking about your tax money at work, the folks from Arizona Project who put this tour together took us by three Border Patrol offices and one highway checkpoint.  There are literally hundreds of Border Patrol vehicles – all GM SUVs – parked at each location.  There are more vehicles than officers to drive them.  Remember that the next time you hear GM is selling lots of cars.

Border Patrol Vehicles

We need to secure our border, it’s a basic function of the federal government.  The immigration bill that the Gang of Eight put together in secret and is trying to ram through the US Senate will not do the job.  It will leave the border open and grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

Let your Congressman and your Senators know you want the border secured before we even talk about immigration policy.

To contact your Representatives, simply

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Part 4 – Build the Dang Fence.

Posted  by on Apr 25, 2013

Since then… Crickets

We’ve all heard about how “border security” is included in the latest amnesty bill that McCain and the Gang of Eight are pushing.  Let’s be clear about security, a fence is critical to stopping the flow of illegal aliens and drugs.  Yesterday, we looked at pictures of what passes for “fence” on the border between Mexico and Arizona.  A real fence looks like this, it’s 15 feet high buried in six feet of concrete, is made of steel posts and has a cap on the top to deter climbers.

15 Ft Border Fence

Actually, this type of fence occupies just a few paltry miles of the border and it works quite well in those few paltry miles.  What actually passes for “fence” when the politicians talk about it looks more like this, minus the cute girl who is about five foot five.

Vehicle Barrier

As you might guess, this one might keep an SUV out of the country but it doesn’t even begin to slow down somebody on foot even if they’re carrying a backpack with eighty pounds of drugs.

Add to that outrage the fact that huge sections of the border don’t even have that.  There’s at least one Indian tribe that has land on the border and because they’re a “sovereign nation” they don’t allow the US government to erect a barrier.  Then there are some areas that are controlled by the US Department of the Interior and for environmental reasons no barriers are allowed.  As a matter of fact the US Border Patrol is not even allowed to patrol those areas without permission from Interior 30 days in advance.

But never fear, Janet Napolitano, who will be the person the proposed legislation allows to declare the border is secure, has assured us border security has never been better

“Now, I often hear the argument that before reform can move forward, we must first secure our borders. But too often, the border-security-first refrain simply serves as an excuse for failing to address the underlying problems,” Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today at a hearing on immigration.

“It also ignores the significant progress and efforts that we have undertaken over the past four years. Our borders have, in fact, never been stronger.”…

She said the results of 1986 amnesty wouldn’t happen again because “immigration enforcement now is light years away from what it was.”

“I think in 1986 there were a couple of miles of fence along the entire southern border and it was basically chain-link fence,”

I don’t think I need to comment much on the rank stupidity of those claims, the pictures above pretty well deconstruct them.

The Gang of Eight is also assuring us that they’ve built a clause into the legislation that requires that 90% of border crossers are apprehended before amnesty is doled out.  Well, they got gamed because there is actually no link between amnesty and border security, the legislation treats them as mutually exclusive.  And as to assurances that “…enforcement is light years away from what it was…” we’ve got some new data.

The U.S. Border Patrol has caught a fraction of the border crossers spotted by a sophisticated sensor mounted on unmanned spy aircraft and flown over remote stretches of desert, casting doubts on claims that the area is more secure than ever, according to documents obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting.

The border crossers were spotted with a new, all-seeing radar system developed for use in the Afghanistan War and patrolling above the U.S.-Mexico border in parts of Arizona since March 2012. The system can reveal every man, woman and child under its gaze from a height of about 25,000 feet.

Between October and December, records show, the remotely operated aircraft detected 7,333 border crossers during its Arizona missions. Border Patrol agents, however, reported 410 apprehensions during that time, according to an internal agency report. The sensor was credited with providing surveillance that led to 52 arrests and 15,135 pounds of seized marijuana.

I have an engineering degree from a top university.  I learned how to do math but this problem really only requires 2nd grade arithmetic.  Or in today’s schools, maybe high school arithmetic.

If I divide 410 by 7,333 (that would be number caught by number of crossers) I get 5.59%.  I’m guessing that in whatever arithmetic is in use today that 5.59% is still a whole lot less than 90%.  So, we’re a tad short of our goal.  But we’re going ahead with amnesty anyway.

I’ve got $100 I’m willing to wager on whether the government even attempts to do better than six percent.

Bottom line, we don’t have a fence on the vast majority of the border and there is no plan to build one.

Napolitano, a former Arizona governor, noted a U.S. Border Patrol study determined a fence makes sense on 653 miles of the 2,000-mile southern border and so far some sort of fencing is up on 652 of those miles.

Get the idea?  It’s way past time to contact your Senators and your Representative.  Click the button and you can get their telephone numbers and you can send them faxes.  Let them know that it’s way past time to put security first and this bill doesn’t even address security in any meaningful way.

http://www.joe4america.org/immigration

http://joeforamerica.com/2013/04/raping-arizona-part-4-build-the-dang-fence/

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Raping Arizona …

Posted  by on Apr 22, 2013

and the nation.

Last Saturday my wife and I were guests of Project Arizona, a group headquartered in Phoenix that is doing the Lord’s work when it comes to educating people on border security and immigration issues.

This is the first of a series on border security and immigration that I’ll putting up exclusively here at Joe for America.  Today’s installment will show you where we went and give you a firsthand account of what it’s like to live on the border with Mexico.  It will also reinforce why this information is critical right now.

I’ve never asked my readers to do this, but today I’m asking you to send a link to everyone you know with today’s installment and encourage them to follow the whole series.  This is an education you will not get anywhere else, certainly not in the major media and not in a condensed form even in the blogosphere.

Over the next week I’ll be covering the following…

  • Illegal immigration law in Arizona, specifically SB 1070 and how it SHOULD have been written.

  • Drug and immigration cartels.

  • The Fence.

  • The Numbers.  How many illegals are here and how many are coming across.

  • What is the Border Patrol doing and how effective are they?

  • How to stop the flow.

  • Gang of Eight Immigration Legislation, good or bad?

We need to get the word out and get people off the couch and activated if we’re going win this latest version of the amnesty war.  Byron York, in yesterday’s Washington Examiner, lays out the battle lines.

Organizing for Action, the activist group that grew out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, plans what it calls a “major day of action” next month to gather support for the bipartisan Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill.

“This is a huge moment for President Obama,” said Emmy Ruiz, OFA’s immigration campaign manager, in an email sent to supporters of the Obama campaign Sunday. “The president made it clear last year that comprehensive immigration reform is a big part of his agenda — and we can help him keep that promise to the American people.”

Get the idea?  President Obama just took a major hit on the chin.  Don’t think for a minute that he’s down, he’s not.  His morphed campaign organization, OFA, will pull out all the stops to see that this bill is passed.  I can guarantee you they consider it a matter of life and death and we should as well.  Because it is.

I am not anti-immigration, and I don’t know anyone who is.  I am pro-legal immigration and the central point to my belief is that all immigration policy should benefit the United States of America.  I have no problem changing our existing policies to allow for increased immigration, but I have huge problem with rewarding law breakers and defacto punishing those who have been willing to follow the law.

What has illegal immigration done to my wonderful state of Arizona?  Well, here is a sign that stands about 30 miles south of Phoenix, about 100 miles north of the border with Mexico.

Immigration Danger Sign

You’ll see pictures not far from this sign in a coming installment that illustrates just how dangerous our desert has become.  This sign, by the way, is not out in the middle of a barren desert inhabited by snakes and Gila monsters.  It’s just a few miles away from cities where thousands of people – American citizens – live and work and it’s 100 miles north of the Mexican border.

So, if the area 100 miles north of the border is dangerous enough to put up a sign like that, what’s it like to live on the border?

We met with a group of residents of Cochise County – including County Sheriff Mark Dannels – to find out what it is like on the front lines.  I’ll talk more about that, but here’s a welcome letter one of our hosts read.

Our Tea Party and our community are grateful for your coming and listening to our stories and experiences.  It means so much t us that there are those who care and are willing to listen.  We see our friends, neighbors, children and grandchildren and want for them a safe environment.  A home that they can feel secure in, to live without having to check each room for intruders when they come home.  We do not want to live with news casts about tunnels under our border full of illegal drugs. We do not want to live with the pervasive flow of criminals and drugs through our community.

But my biggest fear is not intruders, drug runners or criminals, it is being forgotten.  It is after all the visits, all the speakers, all the talks that we will go back to our homes and our lives without knowing what affect our stories will have had or accomplished.  This is the third year the Palominas Tea Party has hosted these visits and we will continue to welcome those who come to hear our stories of how we cope with life on our unsecure border.  As long as you want to hear, we will tell our stories.  We have lived with home invasions, drug running, property damage, intimidation and even murders.  In response we are ignored, sued, called bigots, defamed and maligned.  Our homes are threatened and our mountain burned.

I know that none of you would be here if you did not care about this state and our situation.  Your concern is evident because you return year after year to listen and learn.  I believe it is time to turn this talk into mutual action.  I leave you with this question, How can we work together to accomplish our goal?

Thank you…

Welcome to the real world.  The assault on our southern border is increasing and despite assurances from Janet Napolitano, it is not secure and our towns and cities are not safe.

The picture John McCain, Jeff Flake and the rest of the Gang of Eight, along with the Obama Administration and the media, is painting is a lie, but what else would you expect from a Gang.

This series is a call to action and time is running out.  I trust you’ll find it informative, but we need to do more than “get informed.”  We need to act.  Today, you can reach out and get ten friends who are willing to find out what is really going on at our southern border and starting tomorrow you’ll have the ability to contact your Representatives and Senators directly from Joe for America.  We need to let them know that we won’t stand for amnesty.

Among many other issues, the fact that people are being  induced to update their programs to “improvements” using cloud technology, has me becoming nauseous again. This posting, largely ignored is still apropos. https://partneringwitheagles.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/rfid-in-your-hard-drive-laptop-cell-phone/  Now this revolting development:

 

[Patriot Update ran this article; obtained this direct link from them.]

U.S. employees set to be forced to give bosses their Facebook PASSWORDS

  • A last minute alteration to CISPA was  defeated in a Congress vote
  • It would have protected user’s social media  passwords from employers
  • The late amendment was put forward by  Democrat Ed Perlmutter

By  Steve Nolan

PUBLISHED: 04:00 EST, 23  April 2013 |  UPDATED: 05:46 EST, 23 April 2013

An attempt to ban US bosses from asking  employees to hand over their Facebook login details has been blocked by  Congress.

A last minute alteration to the controversial  Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that would have prevented  employers demanding that prospective employees disclose social media passwords  as a condition of employment was voted down in the house of  representatives.

The proposal, put forward by Democrat Ed  Perlmutter was defeated by a 224-189 majority, according to the Huffington  Post.

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Invasion of privacy? An amendment to a new US bill on cyber attacks aimed at  preventing employers asking prospective employees for their Facebook login has  been rejected

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Checking up: CISPA does nothing to address concerns that US employers can  legitimately ask employees for social media login details as a condition of  employment (file picture)

Handing over passwords could legally be a  condition of acquiring or keeping a job, said WebProNews.

Perlmutter said of his amendment before it  was defeated: ‘It helps the individual protect his right to privacy and it  doesn’t allow the employer to impersonate that particular employee when other  people are interacting with that person across social media  platforms.

He warned of an invasion of privacy and the  potential of employers to ‘impersonate’ employees online.

The Democrat initially proposed the password  privacy measure as part of the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform  Act of 2012 and warned that social media users have a reasonable expectation of  privacy.

Blocked: The amendment to CISPA was put forward by Democrat Ed Permutter who says that social media users have an expectation of privacy

Blocked: The amendment to CISPA was put forward by  Democrat Ed Permutter who says that social media users have an expectation of  privacy

In a statement he added: ‘They have an  expectation that their right to free speech and religion will be respected when  they use social media outlets.

‘No American should have to provide their  confidential personal passwords as a condition of employment.’

Perlmutter faced criticism from bill sponsor  Mike Rogers who claimed that he was trying to kill the act.

He said that the issue should be addressed in  separate legislation.

But previous attempts to counteract the  increasing trend of employers asking for prospective employees social networking  login details have failed.

The Password Protection Act 2012 was  introduced to Senators and Congressman but was not passed.

The overall act would allow the US Government  and private companies such as Facebook to share information with one another  should they come under cyber attack.

But critics of the contentious bill, which  initially failed when it was rejected by Senators last year, say that it would  bypass privacy laws and allow companies to hand over users’ information to the  Government.

They claim that it would prevent companies  who hand over people’s personal details from facing legal action and effectively  justify social media spying.

But CISPA recieved support from both  Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives.

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Reassurance: Facebook told its US users earlier this month that it has no  intention of sharing sensitive personal information

Although the Act was ratified by the House of  Representatives, there is a good chance that it could yet fall  through.

CISPA was also approved by Congress in April  2012, but was rejected by the Senate. The White House even threatened to veto  the act at the time.

Republicans Mike Rogers and Dutch  Ruppersberger have once again put CISPA forward as they say that it is vital  that companies have the ability to stop threats materialising in light of an  increase in the number of foreign cyber attacks from countries like  China.

Facebook initially came out in support of  CISPA, but its name has since disappeared from a list of firms fully supporting  the bill this time around.

article-0-18FA305F000005DC-901_634x434Under threat: CISPA is aimed at allowing companies to share information to  thwart potential cyber attacks

And the social networking site vice president  of US Public Policy Joel Kaplan reassured users that Facebook has no intention  of sharing sensitive personal information with the Government.

He said: ‘The overriding goal of any  cybersecurity bill should be to protect the security of networks and private  data, and we take any concerns about how legislation might negatively impact  Internet users’ privacy seriously.’

But other big name companies including IBM,  Intel, McAfee and Time Warner Cable are in favour of CISPA.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2313367/CISPA-Amendment-US-cyber-attack-law-banning-employers-asking-Facebook-passwords-blocked.html#ixzz2RVd3q38a

The following is, of course, a secular viewpoint. Christians can read between the lines.

To avoid the long, drawn out spiel, click off the tab, and click on  “stay on the pg” pop up,  to read this economic commentary. This is an excerpt. For the entire analysis. here is the URL:

http://pro.stansberryresearch.com/1304EOAPWAUP/LPSIP4VB/

This Upcoming Event Could Ruin Barack Obama’s Entire Presidency

 And it would result in some of the most dramatic changes to ordinary American life in more than 50 years.

Hello. My name is Porter Stansberry.
Fourteen years ago, I founded Stansberry & Associates Investment Research. It has since become the largest firm of its kind in the world. We specialize in financial research, and serve hundreds of thousands of paid subscribers in more than 120 countries.
You may know of our firm because of the work we did over the last several years – helping investors avoid the big disasters associated with Wall Street’s collapse.
We warned people to avoid Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, General Motors and dozens of other companies that have since collapsed.
We even helped our subscribers find opportunities to profit from these moves by shorting stocks and buying put options. To my knowledge, no other research firm in the world can match our record of correctly predicting the catastrophe that occurred in 2008, and the rebound that has occurred since then.
The video presentation we created three years ago, to explain the financial crisis, and our thoughts on what would happen next, has become the most-watched on-line financial video in history, as far as we can tell.
But that’s not why I created this follow-up presentation.
I reference our success and experience with Wall Street’s latest crisis because we believe there is an even bigger crisis lurking –something that will shake the very foundation of America.
I know that to most people, the situation seems to be getting better. Stocks have recovered nearly all their losses. Real estate has rebounded. Unemployment and bankruptcies have dropped. But here’s the thing:

The unfortunate reality is that we are actually in a much more dangerous and precarious place today than we were five years ago.

And that is why I’ve spent a significant amount of time and money in the past few months preparing this presentation.
In short, I want to talk about a specific event that will take place in America’s very near future… which could actually bring our country and our way of life to a grinding halt.
This looming crisis is related to the financial crisis of 2008… but it is infinitely more dangerous, as I’ll explain in this letter.
As this problem comes to a head, I expect there will be a near-complete shut-down of the American economy. Life as we have known it for more than 40 years will essentially cease to exist. Our governments on both the Federal and State level will shut down. Banks will not open. Businesses will at least temporarily shutter their doors. I expect we’ll see martial law, enforced by the U.S. military.
Believe me, I don’t make this prediction lightly and I have no interest in trying to scare you.

I’m simply following my research to its logical conclusion.

I did the same when I tracked Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s accounting. Also with General Motors, Lehman Brothers and the rest. And when I began giving this warning in 2006 no one took me very seriously… not at first. Back then, most mainstream commentators just ignored me.
And when I presented my case and exposed the facts at economic conferences, they got angry. They couldn’t refute my research… but they weren’t ready to accept the enormity of its conclusions either.
That’s why, before I go any further, I have to warn you…
What I am going to say is controversial. It will offend many people… Democrats, Republicans, and Tea Partiers, alike. In fact, I’ve already received dozens of pieces of hate mail.
And… the ideas and solutions I’m going to present might seem somewhat radical to you at first… perhaps even “un-American.”
My guess is that, as you read this letter… you’ll say: “There’s no way this could really happen… not here.”
But just remember:
No one believed me four years ago when I said the world’s largest mortgage bankers – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – would soon go bankrupt.
And no one believed me when I said GM would soon be bankrupt as well… or that the same would happen to General Growth Properties (the biggest owner of mall property in America).
But again, that’s exactly what happened.
No one believed me in 2011 when I said the crisis would cause “riots in the streets.” Then came the protests in Wisconsin, and the Occupy Wall Street movement all over the country.

And that brings us to today…

The same financial problems I’ve been tracking from bank to bank and from company to company for the last six years have now found their way into the U.S. Treasury. I’ll explain how this came to be. What it means is critically important to you and every American…
The next phase in this crisis will threaten our very way of life.
The savings of millions will be wiped out. This disaster will change your business and your work. It will dramatically affect your savings accounts, investments, and retirement.
It will change everything about your normal way of life: where you vacation… where you send your kids or grandkids to school… how and where you shop… the way you protect your family and home.
I’ll explain how I know these events are about to happen. You can decide for yourself if I’m full of hot air.

As for me, I’m more certain about this looming crisis than I’ve been about anything else in my life.

I am literally afraid for my family’s future, and I have taken drastic steps to prepare for what I know must inevitably happen next.
I know that debts don’t just disappear. I know that bailouts have big consequences. And, unlike most of the pundits on TV, I know a lot about finance and accounting.
And this is all coming to a head much, much sooner than most Americans think.
Of course, the most important part of this situation is not what is happening… but rather what you can do about it.
In other words… Will you be prepared when the biggest financial crisis in America in more than 50 years, hits?
Don’t worry, I’m not organizing a rally or demonstration. And I’ve turned down every request to run for political office.
Instead, I want to show you exactly what I’m doing personally, to protect my family, and to protect and perhaps even grow my money, and how you can prepare as well.
You see, I can tell you with near 100% certainty that most Americans will not know what to do when commodity prices – things like milk, bread and gasoline – soar. They won’t know what to do when banks close… and their credit cards stop working. Or when they’re not allowed to buy gold or foreign currencies. Or when food stamps fail… or their Social Security checks come to a halt.
In short, our way of life in America is about to change – I promise you. In this letter I’ll show you exactly what is happening, and why it is inevitable.
Again, you can challenge every single one of my facts and you’ll find that I’m right about each allegation I make.
Then, I hope you’ll take action for yourself.
Will you act now to protect yourself and your family from the catastrophe that’s brewing right now in Washington D.C.?
I hope so. And that’s why I wrote this letter.
I’m going to walk you through exactly what I am doing personally, and what you can do as well. I can’t promise you’ll emerge from this crisis completely unharmed – but I guarantee you’ll be a lot better off than people who don’t follow these simple steps.
But I’m getting ahead of myself just a bit.
Let me back up and show you in the simplest terms possible what is going on, why I am so concerned, and what I believe will happen in the next 12 months…

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The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed by the U.S. House by a vote of 288-127 (18 abstained), and headed to the Senate for a vote (possibly Friday, April 25th).  Amendments were passed in secret.

CISPA will allow private companies to share the personal data of every U.S. citizen and resident (sometimes, incorrect data, as I recently discovered and the company refused to correct it), with the U.S. government, its law enforcement agencies, intelligence services, and over 600 other agencies.

Therefore, if you patronize Facebook, Twitter, Google, Verizon, et al, your personal information will be provided to the U.S. Government and law enforcement — for whatever purpose the agencies deem necessary, in violation of the Fourth Amendment contained in the Bill of Rights.

CISPA’s purpose is purportedly to prevent cyber-attacks or trace an attack back to its source. The explanation of CISPA’s necessity is that cyber-attacks are weapons in the virtual battlefield and could lead to actual war.  Seriously?!?

CISPA also amends the National Security Act, allowing U.S. intelligence services to share classified information with anyone, even persons without a security clearance. An amendment to CISPA was proposed, allowing U.S. companies to retain their privacy policies, but was voted down.  These promises made to you, including terms of service, will be unenforceable should the Senate ratify the Bill.  Hope you kept a list of companies you do business with!

According to Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), these companies are “completely exonerated from any risk of liability.”  Just like Monsanto!  Eat our poison – you can’t sue us!

The Bill of Rights, Fourth Amendment, of the U.S. Constitution, states:

‘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.’

‘Probable cause’ requires providing evidence of probable criminal activity before the law enforcement agency is allowed to search a citizen’s person, home, papers, and effects, specifying the area to be searched.

The Fourth Amendment does not protect against private companies mining for information about you for their own gain.  It protects you against the U.S. government unlawfully accessing your data without a search warrant.  CISPA, however, will allow the government to acquire all your personal data without a warrant, without probable cause, without your knowledge, and for free.

According to the privacy and civil liberties group, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), 

“As it stands, CISPA is dangerously vague, and should not allow for any expansion of government powers through a series of poorly worded definitions. If the drafters intend to give new powers to the government’s already extensive capacity to examine your private information, they should propose clear and specific language so we can have a real debate.”

Once information is acquired by the U.S. government, CISPA supposedly only allows the Government to use the information as it pertains to ‘cyber-security’, rather than ‘national security’.  However, the poorly defined language in CISPA enables its misuse.  As with Obamacare, once it is in effect, it will prove much more intrusive than those who voted in favor, misguidedly intend.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) calls CISPA ‘fatally flawed‘ and ‘extreme‘, stating, “The core problem is that CISPA allows too much sensitive information to be shared with too many people in the first place, including the National Security Agency.”

I looked at the main stream media (NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN) to see how this is being reported and the results are as follows:
NBC:  NOTHING!
SomeCBS headlines:

  • As CISPA Cyber security Bill Passes House, Privacy Advocates Mobilize
  • Internet Activists Draft Declaration of Internet Freedom

A sample of ABC headlines:

  • House Passes Pro-Business Cybersecurity Bill
  • CISPA: The controversy surrounding it and how it might affect you

CNN: (ONLY ONE!)

  • Reddit co-founder urges tech leaders to fight CISPA

Has the United States Government conspired to undermine HIPAA and the Fourth Amendment?  Yes!

Common sense tells us that health records cannot provide the Government with anything akin to cybersecurity ‘threat information’.  This is a phishing expedition by the U.S. Government to gain access to your private, personal information.  Not only does it violate the Fourth Amendment – it violates HIPAA – it violates U.S. citizens!  Have they lost their minds?!?

No – there’s a purpose in the seeming madness.  To enslave You!

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I wrote my Senator – will YOU?

ALL amendments in the Bill of Rights are important to American citizens, NOT just the Second Amendment!  They are NOT to be infringed upon and they are not amendable!

Yet, Congress continues to try to undo the Bill of Rights. Therefore, are we to assume a name change for the United States of America is coming soon?

Is Congress going to give authority over to the United Nations, as well?

The CISPA Bill passed by the House violates the Fourth Amendment and, if the Senate passes it, there will be lawsuits filed.  If no one else does, I will!

Congress:  Stop trying to undo the Bill of Rights!

We are NOT stupid and we know who is behind this!  We will fight them and their ‘god’ tooth and nail, if need be.
The Guard’s violation of the Fourth Amendment in the Boston suburbs is disgusting and criminal!  This is what the British did to the Colonies!  Is this practice for the future?  Not all Americans will be so willing to have the government barge into their homes with rifles drawn and no Search Warrant!  The center of the country is not like the coasts.  You know this.

Because I exercise my right to free speech, the government calls me a ‘terrorist’.  I am an AMERICAN!  I have rights that the government CANNOT take away no matter what ‘law’ Congress wants to squeak by or executive order Obama wants to pen to give himself power that is also un Constitutional.  We will not observe them because they are in violation of our Constitution!

We are becoming GERMANY – and the USSR!  This must STOP!
A Constituent,
Laurie Giesler

http://truth-watch.weebly.com/1/post/2013/04/fourth-amendment-is-in-the-trash-according-to-house.html#comments

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8th Grader Suspended & Arrested For Wearing T-Shirt With Image Of Gun

via Gun Shirt.

When 8th grade Jared Marcum got dressed for school this morning he says he had  no idea that his pro-Second Amendment shirt would initiate what he calls a fight  over his First Amendment rights. “I never thought it would go this far because  honestly I don’t see a problem with this, there shouldn’t be a problem with  this,” Jared said.

Read more: http://conservativevideos.com/2013/04/8th-grader-suspended-then-arrested-for-wearing-t-shirt-with-image-of-gun/#ixzz2R0Dj02gY

[Comment from another source on this issue]:

Friday, April 19, 2013

8th grade student suspended, arrested over gun t-shirt – WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

I used to wonder what it meant when the Bible told us that things would be upside down; now I know what they meant. This is getting stupid. First a US Army MSGT combat veteran gets his weapon taken and his minor son is interrogated and intimidated by an asshat cop; now a 15 year old kid wears a t-shirt with the picture of a gun on it and he gets suspended and arrested. Wake up America. Can’t you see what’s happening?

http://unitedconservatives.blogspot.com/2013/04/8th-grade-student-suspended-arrested.html

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Student Asks About Bible – Teacher Gives Bible to Student – School Fires Teacher

 on April 19, 2013 by Lynn Jolly

If you think that schools are supposed to educate your kids, think again.  After nearly a century of liberal control of the public school system, they are nothing more than institutions of brainwashing and indoctrination.  They do not teach or allow students to think, reason and inquire on their own.  Students and teachers are only allowed to operate within the narrow guidelines established by the liberals to suppress any form of thinking, reasoning or inquiry that questions the norms that they have established.  Nothing else is acceptable.

Walter Tutka has found out just how intolerable to other views the liberal administrators have become.  Tutka has been a substitute teacher in the Phillipsburg, New Jersey school district for many years.

Last October, students at the middle school were coming into the building; they passed by Tutka who was standing in the hallway.  As one student passed by, Tutka told him:

“Just remember, son, the first shall be last but the last shall be first.”

The student just looked at him and said nothing.  Several days later, that student came to Tutka and asked him where that quote came from.  Tutka told the boy it came from the Bible.  A couple days later Oct. 12, 2012, the student approached Tutka while he was eating his lunch and asked the teacher if he could show him where in the Bible it said that.  Tutka pulled out the pocket New Testament he carries with him and showed the boy where the quote could be found in Matthew 19:30 and Mark 10:31.

Read the rest of the article at Godfather Politics

http://savingourfuture.com/2013/04/student-asks-about-bible-teacher-gives-bible-to-student-school-fires-teacher/

Muslim Mob Desecrates Graves of Allied WWII Soldiers

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April 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm
Armed vandals attacked and smashed the headstones of Allied and Italian service members laid to rest in a World War II cemetery in Benghazi and then posted video of their desecration online.

The U.K. Foreign Office said that on February 24 and 26 hundreds of headstones in two British military cemeteries in Benghazi were vandalized. Markers identifying Christian or Jewish war dead were damaged or broken.

In video re-posted on YouTube the men (including the videographer) are seen kicking over or smashing headstones. One man takes a hammer to a ceremonial Cross of Remembrance.

Men are heard saying of the dead, “They are dogs.”

Read more: http://conservativevideos.com/2013/04/muslim-mob-desecrates-graves-of-allied-soldiers-at-wwii-cemetery-in-libya/#ixzz2R0NWl4Qe

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Church Defaced by Homosexuals Gets Little News  Coverage

St. Jude Catholic Church of the City of Westlake Village was defaced on  Easter weekend. The following brief story appeared in the April 11, 2013 issue  of The  Acorn, a community newspaper that serves Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Oak  Park, and Westlake Village in California:

“Vandals targeted the 32000 block of Lindero  Canyon Road sometime between Fri., March 29 and Sat., March 30, authorities  said.

“The graffiti included a reference to  homosexuality, several four-letter words and a swastika, a source told The  Acorn. One scrawl reportedly said, ‘God is gay.’”

The story got no attention outside the small communities mentioned above.

I happened to see the story because I was in the Los Angeles area for a  business meeting and happened to pick up the community newspaper.

If some homosexual group had been the target of anti-gay graffiti, the story  would have been carried by every news outlet. Hate crime charges would have been  leveled against the perpetrators. Sensitivity training would have been demanded  by homosexual groups across the country.

Any time someone makes a derogatory comment about homosexuality, the gaystapo  goes into action. The media comply with front-page stories to insure that the  person who said negative things about homosexuals never dares do it again.

The Huffington Post carries dozens of articles about politicians and  Hollywood types that come out in favor of homosexual marriage. They want to  continue to work in Hollywood. Their pro-homosexual stance is similar to what  Rome demanded of its citizens.

As long as the people offered a pinch of incense to the Roman gods, they were  permitted to worship their own god or gods. Consider this story about Polycarp who lived between AD 70 and 155:

“The emperors of Rome had unleashed bitter  attacks against the Christians during this period, and members of the early  church recorded many of the persecutions and deaths. Polycarp was arrested on  the charge of being a Christian — a member of a politically dangerous cult whose  rapid growth needed to be stopped. Amidst an angry mob, the Roman proconsul took  pity on such a gentle old man and urged Polycarp to proclaim, ‘Caesar is  Lord.”

“If only Polycarp would make this declaration and  offer a small pinch of incense to Caesar’s statue he would escape torture and  death. To this Polycarp responded, ‘Eighty-six years I have served Christ, and  He never did me any wrong. How can I blaspheme my King who saved me?’ Steadfast  in his stand for Christ, Polycarp refused to compromise his beliefs, and thus,  was burned alive at the stake.”

People aren’t burned at the stake in America; they are burned by the media  for any opposition to the gay agenda. At the same time, homosexuals are  protected by the media when they attack people who oppose same-sex sex and  homosexual marriage. Some of the attacks have led people to lose their jobs and  even be sued for not complying to homosexual demands.

Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/04/church-defaced-by-homosexuals-gets-little-news-coverage/#ixzz2R0oK7jvW

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