Over the years, Zero Hedge has proven to be a magnet for media attention. Today, it is Bloomberg's turn.
With the help of automated eyes and ears, a growing arsenal of high-tech software, hardware and techniques, government propaganda urging Americans to turn into spies and snitches, as well as social media and behavior sensing software, government agents are spinning a sticky spider-web of threat assessments, behavioral sensing warnings, flagged “words,” and “suspicious” activity reports aimed at snaring potential enemies of the state. It’s the American police state’s take on the dystopian terrors foreshadowed by George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and Phillip K. Dick all rolled up into one oppressive pre-crime and pre-thought crime package.
The people of our nations need to know their rights. But first, they have to understand them.
The "most transparent administration ever" appears to be making no friends in the tech industry. Following its debacle with Apple, the Obama administration now faces a suit from Microsoft that, in their words, stands up for "customers’ constitutional and fundamental rights – rights that help protect privacy and promote free expression." As Microsoft's Brad Smith notes, with rare exceptions consumers and businesses have a right to know when the government accesses their emails or records, and the suit centers around the fact that since cloud storage accelerated, it’s becoming routine for the U.S. government to issue orders that require email providers to keep these types of legal demands secret. Microsoft believe that this goes too far.
Belligerent 15-Year-Old Girl Pepper Sprayed At Trump Rally As GOP Pollster Warns "Someone Will Be Killed"Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/30/2016 15:34 -0400
"I am actually afraid that someone could get killed between now and election day."
Today law as a shield of the people has been lost. The loss was gradual over time and culminated in the George W. Bush and Obama regime assaults on habeas corpus and due process. Historically, a government that can, without due process, throw a citizen into a dungeon or summarily execute him is considered to be a tyranny, not a democracy. By any historical definition, the United States today is a tyranny.
This just happened in one of the most conservative states in America...
Following a raucous series of campaign stops in Arizona, Donald Trump is adding security at rallies to counter protesters who he says are deliberately inciting violence and trampling on his First Amendment rights.
Meet The "Professional Agitator" Who Was Beaten At Yesterday's Trump Rally: "I Was Protesting Trump’s Fascism"Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/20/2016 23:32 -0400
According to a profile by the Arizona Daily Star, his name is Bryan Sanders who describes himself as an indepedent "I'm not a republican, I'm not a democrat." This is what he said: "I was protesting Trump’s facism, his racism, his lies, his women-hating," Bryan Sanders said in an interview with the Arizona Daily Star. Sanders said he was holding a sign that said "Trump is bad for America."
An Illinois college has reversed its position and will allow students to pass out copies of the U.S Constitution on campus. Under the old policies, students were threatened with arrest if they passed out the founding documents on the campus of the College of DuPage.
In a closely watched trial by the media community, shortly after 7pm on Friday night, and less than six hours after starting deliberations, the jury sided with ex-pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and awarded him $115 million in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker Media. The trial lasted two weeks. The award consists of $55 million for economic injuries, and $60 million for emotional distress. It may also mean the end of Gawker.
Given their “victory” in Chicago, MoveOn.org and its allied nasties will try to replicate it, again and again. And as Americans came to despise the ’60s radicals, they will come to despise them. And, as in the 1960s, the country will take a turn - to the right.
"And what we don't have time for is all that petty punk-ass little thuggery stuff that's been going on with these quote, unquote protesters who are doing nothing but wasting your time and trying to take away your First Amendment rights -- your rights to assemble peacefully,"
This is how freedom falls, and tyrants come to power.
A government that believes it can run our lives, run the economy, and run the world will inevitably come to believe it can, and should, have the power to silence its critics. Eliminating the welfare-warfare state is the key to protecting our free speech, and other liberties, from an authoritarian government.