Do not lock your electronic devices using biometrics. The courts are twisting the Constitution as another end run towards tyranny
Disney claims that it is a felony to take photos of their behind the scenes areas from your car, if you are driving on roads owned by Disney. Many of the roads near the Orlando theme park are actually private property. When you arrive at the gate to the Magic Kingdom parking lot, you have been on Disney property for 7 miles or so.
Any lawyer types here care to specify what specific felony is being committed by taking pictures?
Let’s say that the police want to search your home, but they don’t have the probable cause needed to get a warrant. So to solve this “problem” they come up with a plan. They have a criminal on speed dial who they recently caught committing a burglary do them a favor in exchange for the cops not arresting them. In this case, the burglar breaks into your house then anonymously calls the police to report seeing a dead body in the home. Or perhaps bomb making material. It doesn’t matter what he claims to have seen. This call falls under one of the exceptions that would allow the police to enter your home.
That’s a dick move, right? Would you consider that to be a violation of your Constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure? In this case, the police didn’t have the legal ability to search your home, so they got another person to do it on their behalf.
Isn’t having a private business violate your First Amendment rights the same thing?
The “liberal” or “progressive” stance has always been that free speech is only about state suppression, not about private companies or individuals.
The argument has always been that Facebook/Twitter/Google etc. are private companies that have every right to decide what appears on their platforms. Of course, if the state is actively instructing the private companies on what to remove…that argument crumbles to dust.
Now do a little thinking and let me know what other Constitutional rights are being subverted because the government has enlisted others to do the violating.
Adam Smith, the chair of the House Armed Services Committee criticized a move by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem to deploy the National Guard to the US border and accept private donations to pay for it. Now here is the money quote:
“This is unbelievably dangerous to think that rich people can start using the U.S. military to advance their objectives, independent of what the commander in chief and the secretary of defense think they ought to be doing,”
For years, the Democrats have been bleating that the Second Amendment is only there to permit the militia to be armed, and claiming that the National Guard is the militia. Is a sitting legislator now saying that a state no longer has the right to a well regulated militia? Or is he claiming that the NG is not the militia?
Police routinely track people by the tower that their cell phone is on. That is how they caught many people up in the net on January 6. They aren’t stopping there. Massachusetts authorities are reportedly installing a tracker on all cell phones in the state.
EDITED TO ADD: This has been confirmed by multiple sources, including MSN. Mass Authorites say that the tracking feature won’t be used, except to notify potential exposures to COVID. I believe that. Yeah. END EDIT.
They aren’t asking, they are just doing it. I don’t know what this software does, or how much data it is sending home to big brother, I just know that I am leery of it.
If any of your travels happen to take you through Massachusetts, I would recommend putting your cell phone into a faraday bag, like this one. I don’t make money from this at all- I have no relationship with the company or the product, other than owning several of them.
Their article is misleading. They are attacking Tucker Carlson for claiming that the January 6th events at the Capitol were engineered by the FBI. They set up a strawman to attack:
The sketchy and quickly debunked claims made by Carlson. The Fox News host was elevating a story written for the website Revolver by a former Trump administration official (later fired for links to white nationalists) arguing that “unindicted co-conspirators” referred to in Justice Department charging documents referred to government law enforcement agents. In other words, that the references implied a significant intertwining of FBI agents in the violence that day. But, as The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake reported, that term wouldn’t apply to FBI agents, and the “co-conspirators” identified by Carlson were at times clearly identifiable. One, for example, was obviously a suspect’s wife, based on the available information. Marrying someone for a long-game sting operation would be quite a level of commitment.
Debunked my ass. The FBI engineered it, but not by using actual agents. No, they did it by using FBI informants. I pointed this out way back in January. Even Reuters reported that the leader of the Proud Boys was an FBI informant.
In the Miami hearing, a federal prosecutor, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Tarrio’s [Tarrio is the leader of the Proud Boys- DM] own lawyer described his undercover work and said he had helped authorities prosecute more than a dozen people in various cases involving drugs, gambling and human smuggling.
In a statement to Reuters, the former federal prosecutor in Tarrio’s case, Vanessa Singh Johannes, confirmed that “he cooperated with local and federal law enforcement, to aid in the prosecution of those running other, separate criminal enterprises, ranging from running marijuana grow houses in Miami to operating pharmaceutical fraud schemes
So the Washington Post either has a short memory, or they are deliberately lying.
We know the FBI can and will do so. Remember how Sandy Hook resulted in a 1500 page report from the FBI, but the Las Vegas shooter report was only three pages?
Two years ago, I posted about a Florida deputy who was was recently caught planting drugs on drivers during traffic stops. He had apparently been doing it for years, and more than 100 people were charged based upon the drugs he ‘found’ in their cars. The pattern was the same- pull the car over on some pretext, claim that he could smell marijuana, and then meth would be found. Mysteriously, his camera would not be turned on until AFTER the drugs were found. In one case, he did leave the camera on, and it caught the drugs in his hand right before he planted them.
He was just convicted on 19 counts including racketeering, official misconduct, fabricating evidence, perjury, false imprisonment and possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
Before anyone says that this is because of “racist cops” the article from the Democrat shows 36 people who were victims of his scheme, and only four of them were black. Not racism, just an officer trying to make a name for himself.
Let’s say that the police want to search your home. Lacking probable cause that a crime has been committed, they cannot get a warrant to do so. Well, that isn’t going to slow them down. They simply pay a burglar to break into your home, take some photos of whatever it was they were hoping to find, and then turn you in. Ridiculous?
How about the cop who was fired for donating to the Kyle Rittenhouse defense fund after a hacker released a list of donors obtained from the server of the company that processed the donations? What about that the Space Force Commander who was removed from his post for opposing Marxism? The US government is now monitoring the social media of military members, and getting rid of those who have political opinions not in line with full on communism. Violation of all sorts of rights?
They have decided that coopting a private agency to violate your rights is not a violation per se, because the government isn’t the one actually doing it. How long until they skip all of the other steps and just have companies imprison or simply execute American citizens without trial and without evidence. As long as it isn’t an actual government employee depriving you of your rights, it’s Constitutional, right?
Even worse, what if it turns out that the company who does it is actually run by government agents operating under the “signature reduction” program?
The more that I think about the covert operations that I posted about here, the more that it bothers me. Whenever one is criticized for courting conspiracy theories, one commonly hears the reasoning “too many people would have to be in on it.” The scandals seem to come along every month or so: the IRS targeting by Obama, US Post Office spying on people, Fast and Furious, and more. When major events happen, say a mass shooting, we often hear that he was “known to law enforcement” but rarely how.
Then we read about this force of 60,000 military and civilian people whose job is to operate right here in the USA, each branch of the military has an intelligence branch, plus the CIA, NSA, DIA, NIA, who along with all of the spooks in the FBI, ATF, and other law enforcement agencies are busy collecting information and intelligence- even though the CIA and the US military are prohibited from operating in the US. Then even all of THAT isn’t enough and they must coopt other companies, as well as the US postal service.
No wonder they felt strong enough to steal the election.
This is the EXACT thing that the founders wanted to prevent when they prohibited a standing army in the Constitution. Trump wanted to drain the swamp. It turns out it wasn’t a swamp, it was a tsunami. The US has a shadow army, completely free of Congressional oversight, completely unaccountable to the citizens of the United States. This doesn’t look good for freedom, democracy, or the rule of law.
This video is worth a few minutes of your time
If it wasn’t for the fact that I believe the BLM/Antifa protests will end with a Federal police force that is even more authoritarian than the one we have now, videos like this would make me happy to see the police getting into hot water.
This is a situation that the police have created for themselves.