Thursday, June 27, 2013

Surveillance World

Yep, George Orwell was right. he was just off about the year. I guess overestimated the rate of available technology.

http://cironline.org/reports/license-plate-readers-let-police-collect-millions-records-drivers-4883

http://www.infowars.com/st-louis-police-chief-wants-drones-to-patrol-high-crime-areas/

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Drones Of New York

Ah yes, things are moving along quicker and quicker all the time. Sales of private/commercial drones are increasing. prices are coming down, and technolgical advancements are happenig faster than a politician hiding his/her money in an off shore account.
It's like I've been saying all along, it's not about good or bad, dangerous or safe. It's just about available technolgy that at this point, no matter what or how many laws they try to pass, the cat is out of the bag, and it's not going back in.

http://betabeat.com/2013/06/game-of-drones-does-nyc-have-an-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-problem/

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Beautiful Ecuador!

And this is the place whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to move to for sanctuary?

You really can't make this shit up......

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/exclusive-documents-illuminate-ecuadors-spying-practices

Monday, June 24, 2013

More Intense Hurricanes Caused By Less Air Pollution??

So how come this article got little internet exposure and absolutely no airplay on TV, Cable or Radio?

http://www.france24.com/en/20130623-man-made-particles-lowered-hurricane-frequency-study

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hmm, Now Why Did I Bail On FaceBook Again???

Just because you're careful about what you put up on FB, doesn't mean that they're not finding ways of acquiring, and most likely selling to third parties, information/data about you that you're not even aware of.

http://www.zdnet.com/anger-mounts-after-facebooks-shadow-profiles-leak-in-bug-7000017167/

I deleted my account a while back, and frankly I don't miss it at all. Besides, as the number of middle aged and older folks increase in the ranks of FB, it's only a matter of time until "the next big social media thing" comes along.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Private Sector Intelligence Agency That Nobody Has Ever Heard Of

At least I never have, and most of us commoners didn't know about until the NSA leaks made the news in the last week or so.
These guys look like a barrel of fun.

http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/127320-booz-allen-the-worlds-most-profitable-spy-organization

Message For Friday..George Bush Says...

"Federal Agent, You're Under Arrest", No Sir, I'm The Local Sherrif, And You're Under Arrest"

How likely that scenario is to play out is anyone's guess, but apparently some 20 states these days have 'nullification' laws on the books that could make it happen. Now how it would all play out after the cases made it into the Federal courts is another story. However with state nullification laws being passed by both politically left and right leaning states, things could get interesting.
I also find it quite entertaining that this article was put up by the AP, current recipient of the "The NSA Is Watching You Award". It's amazing how pissy the press can get when they feel the government is screwing with their rights as opposed to the rights of the common citizenry.
I can't wait to see how this plays out over the next few years.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IGNORING_FEDERAL_LAWS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-06-21-04-31-42

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I Wonder How Long Until It Happens Here?

I like John Robb (retired USAF Intelligence Officer) and his Global Guerillas Blog. I'm sure some of the LEO's who follow my blog may not agree with his take on this little piece of legislation up in Canada. However I do agree with his opinion. Every time a law like this is passed you need to remember, even if it is initially directed against someone/something that you don't like or fear and if the intent starts off good, you can bet your bottom dollar that it will eventually come back to bite you on the ass.

Enjoy the read, and don't neglect to click on the link at the GG site that gave rise to Mr. Robb's post.

http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2013/06/canada-makes-the-automation-of-tyranny-easier.html

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Poor Mans Drone Weapons Platform Revisited

Do you guys remember this post from last year,

http://wwwblackthorn.blogspot.com/2012/12/what-citizen-can-do-with-drone.html

Well, this little upgrade didn't take long, did it now?



Yeah, yeah, I know. It's only a Taurus .410 Public Defender, most likely firing bird-shot so that the recoil doesn't affect the drones stability. The point is, technology marches on.

Gun Control For Dummies

Sunday, June 16, 2013

So You Thought The Gov. Spying On You Was Bad?

Well, now not only will they be watching you, but your buddy, President "O" will be talking to you.

And the best part is, you won't be able to turn him off!

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/att-to-load-iphones-with-emergency-alerts-from-obama-that-you-cant-switch-off/?utm_source=twitterfeed

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekly Health Tip - Pick Up The Pace, People

I guess Tom Petty had it right in the song lyric that goes
"I don't know
But I've been told
You don't slow down
You never get old"

Apparently now, there's some scientific evidence to back that up:

http://www.wtop.com/267/3352449/Study-Fast-walkers-stay-ahead-of-aging

Sunday, June 9, 2013

We Must Do Something About Gun Violence, Unless...

So Like most people, I read about the shooting in California the other day that left 6 dead and 5 wounded. My first thought is, OK, more people are dead and the anti-gun groups are going have another piece of grist for the mill. Then, yesterday, I see that it may not quite happen. This unfortunate incident apparently contains another element to it that may cause it to quietly fade.
Simply put, the shooter's name is Zwahiri. And while banning guns is always a favorite subject of the left wing, they're political correctness just might prevent them from making too much of a shooting incident that involves a Moslem. As much as certain groups would love to parade this loss of life through the media to achieve one end, the same groups probably won't want to take the chance of stirring up anti-Moselm sentiment. Such is the way of life in 21st century America.

Only time will tell.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Follow-Up To My Last Post

Twould appear that the NY Times, is still the NY Times after all. A leopard never really changes its spots.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/06/new-york-times-quietly-changes-published-editorial-to-make-it-less-damning-of-obama/



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Just In Case You Didn't Notice...

The police state is alive and well and thriving under a liberal democratic regime. This is just a public service announcement in the event you were still under the delusion that you lived in a free country.

Shit, the following article is even coming from the NY Times, and I hate those pricks.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/opinion/president-obamas-dragnet.html?_r=0