Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
They are the enemies of free speech and expression. I see no difference between them and communists. None. I rarely see them defend anything on liberty. It's always ban this, censor that, control this, regulate that, tax, tax, tax. Their whole outlook is rooted in control.-A&E Brings Back Phil Robertson
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
i wanna fuck your website and i wanna kill you mother fucker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111 My comment: All right, my blog will get more sex than I do, and my first real death threat to boot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111 ya sure. you jews won't publish it.Wheres the other 2 posts that you didn't publish. Because this site isn't freedom of speech. My comment; Rumors of my Jewishness have been greatly exaggerated (yeah, I flirted with converting once, but don't go crazy because of that one little lapse in judgement) we are in the mid east to fight a war so the CHOOSEN POEPLE people can control the area and its resorses. The CHOOSEN POEPLE leaders have taken over the U.S. and are using our children and resorses to fight in these areas for their people. I mean it is quite ovious,just turn on your T.V. and see who is running it.Come on McFly's. They even now have spinned that the Christian religion is CHOOSEN POEPLE and the tards are believing it.Look who has pulled almost all the scams on wallstreet and in the banking industry,then just walk scot free because most of your polatiction are jewish. I mean wake up retards.I know this blog isn't going to get posted because the CHOOSEN POEPLE run this site and most others. My comment: okaaaaaaaaay I'm all for universal circumcision My comment: And I'm all for the universal suicide of ignorant morons Hahahaha in school My comment: You're suspended! i am spam My comment: Good, I'll have you for breakfast with eggs
I have received and read all the letters which you and your little sister have written me... I can read your and your baby sister's jagged and fantastic marks without any trouble at all. But I had trouble with those letters which you dictated through your mother and the nurses, for I am a foreigner and cannot read English writing well. You will find that I made no mistakes about the things which you and the baby ordered in your own letters--I went down your chimney at midnight when you were asleep and delivered them all myself--and kissed both of you, too... But... there were... one or two small orders which I could not fill because we ran out of stock ...
There was a word or two in your mama's letter which . . .I took to be "a trunk full of doll's clothes." Is that it? I will call at your kitchen door about nine o'clock this morning to inquire. But I must not see anybody and I must not speak to anybody but you. When the kitchen doorbell rings, George must be blindfolded and sent to the door. You must tell George he must walk on tiptoe and not speak--otherwise he will die someday. Then you must go up to the nursery and stand on a chair or the nurse's bed and put your ear to the speaking tube that leads down to the kitchen and when I whistle through it you must speak in the tube and say, "Welcome, Santa Claus!" Then I will ask whether it was a trunk you ordered or not. If you say it was, I shall ask you what color you want the trunk to be . . . and then you must tell me every single thing in detail which you want the trunk to contain. Then when I say "Good-by and a merry Christmas to my little Susy Clemens," you must say "Good-by, good old Santa Claus, I thank you very much." Then you must go down into the library and make George close all the doors that open into the main hall, and everybody must keep still for a little while. I will go to the moon and get those things and in a few minutes I will come down the chimney that belongs to the fireplace that is in the hall--if it is a trunk you want--because I couldn't get such a thing as a trunk down the nursery chimney, you know . . . .If I should leave any snow in the hall, you must tell George to sweep it into the fireplace, for I haven't time to do such things. George must not use a broom, but a rag--else he will die someday . . . . If my boot should leave a stain on the marble, George must not holystone it away. Leave it there always in memory of my visit; and whenever you look at it or show it to anybody you must let it remind you to be a good little girl. Whenever you are naughty and someone points to that mark which your good old Santa Claus's boot made on the marble, what will you say, little sweetheart?
Good-by for a few minutes, till I come down to the world and ring the kitchen doorbell.
Your loving Santa Claus
Whom people sometimes call
"The Man in the Moon"
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Walmart touts "Everyday Low Prices," but we asked its customers to support 'Everyday High Wages" instead. We posed as representatives of "15 for 15," a make-believe organization advocating that Walmart raise prices by 15% and use the extra cash to pay its low-skilled workers $15 per hour. The surcharge would be added to customer's bills at checkout, just like a gratuity at a restaurant. Not surprisingly few shoppers supported our cause. Even those who felt Walmart workers should be paid more did not want to pay higher prices themselves to make it possible. Those demanding higher wages for Walmart's workers should consider the importance of low prices to Walmart's customers.-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLr5oWfoWRY&feature=share&list=UUIjuLiLHdFxYtFmWlbTGQRQ
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
With the Patient Affordable Care Act now actively being integrated into American society, many still have no clue what its after-effects will actually be. Here’s the reality: The pain is coming and if you have yet to experience it in the form of higher insurance premiums, you can be assured that you’re going to feel it very soon in one way or another. Our entire economy is about to get hit with a sledgehammer.-ObamaScare: Our Entire Economy is About to Get Hit With a Sledgehammer
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
It gets better. In response to the arrest, the local Sheriff stated the following:
Cumberland County Sheriff Butch Burgess says he hasn't seen the video and doesn't need to, because it won't tell the whole story. He says Aytes was just doing his job.
That’s right. The Cumberland County Sheriff just pulled the Nuremburg defense out of his ass and people are taking it seriously. In case you are wondering what the Nuremburg defense is, it comes from back when the surviving Nazis were on trial for crimes against humanity, their main defense was that they were just following orders.
These are dangerous times we live in. The police arrest people for petty, stupid offense and ignore a huge majority of the real violent crimes that actually go on. Wouldn’t want them to place themselves in danger after all. They are police, not heroes.
The other laughable thing about that statement is that Aytes was following orders, but from the video I don’t see any orders being given to him. In other words, he was acting without cause and the sheriff is backing him up despite the fact that he is clearly out of line in making the arrest.
One day, the police will just start indiscriminately killing people for no good reason in the name of officer safety. They are brutal, murderous thugs with no moral compass and a desire to oppress those around them. Do not trust them.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Topics covered: the balance between his academic and his political life; artificial intelligence and reverse engineering the human brain; why in his view both Deep Blue and Watson are little more than PR; the slow but substantial progress of our civilization; the technological singularity...
Monday, November 18, 2013
With each passing day, there is more and more speculation in the markets that China is accumulating and holding more gold than they’re letting on. China reports official reserves to the International Monetary Fund, but the nation is far from transparent on the real extent of their reserves. With just some simple math and extrapolation, it’s quickly clear that China’s demand and import numbers don’t match up to official reserve numbers. - What the Chinese know about gold ownership (and what we can learn)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
“Coming of age in a fascist police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for people like me, who are not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and feel only contempt for the cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their outdated freedom to live for the mess of pottage they have been conned into believing will be freedom from fear.”-Hunter S. Thompson
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A pastor alleges an atheist is beating his girlfriend and gets brutally beaten by said atheist for his white knighting. Well, that’s not the headline that Breitbart is pushing (emphasis mine):
Police Chief Jarrod Campbell said in his eleven years with the department, he's rarely seen "an incident this brutal." Campbell is referring to Sunday's brutal assault on a pastor by a self-described militant atheist with a criminal past. The incident occurred following a sermon by Rev. Norman Hayes, 57, at the Bridge Community Church in North Hampton.
The suspect, 28-year-old James Maxie, of Springfield, Ohio, was attending the service with his girlfriend. According to Rev. Hayes, Maxie was vocally confrontational during the service as if "looking for an argument." After the service the couple approached Hayes. She told police that when Hayes asked if Maxie was abusing her, Maxie attacked him, striking him several times in the face in the church hallway.
Why do I think that the pastor deserves the beating he endured? For one thing, the pastor crossed a line. I don’t care if you’re the pope, you do not ask a man’s significant other if he is beating her, no matter how angry the individual is. Clearly this pastor was stupid enough practice white knighting in an already volatile situation.
What do I mean by white knighting? Put simply, it is when a man goes out of his way to help a woman who is in perceived attack by a monster, usually another man. In other words, the pastor was trying to play himself off as a savior of some kind.
And just in case you have any doubts as to my assertion, Maxie claims Hayes also told Maxie’s girlfriend that she was going to Hell for dating Maxie. So we have a pastor who thinks he is saving some lost soul by insulting her boyfriend.
What really enrages me and makes me more sympathetic to Maxie is what Hayes says in the closing paragraphs of the original article:
"We believe there is hope for everyone," Hayes said, "but we also believe that regardless of that, people need to pay for what they have done, and I hope he has to pay for what he has done. Get put away for a while and not hurt anyone else. In my opinion, the next person won't be as lucky as I was.
Hayes requested a protection order against Maxie, which was granted by Judge Denise Moody. Maxie is being detained in jail in lieu of a $51,000 bond.
"I think he probably was sorry for the situation he was in. I think it is very easy to be sorry in that environment in front of a judge. Hopefully, he will be able to find forgiveness and new hope and some answers for his life."
Paying for he has done would involve paying your medical bills Hayes. And also, last I checked, Jesus commanded us to forgive those who sin against us 77 times. But no, you are differing to God for forgiveness that you are withholding from him.
This coward should not be a pastor. In a just world, he would be defrocked.
Last week Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that doctors could not unilaterally ignore a Toronto family’s decision to keep their near-dead husband and father on life support. In the same breath, however, the court also confirmed that, under the laws of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, a group of government-appointed adjudicators could yet overrule the family’s choice. That tribunal, not the family or the doctors, has the ultimate power to pull the plug.-Canada Has Death Panels
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
“I am not here to cheer you up. The situation is about as serious and difficult as I’ve experienced in my career,” Soros tells Newsweek. “We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system.” … Soros draws on his past to argue that the global economic crisis is as significant, and unpredictable, as the end of communism. “The collapse of the Soviet system was a pretty extraordinary event, and we are currently experiencing something similar in the developed world, without fully realizing what’s happening.” … As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. “Yes, yes, yes,” he says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest could be more damaging than the violence itself. “It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”-Soros Warns of Violent Riots In America, Financial Collapse, Government Clampdown
Thursday, October 10, 2013
This past Friday, I received a letter from my health insurance company. It basically stated that my current plan was being eliminated due to regulations created under the Affordable Care Act and that I was now going to have to find another plan.
First and foremost: I do not have insurance from my current employer. A while back, I took a contracting job and had to buy my own insurance. So I choose a high-deductible plan that would cover only regular check-ups and then anything where I spend above 10,400 each year. Since neither myself nor my family have chronic medical issues, we took that option.
Now this plan is considered invalid. Under a law that describes itself as aiming to make healthcare affordable, I am forced to pay for a plan that is more expensive. On top of that, if I have no insurance, I will get fined for not having it.
And then today, I went to eHealthInsurance to try and see what other options were available. When I entered in basic information about me and my family, the search result came back empty. In other words, there are no longer health insurance plans that are independent of my company.
So here’s the lowdown: Obamacare has regulated my insurance plan away. There are no longer any insurance plans for me to buy. And if I don’t have insurance, I will be forced to pay a fine.
The Federal government has brought financial harm to me and my family. Obamacare should be repealed this year before the year’s end.
But it won’t. Because poor people. The rest of us mundanes are royally screwed over. All because America is full of moral busybodies who want the government to help people they normally don’t care about.
So I’m left with less income because of this. I am harmed because my plan is no longer valid according to our pathetic overlords who believe they are better than me.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The Federal Reserve was originally charged with the single mandate of maintaining price stability. In recent decades that mission evolved into a dual mandate of seeking price stability and full employment. I believe that a Yellen led Fed will return once again to a single mandate, but now it will focus only on employment. Based on her clear beliefs in the ability of dovish monetary policy to relive human suffering she will be inclined to dig in her heels into the ongoing QE program more than anyone else President Obama may have appointed. This is terrible news for the U.S. dollar and the U.S. economy.-Peter Schiff ‘Stimulus’ Will be the Answer to Everything"The Fed will be looser for longer. The FOMC will continue to print money until the US economy creates enough jobs to reignite wage pressures and inflation, regardless of asset bubbles, or collateral damage along the way."-Rejoice: the Yellen Fed will print money forever Wait a minute, didn't Zimbabwe already try that?
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Using the bladder tissue of a pig, Dr. Rodriguez made a template of Halpern’s finger and attached it to what was left. The finger’s cells, bone, soft tissue, even nail grew into the mold.Is this guy Dr. Rodriguez or Dr. McCoy?-S. FL Doctor Uses New Technology To “Re-Grow” Man’s Finger But in the comments at the above short article, apparently this a technique that's been used before: I had a nephew who sawed off the tips of two fingers in a construction accident a couple of years ago. He had this procedure performed through the VA and now has ten perfect fingers. (Good thing, too, as he is a guitar player!) Well, I NEVER HEARD OF IT! Now I've got to keep it in mind in case some stupid horse bites my fingers off someday. Stupid horses!
Dear "Limited Government" fucktards, How can the state protect you from corporations? The State IS A CORPORATION WITH A MONOPOLY ON FORCE. Corporations are CREATED, SUPPORTED AND PROTECTED BY THE STATE. Without the state, there are no corporations. Please stop being fucking stupid and advocating the myth called "limited government." P.S. = Your Constitution has been in a constant state of violation since George Washington.This second quote I throw in as a bonus and for discussion (it's in reference to the Navy Yard shooting).
brb I gotta go pretend to give a shit about people who got killed after they signed up to go kill people from other countries for a paycheck.Both of the above are from Tom Jefferson.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
The victim explained to police that Jackson bragged about branding other women in the past and said he did it to her because she belonged to him.
Health care experts say the proposal raises additional privacy concerns over Americans’ personal health information, on top of worries that the Obamacare “data hub” could lead to abuse by bureaucrats and identify theft.http://freebeacon.com/government-seeking-inclusion-of-social-and-behavioral-in-health-records/
Syria has ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and promised to move forward with a plan within 30 days on the destruction of its chemical arsenal, which will be placed under international control for the duration of its (likely long) process of dismantling them. Instead of treating the deal as a movie-style happy ending, Secretary of State John Kerry is grousing about the war it has apparently foiled, lashing the deal as “not enough” while pushing the idea that the US might still attack Syria unilaterally in spite of the deal, seemingly just for the heck of it.-Kerry Slams Syria Deal, Pushes Idea of Attacking-Insists Syria's Pledge to Hand Over Arms Not Good Enough
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Saturday, August 31, 2013
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Journalist Jamie Kirchick used an appearance Wednesday on Russian network RT to protest recent anti-gay laws passed in Russia and was kicked off the show as a result. "Being here on a Kremlin-funded propaganda network, I’m going to wear my gay pride suspenders and speak out against the horrific, anti-gay legislation that Vladimir Putin has signed into law, that was passed unanimously by the [Russian] Duma, that criminalize homosexual propaganda, effectively makes it illegal to talk about homosexuality in public; we've seen a spate of violent attacks.” Kirchick said on air while putting on rainbow suspenders.-Reporter kicked off Russian TV for protesting anti-gay lawsThis piece of shit doesn't care that RT has exposed US crimes. He has a one-track politically correct mind. Fuck him!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Matt Givot took his camera to Disneyland a few months ago and snapped images fast, really fast, roughly at a speed of one photo every two seconds. Why? He wanted to compress a trip to Disneyland into a minute-and-a-half thrill ride.-A day at Disneyland in 90 seconds? Yep, thanks to new time-lapse videoThere have got to be some parents out there who wish it had been over in 90 seconds.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Animal Rights Protest in Barcelona.
Animal rights activists from the group “Animal Equality” staged a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona, during “Day Without Meat” event on March 20, 2013. Demonstrators simulated raw meat packaging found in supermarkets, by covering human models with fake blood and plastic sheets, in an attempt to raise awareness and move people to stop eating meat.Question: When are they going to protest lions eating zebra meat?
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Calling Al Sharpton, come in Al, do you give a damn when the kid isn't black and the assailant is? Al? Al?...Jesse?
The knife had pierced her back, arms, stomach and kidney, CBS 2 reported. Blood was splattered all over the side walk and a nearby car.
The suspect was wearing black pants and a white t-shirt and is described as a black male, approximately five-feet-six inches tall. -http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2381497/Queens-teen-Natasha-Martinez-stabbed-frenzied-knife-attack-outside-home.html
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
We may not do manual labor. But we work even longer hours than our fathers, pay higher taxes, depend on two salaries to keep one household together, shove our alienated children into daycare and government education camps, watch our money steadily inflate away (while the TV tells us the consumer price index is holding steady) and suffer mightily from a raft of job-related mental and physical ills.
What’s changed but the details? For all our material possessions, we’re in the same old cycle of working, hurting, and losing.
And even though the FBI may not pay us a visit for complaining about it, rebelling against jobs is still a threat to the powers that be.
The government doesn’t have to worry about rebellion much, though. Because today we’re programmed from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed to value jobs, big corporations – and the things jobs buy us – over the real pleasures – and real necessities – of being human.-http://c4ss.org/content/12839
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice, overseen by Attorney General Eric Holder, has ordered the Sanford, Florida police department to keep possession of all the evidence from George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial - including the exonerated neighborhood watch volunteer's gun. Sanford police confirmed on Thursday that the DOJ asked the agency not to return any pieces of evidence to their owners. Zimmerman was expected to get his firearm back by month's end. The development is a sign that the criminal section of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is seriously investigating Zimmerman to determine if federal civil rights charges should be filed.-Justice Department places 'hold' on Trayvon Martin trial evidence, including George Zimmerman's gun - which Florida law says must be returned to him @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on FacebookZimmerman (and his family) has received numerous death threats from pond scum masquerading as human beings, so he needs his gun more than ever now.
George Zimmerman is about to get his gun back, and defense attorney Mark O'Mara says he has "even more reason" to carry it now that many are angry over his acquittal. Zimmerman's Kel Tec 9 pistol will be returned to him, pending a decision about his concealed weapons permit. "Even more reason now, isn't there?" O'Mara said, when asked by ABC News if ZImmerman was intending to rearm himself now that he is a free man. "There are a lot of people out there who actually hate him, though they shouldn't." O'Mara maintained that the presence of the gun did not escalate the situation between Zimmerman and Martin, but saved the former's life. "I think that he feels truly in his heart that if he did not have that weapon that night he might not be here," O'Mara said. "[He] would have continued to get beat even though he was screaming for help."-http://youtu.be/UgRUkyfiRYIvideo via: Guns.com
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Pet owners across the country are reporting a disturbing trend in which their lost companions are sold for profits. Law enforcement and activist groups call it "pet flipping."-'Pet Flipping' Trend Involves Selling Missing Pets For ProfitABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Doesn't look like the DA is out for justice. They're out for political blood.
From what I've seen, this is a textbook "reasonable doubt" case where the defense and credible witnesses have supported the Zimmerman version of the facts.
The DA is stretching on this one. Big time.
Here's the backstory to Trayvon Martin (the son Obama never had) and the madness of a corrupted PC system and the police force joined to conspire against maintaining a civil society by upholding THE LAW.
This was not allowed into the court. Yet, even without this, the defense proved its case.
Something stinks somewhere. I'm invoking cui bono?-http://friendlymisanthropist.blogspot.com/2013/07/george-zimmerman-da-not-out-for-justice.html
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
It's free! Swipe Yo EBT Free! Swipe Yo EBT It's free! Swipe Yo EBT Free! Swipe Yo EBT It's free You had me to get it all free You had me to get it all free You had me to get it all free You had me to get it all free
Mathis has invested $38,000 into developing the symbol which he would like to see added as a 27th letter of the alphabet. "The word 'and' is only the fifth-most used word in English and it has its own symbol - the ampersand," Mathis told The Age. "Isn't it time we accorded the same respect to 'the'?"Actually, I'm less interested in Ћ than I am in where the $38,000 went. Well, maybe part of it was for the app which you can download so you too (or should I be using "2") can begin using Ћ in place of "the".
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Head transplants have been attempted since the 1950s, when Russian scientist Vladimir Demikhov experimented with dogs.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Sunday, June 30, 2013
• I'm a RACIST for criticizing Obama.
• I'm a TERRORIST because I'm not afraid to stand up for what's right.
• I'm a TEA-BAGGER for supporting the Constitution.
• I'm a TROUBLEMAKER for asking unanswered questions.
• I'm a TRAITOR for blowing the whistle on my corrupt government.
• I'm a CONSPIRACY THEORIST for presenting documented facts.
• I'm a TROLL for uploading news, videos, quotes and U.S. atrocities.
• I'm ANTI- AMERICAN for supporting Constitutionalists.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Forget about Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden for a few minutes. Well, forget about questioning their loyalty or patriotism. To me, the question is probably just misdirection because it helps to distract us from the real question everyone should be asking: is the National Security Agency evil or just plain incompetent?
Let’s start with incompetent. The argument for this is simple: do you really expect us to believe that they have to collect all of that data for the simple purpose of identifying terrorists? Let’s be honest about Islamic terrorism: it barely ever happens in the United States. Yes, there have been some serious incidents. Yes lots of people have been killed by Islamic terrorism. But let’s be honest about it: you are more likely to be killed by a drunk driver than a Islamic terrorist.
The sheer volume of data that the NSA is collecting in order to combat terrorism really just highlights how clueless they really are. If they have trouble identifying the bad guys without clogging up Internet bandwidth, then they must completely lost as to who and where the enemy is, right? There are simpler ways to go about identifying people with ties to terrorism. Hell, even the supposed perpetrators of the recent Boston bombing were on watch lists long before they allegedly carried pressure cooker bombs there (I say allegedly because the official story has so many holes, it makes their documentation look like Swiss cheese. And I hate Swiss cheese).
In fact, I would argue that because just about every American terrorist attack has been perpetrated by people that the Federal government has been watching at some point before the act, it seems like this whole argument of safety and protecting us is nothing but bunk. It’s like if you were a child who was attacked by a dog and then in the hospital as you lay there gasping for air through your crushed ribs, your mommy or daddy told you that he or she knew the dog had rabies but decided to go get coffee instead of warning you. That is how incompetent the NSA is if they are going to claim that they need this level of surveillance.
On the other hand, they could just be run by a bunch of evil bastards. The kind who like to look through your XBox Kinect cameras and jack off to you jacking off to that porn game you got (yes, they do exist). Or maybe the like watching your children dance. Your underage children. Or maybe they just want to know where you are so they can kill you.
Maybe I’m just exaggerating a bit, but in all seriousness, there has to be a larger use for this level of data gathering. Considering that the warrants obtained under the USA PATRIOT Act are more likely to be used in Federal drug investigations than in actual terrorism cases, it is not a far-fetched assumption.
Why did Chief Justice John Roberts suddenly change his mind about Obamacare? How did David Pretraeus’s private emails get leaked so easily? With the NSA rooting through all of our online garbage, it looks like a no-brainer to me.
Usually in fiction, when you encounter a total surveillance state, it is usually some dystopic society. Most of the time, the ideas of Big Brother watching you are portrayed as evil. And yet here it is really happening and the prospect of the United States government being filled with evil assholes doesn’t seem to cross anyone’s mind.
So which is it really? Are they evil or incompetent. Either way, the U.S. Federal government is well beyond its Constitutional limitations and should be completely abolished, its assets seized by the American people, and its leaders exiled to Nigeria.
Or Siberia. Or the upper atmosphere. Whichever is easier.