We’re In A Lot Of Trouble!

We’re In A Lot Of Trouble! So, a rich little man with thinning hair signed a contract. What does that got to do with the price of rice, right? And why is that woe to us? Because you people and 6 million other Phillies fans are listening to me right now. Because less than 3 percent of you people read books. Because less than 15 percent of you read newspapers. Because the only truth you know is what you get over this tube. Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn’t come out of this tube. This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation. This tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers. This tube is the most awesome goddamn force in the whole godless world. And woe is us if it ever falls into the hands of the wrong people. And that’s why woe is us that Brian Roberts signed a contract. Because this team is now in the hands of the Comcast Corporation. And Ralph Roberts is the father of Brian Roberts, the Chief Executive Officer. And when the 56th largest company in the world controls the most awesome goddamn propaganda force in the whole godless world, who knows what shit will be peddled for truth on this network. So, you listen to me. Listen to me! Television is not the truth. Television’s a goddamn amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We’re in the boredom-killing business. So if you want the Truth, go to God. Go to your gurus. Go to yourselves! Because that’s the only place you’re ever gonna find any real truth. But, man, you’re never gonna get any truth from us. We’ll tell you anything you wanna hear. We lie like hell. We’ll tell you that Kojak always gets the killer and that nobody ever gets cancer at Archie Bunker’s house. And no matter how much trouble the hero is in, don’t worry. Just look at your watch. At the end of the post, he’s gonna win. We’ll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true! But you people sit there, day after day, night after night — all ages, colors, creeds. We’re all you know! You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here! You’re beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you — You dress like the tube. You eat like the tube. You raise your children like the tube. You even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God’s name, you people are the real thing. We are the illusion! So turn off your television sets. Turn them off now! Turn them off right now! Turn them off and leave them off. Turn them off right in the middle of this sentence I’m speaking to you now.... read more

U.S. threatened Yahoo with huge fine over surveillance.

U.S. authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveillance program requiring it to hand over user data in the name of national security, court documents showed Thursday. The documents, made public in a rare unsealing by a secretive court panel, “underscore how we had to fight every step of the way to challenge the US government’s surveillance efforts.” The documents shed new light on the snooping program revealed in leaked files from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The program allowed US intelligence services to sweep up massive amounts of data from major Internet firms including Yahoo and Google. The 1,500 pages of documents were ordered released by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in the case dating from 2007, according to Bell, who said that in 2007, the US government “amended a key law to demand user information from online services.” Yahoo “refused to comply with what we viewed as unconstitutional and overbroad surveillance and challenged the US government’s authority.” US authorities threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to comply with a secret surveill … Yahoo’s court challenge failed and it was forced to hand over the US user data. Since the Snowden leaks, Yahoo and others have been seeking to make public these court documents to show they were forced to comply with government requests and made numerous attempts to fight these efforts, rather than simply acquiescing to them, as some critics say. Redacted court records, (wonder why they were redacted), showed Yahoo challenged the government on constitutional grounds, saying the surveillance program violated protections against unreasonable search and seizure. Yahoo said in one brief that the government’s requests were “unconstitutional because they permitted warrantless surveillance of US persons’ private communications without prior judicial review, and were not reasonable.” The company argued that the program was not merely monitoring overseas targets but some in the United States “with no knowledge that their Internet communications are being retrieved.” Yahoo said the process was “similar to what is done in criminal cases” and would require monitoring from the company’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. “The US Supreme Court has never sanctioned warrantless surveillance of US citizens,” but how can we really trust this is not happening to us Americas? They would never lie to us would they? As per our 4th Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against any 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 persons or things to be seized.” Granted, we could argue that the internet is an open book but our telephone conversations, one of their key targeting areas should be off limits and protected by our 4th Amendment. Any government who has to spy on their own people, fear the same and can have only up to no good on their minds for all of us. As for... read more

You have the right to bear arms… sort of.

When Ray Rice beat his wife unconscious in an elevator, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Donio and New Jersey District Attorney Jim McClain agreed to put him in a diversion program for 1st-time offenders to keep him out of jail. But when Pennsylvania single mom Shaneen Allen was pulled over for a traffic violation and volunteered to a New Jersey police officer that she was carrying a legally-owned handgun with a Pennsylvania permit, the response of Donio and McClain was to deny her the same opportunity as Rice. Allen lives in Philadelphia, right across the river from New Jersey. She has a Pennsylvania permit to carry a handgun. She thought it was recognized in New Jersey, just as it is recognized in over 30 other states. She was wrong. When she told the officer that she had the gun, she was arrested. Now she faces a felony conviction and a mandatory 42 months in prison. Both Donio and McClain have been unwilling to dismiss the charges, or send Allen to a pretrial diversion program. They seem to want to make an example of her. The problem is, she’s being punished for something the Constitution says — and the Supreme Court has agreed — is a constitutional right. And the super-stiff penalties and abusive prosecution she’s experiencing are pretty clearly intended to chill people from exercising that right. “Fortunately, the notoriety of this case will make it less likely Pennsylvanians will carry concealed and loaded handguns in New Jersey, thereby making them and the Garden State safer from gun violence.” Well, no. Shaneen Allen wasn’t committing gun violence, and civilians with gun permits are a very law-abiding bunch, who have passed a background check and undergone training; no sensible state would want to discourage them from visiting. New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Donio and New Jersey District Attorney Jim McClain apparently care far more about protecting domestic violence-prone NFL millionaires than they do young mothers attempting to protect themselves and their children from violence. Both men are a disgrace to their profession, and to the very concept of justice. Considering the prosecutorial malpractice underway in the Allen case by anti-gun activists masquerading as a judge and district attorney, I think that Second Amendment-supporting politicians in the U.S. House and Senate should begin crafting stand-alone legislation deemed “Shaneen’s Law” immediately. Better yet, toss out the laws that infringe on our rights to bear arms. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. To sign up click... read more

10 Things That Every American Should Know About The Federal Reserve

What would happen if the Federal Reserve was shut down permanently? Most Americans don’t really think about the Federal Reserve much. Most Americans are content with believing that the Federal Reserve is just another government agency that sets our interest rates and that is watching out for the best interests of the American people. But that is not the case at all. In fact, far from it. The truth is that the Federal Reserve is a private banking cartel that has been designed to systematically destroy the value of our currency, drain the wealth of the American public and enslave the federal government to perpetually expanding debt. If you don’t believe that your not listening. The Federal Reserve has more power over the performance of the U.S. economy than anyone else does. The Federal Reserve controls the money supply, the Federal Reserve sets the interest rates and the Federal Reserve hands out bailouts to the big banks that absolutely dwarf anything that Congress ever did. If the American people are ever going to learn what is really going on with our economy, then it is absolutely imperative that they get educated about the Federal Reserve. The following are 10 things that every American should know about the Federal Reserve…. #1 The Federal Reserve System Is A Privately Owned Banking Cartel #2 The Federal Reserve System Is A Perpetual Debt Machine #3 The Federal Reserve Has Destroyed More Than 96% Of The Value Of The U.S. Dollar #4 The Federal Reserve Can Bail Out Whoever It Wants To With No Accountability #5 The Federal Reserve Is Paying Banks Not To Lend Money #6 The Federal Reserve Creates Artificial Economic Bubbles That Are Extremely Damaging #7 The Federal Reserve System Is Dominated By The Big Wall Street Banks #8 It Is Not An Accident That We Saw The Personal Income Tax And The Federal Reserve System Both Come Into Existence In 1913 #9 The Current Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, Has A Nightmarish Track Record Of Incompetence #10 The Federal Reserve Has Become Way Too Powerful The Federal Reserve has become so powerful that it is now known as “the fourth branch of government”, but there are less checks and balances on the Fed than there are on the other three branches. The Federal Reserve runs the U.S. economy but it is not accountable to the American people. We can’t vote those that run the Fed out of office if we do not like what they do. Yes, the president appoints those that run the Fed, but he also knows that if he does not tread lightly he won’t get the money from the big Wall Street banks that he needs for his next election. Our founders did not intend for a private banking cartel to issue our money and set our interest rates for us. The one question I think we all are missing is this… Why is the Federal Reserve printing our money and setting our interest rates? Most Americans assume the U.S. Federal Reserve is a powerful government... read more

Bitcoin Is A Game Of Confidence

Meet the new Wolf of Wall Street: Bitcoin, the anonymous computer currency. And boy do we mean anonymous. Let me make sure we got this right. We have a virtual currency, backed by absolutely nothing except the fierce belief in the integrity of a complex mathematical formula which few of its proponents even understand, and is proving to be little more trustworthy than the U.S. dollar, after hackers tested and defeated controls put in place to manage it, and then fail at the first hurdle. Yeah, that sounds about right. Repeat after me… Bitcoins are not money. The market value of one Bitcoin has gone from about $2 to $1,000 in a year. Seriously? This virtual currency was created out of thin air and is being managed by people, whom we don’t know, and nobody is supervising them. In their defense, how can we supervise them, we don’t know who “they” are! So one must ask if there isn’t a very big risk that the ‘creators’ could disappear with all your money. No, they would never do that to us would they? “Virtual currency like Bitcoins are innovations that deserves great caution, given the lack of any guarantees and responsible parties to back them in the longer term or evidence that this isn’t just another Ponzi scheme.” In reality, Bitcoin creators are faceless and anonymous and you have no idea if they are cyber-criminals or well intentioned people who are looking out for you. As far as I am concerned, Bitcoin is just another tool, another penny stock, another empty shell company. In the fall of 2011, bitcoin was at $2. By November 2013 it had risen to more than $1,000! If that’s a currency, those bitcoinians must be some productive citizens. A currency built by hackers and anonymous code-writing anarchists offers a pretty weak alternative to our current monetary system. But if you saw the movie, you know that “wolves” lure the unwary in, let them feed and grow comfortable for a while – and then the wolves pounce. “If you don’t hold them in your hands, you don’t own them!” When you buy Bitcoins, you own a piece of a trust – you do NOT own any actual metal. You cannot trade your shares in for actual gold coins. In a crisis situation or Bitcoin collapse (remember Mt Gox), all you have in your hands is a piece of paper saying you own a share of Bitcoin. It’s just as well anyway, because by that time the piece of paper will be worth more. Bitcoin confidence game, PERIOD! Yet, even after reading this blog, there will be some people who will lining up to support Bitcoin because they believe in the importance of virtual currency. It seems like every day the news reports well-meaning business owners who proudly display their geek cred – and complete lack of real business sense – by pointing out that they accept Bitcoin. Nobody, however, seems to be pointing out that nothing whose worth is so inherently and unpredictably volatile should be... read more

How safe is your money if your bank gets hacked?

The FBI is looking into the reported cyber attack on JPMorgan. Earlier this week, many reports surfaced that one of the worlds largest bank was just one of seven major American banks reportedly hit by hacking attacks. JPMorgan is saying no accounts were compromised and that no personal data was taken, but would they really tell us the truth? It’s a very disturbing to say the least. If your credit card information is stolen, you can call the credit card company and explain to them them it wasn’t you making the charges and it’ll be fixed. But if someone steals your bank account you’ve got major problems. All bank accounts are insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), but that will only cover you if the bank fails. Your deposit insurance protection does not apply in the case of theft or fraud. When you deposit your money in the bank, you are giving the bank permission to use it. And trust me, they do. If that bank fails then the FDIC kicks in and hopefully you get your money back. This is not always the case. Just look at Cypress or any other country where their monetary system has collapsed. Right now, there looks to be more questions than answers when it comes to the recent banks attacks. How many customers data has been stolen? How long did hackers have access to the banks systems? Most times, a hacker simply needs to access your primary email account to have full access to your life. Online banking and other companies like Paypal will send a lost password to your email account. By requesting a lost password from your banking site, the hacker (who also has full access to your email account) has full access to your accounts. Whenever possible, use a separate email account for your bank account and personal emails. And, to protect yourself from identity theft, use these simple Internet safety tips: 1. Never use the same password twice. For instance, your bank password should not be the same as your email password. Use a unique password for each site. 2. Opt for a hard to guess password that does not include any details from your personal life. Never use part of your social security number or name as part of a password. Store your passwords offline on a written form. This will reduce the temptation to use a simple password. 3. Don’t share personal details like your bank account number, social security number and date of birth or even mother’s maiden name. 4. Check your bank account balance weekly. If you notice any suspicious transactions, contact the bank immediately about potential fraud. 5. Devote one primary email address exclusively for bank use. And, then use a separate throw-away email address when signing up for freebies and online forums. This will reduce the possibility of identity theft from online hackers. Are you awake Yet? Stay in touch and receive more insights with the America’s Great Awakening Newsletter. To sign up click... read more

Injustice Anywhere: How Can We Trust Our Police Officers and Prosecutors Anymore?

How many innocent people are convicted on false charges from police? It seems like every day we hear something in the news about another police shooting of an unarmed man or the mistreatment of its citizens during a checkpoint or traffic stop. Misconduct by Police encompasses illegal or unethical actions or the violation of individuals’ constitutional rights by police officers in the conduct of their duties. Examples of police misconduct include police brutality, dishonesty, fraud, coercion, torture to force confessions, abuse of authority, and sexual assault, including the demand for sexual favors in exchange for leniency. A quick search of Youtube and you can find all the evidence of this misconduct you want. But, what if a police officer makes up charges? Can it happen? Does it happen? What you are about to see in the video below is very true and quite disturbing. It was all caught on video. Had it not, this gentleman would have been prosecuted and he is clearly innocent of all charges. Pay close attention to how the cops act during the traffic stop and see if you can point out any police misconduct. Notice how the cops tries assert his authority in order to get the man to just comply. The officer knew he was in the wrong and tries to use threats in order to get the man to just go along with the program. Then pay real close attention to Prosecutor Greenwood. He has some interesting things to say about how things really work. The video is a little tough to watch. The guys does go into some detail of what is happening. Stay with it and you will see the ugly truth. I verbally objected to an unconstitutional search of my vehicle in Electra, Texas. Police officers Matt Wood and Gary Ellis maliciously responded by issuing me two false citations. I got a copy of the dashboard-camera video at the pretrial hearing. It showed all. City attorney Todd Greenwood demanded I give my copy of the evidence back, and tried to have me arrested when I refused. Todd Greenwood then compared rural Texas to the movie Deliverance, and warned me “What’s written down in the Constitution is one thing, and the real practice is another.” All charges dropped. Section 1983 anyone? How many times has this happened to someone who was not fortunate enough to have video? It’s looking like our own Government poses as the biggest threat to us. The land of the free–where government is running amok, ruling with an iron first and where citizens feel less and less safe in the presence of police. It may feel safe to live in the US, but we are a full-blown police state–a reality where we are not welcome to question our police or speak out against our own government. The scary part is how easily it could happen to any one of us. An innocent traffic stop can turn into a nightmare and spiral into a confusing and frightening justice system. Even if you are innocent it may cost... read more

National Defense Authorization Act Can Jail You for Belligerence Acts?

December 31, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Act was passed in the House of Representatives on May 26, 2011 by a vote of 322 to 96. The Act was passed in the Senate on December 15, 2011 by a vote of 86 to 13. Below is an excerpt from the Act, the wording of which makes it legal to incarcerate United States citizens without recourse to any form of judicial process. Essentially these words say that if the government deems any person to have committed a “belligerent act” that person can be detained indefinitely without trial. Subtitle D — Counterterrorism SEC. 1021. AFFIRMATION OF AUTHORITY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO DETAIN COVERED PERSONS PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE. (a) IN GENERAL. — Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note) includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons (as defined in subsection (b)) pending disposition under the law of war. (b) COVERED PERSONS. — A covered person under this section is any person as follows: (1) A person who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored those responsible for those attacks. (2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces. (c) DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR. — The disposition of a person under the law of war as described in subsection (a) may include the following: (1) Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force. What is a “Belligerent Act”? For the purposes of defining what a “belligerent act” is, with respect to a US citizen, how does the government differentiate between an act of war against the United States vs. a lawful protest against the government? Prior to this Act, such a distinction would have to be decided in a court of law by a jury of a citizen’s peers. With the signing of the NDAA, the government is claiming the right to decide this unilaterally, without any judicial proceedings and no legal representation afforded to the accused. Can the US government now proclaim that the constitutionally protected act of protest against the government is a “belligerent act” and legally lock up those who participate in such a protest? Did these protesters deserve to be pepper sprayed. They did not wrong other than exercising their rights. This is how Government and cops treat it’s citizens. Constitutionally Speaking The provisions of the NDAA highlighted above are blatantly unconstitutional. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits warrantless... read more