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Yes, Your Samsung Smart TV Does Listen To Your Private Conversations

The revelation that Samsung’s Smart TV can and will listen to your conversations, and will share the details with a third party is just more proof we are ignorant about what is going on around us. Yes, you read that right. Samsung’s Smart TV can will listen to your conversations. Here’s the actual language from the privacy policy itself: Voice Recognition: You can control your SmartTV, and use many of its features, with voice commands. If you enable Voice Recognition, you can interact with your Smart TV using your voice. To provide you the Voice Recognition feature, some voice commands may be transmitted (along with information about your device, including device identifiers) to a third-party service that converts speech to text or to the extent necessary to provide the Voice Recognition features to you. In addition, Samsung may collect and your device may capture voice commands and associated texts so that we can provide you with Voice Recognition features and evaluate and improve the features. Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition. This is direct from Samsungs privacy policy and can be viewed here… While the privacy policy statement is disturbing in its own right, the extent of how crazy it is has to do with the fact that this information will be shared with a “third party.” This begs the question, who is this third party? You should have concerns. First, this seems very vulnerabal to hackers. So even if we can be assured that Samsung and the third party isn’t up to anything sneaky, is the entire process secure enough to protect ourselves from hackers, or an intelligence agency like the NSA? I have my doubts. Beyond this, there is an equally important concern regarding how this trend might progress into the future, and how it will future erode personal privacy if we don’t address it now. Take Facebook for example. In its early days it was a seemingly benign, efficient and enjoyable way to stay in touch with friends and reconnect with old ones. It lured in over a billion users and then essentially decided to turn on all of them without really ever letting anyone know in order to make an incredible amount of money. Although it might be completely innocent right now, that in no way,... read more

Eminent Domain – Are You Awake Yet?

Sometimes we need to put things in perspective. We need to leave our egos and opinions at the door and start understanding what is really at stake here. Maybe you never heard of Eminent Domain. If you every had anything taken away from you by government, you’ve experienced it first hand. “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The 14th Amendment in 1868 granted the US government eminent domain power to expropriate private property in the name of the “public good.” There’s also the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which wields enormous zoning and regulatory power, as well as school and property taxes, and environmental considerations which take precedence over private property and individual rights. You don’t pay your property taxes? The government takes your house. So is it really your house to begin with? Also, FEMA can seize your property during “emergencies.” Furthermore, think civil forfeiture laws and what the US government can seize in the name of the “War on Crime.” It may also be taken for reasons of public safety. Fight “The Man” on any of the above and “The Man” wins. If the government wants your property, it will find a way to get it. Also, remember the government owns over 600 million acres across the 50 states. Just ask Cliven Bundy. What we find misleading it that government and states own NOTHING! The citizen (tax payers) own it all. Our government does not own a thing. The government has detonated hundreds of nuclear bombs in Nevada, killed untold millions of kids and innocent people in its endless wars and they say Cliven Bundy’s cattle could be harmful to the desert tortoise. Are you awake Yet? As a reader you deserve to know the truth behind the disasters America and the rest of the world faces. If you want to learn more about what is going on in America then consider joining America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. These newsletters are free and we encourage you to distribute to your friends and family.JOIN US TODAY If you are already a member you can, sign in... read more

Economic Fraud by JP Morgan Chase and the Government

While it’s well known that banks destroyed the economy, it’s not known what exactly happened during the 2008 crisis. Phrases like “toxic assets” and “securities fraud” float around, but does anyone really know precisely what occurred behind closed doors at one of the biggest banks in the world? Whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann does. Her story brings to the public details that would have been forever lost, if a certain group of people had their way. The cliff’s notes version of the article is as follows: • In 2006, JP Morgan Chase began taking on toxic assets. At the time, the mortgage market was booming. The company may have assumed that it would continue gaining profits over time regardless of what they did. • Fleischmann was discouraged from sending e-mails to her boss regarding her concerns about the company standing to lose massive amounts of money. When she wrote a physical letter about those same concerns, she assumed that the company would stop because evidence existed that they knew what was going on. This would mean they would not be able to say they didn’t know about the problem in court. • From 2008, when the market began collapsing, to the present day of 2014, the Department of Justice has not only failed to prosecute anyone in JP Morgan Chase, but has instead accepted bribes called fines in exchange for looking the other way. Thus far, no one at Chase has been brought up on charges, much less been convicted of anything. Why did this occur? And why are the banks still getting away with all manner of crimes while they laugh all the way to record profits? The banks were ordinarily held in check by rules and regulations which prevented them from engaging in fraudulent practices. The fraud, in this case, was Chase, as a company, exaggerating the value of their investments. They deliberately chose to fudge their underwriting whistleblowerprocess. When this first occurred, the government should have stepped in. Regulations dictate what penalties exist for what behavior. Yet, no one actually enforced those regulations. Where Chase was concerned, the regulations meant little more than suggestions. A lack of enforcement had turned absolute laws which were always to obeyed into flimsy laws that could be disregarded at any time. It took a whistleblower for someone to step in. The government’s reasoning for refusing to prosecute Chase and other banks like it lies in the fines that banks have to pay... read more

Civil Disobedience: Never Take The Plea Deal When You Are Innocent

A Man Arrested for Drinking Iced Tea in Parking Lot Finally Cleared After Two Years Yes, you can be arrest in America for drinking tea. This cop did not like that this man was asserting his rights and it hurt his ego. He should be fired, period! It pisses me off that it took two years for this guy to get the charges dropped. That is the rigged system we have in America. They drag it on and try to get you to take a plea deal. It did not work. He was doing nothing other than standing in a parking lot and drinking a can of iced tea. But he found out that this can apparently get you arrested, all on it’s own. That’s what happened back on the evening of April 27th, in 2013. Two men had been outside waiting for friends to arrive. They were standing in the parking lot of a Liquor Store. One of those two men was Christopher Lamont Beatty. He was holding a canned beverage, while his friend, Tino Brown, was on his cell phone. A unidentified and plain clothes man came up to Beatty and demanded to know what he was drinking. The man said he was “the police”, but failed to produce any badge or identifying proof that he was a member of law enforcement. The plain clothes cop said he was sure the two were drinking alcohol. In reality, however, Tino Brown’s drink turned out to not be alcohol at all. Beatty, for his part, had refused to hand his drink over. He showed it to the unidentified officer, proving that it was only an AriZona-brand drink, “Half-and-Half” iced tea and pink lemonade — not alcohol. The unidentified strange told Beatty was under arrest. It turned out this guy actually was a cop, an Alcohol and Beverage Control Law Enforcer, Rick Libero. Officer Libero threw Beatty face-down to the concrete in handcuffs. Watch the video of the entire incident below… Prosecutors pressured Beatty to accept a plea deal, but he held out and now he has finally been vindicated. The Cumberland County District Court Judge Lou Olivera decided to dismiss the charges against Beatty last Thursday. Judge Olivera said that the stop was unconstitutional and that the officer had no reasonable suspicion to stop and question Beatty. Beatty has said the pending charges have made it difficult for him to get a job. The case has been repeatedly delayed... read more

Good Funding Evil? The price we pay for a civilized society.

“Taxes are the prices we pay for a civilized society.” That is what Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes has quoted to have said. But if being civilized means to co-exist peacefully interacting through voluntary means instead of by violence then taxation, one group of people forcibly depriving another of the fruits of their labor, is the exact opposite of being civilized. To steal the money that someone has earned through voluntary means is to steal that person’s productivity, his time and his effort, to steal a part of his life. And to steal a part of someone’s life is called, “slavery.” Taxes are often characterized as the people simply paying for the services they receive from government but this is a gross mischaracterization. Its one thing to request that service, its another to have that service forced upon you under threats and duress. Imagine getting a bill from a private business for services you never asked for and may not even have wanted and imagine that if you don’t pay whatever price the business decides they will wipe out your bank account, seize your assets and possibly put you in a jail. In any context, other than government of course, such behavior would of course be seen as immoral, unjust, and criminal. Yet we’re told that when the government does the same thing it is legitimate, moral and necessary for society. There are two sides of the immorality of taxation. First, it deprives the productive people of a large part of the wealth they produce, stealing their buying power, reducing their ability to provide for themselves and their families and making them less able to support the things that they care about. Second, it forces people to fund and support things which go against their wishes, that conflict with their own values and priorities, and that are contrary to their own interests. Government does not produce any wealth. Everything it spends it must first take from the productive people whether through open taxation or the hidden tax known as inflation. As a result, it was always the productivity of law abiding taxpayers who foot the bill for tyranny. It was not Mao, Stalin, or Hitler who funded or manufactured the guns, tanks and bombs that terrorized and murdered so may millions. It was the good people of China, Russia, and Germany who felt obligated to hand over the fruits of their labor to those wearing the mantle of... read more