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Government Will Soon Be Able to Know Your Adrenaline Level, What You Ate Breakfast and What You’re Thinking … from 164 Feet

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Do You Know How Far Government Spying Has Gone?

You might have heard that police are deploying scanners – not only in airports – but also on trains, buses, ferries, sporting events and on the streets.  And see this.

You probably know that the National Security Agency is building a $2 billion dollar facility in Utah which will use the world’s most powerful supercomputer to monitor virtually all phone calls, emails, internet usage, purchases and rentals, break all encryption, and then store everyone’s data permanently

And that the CIA is trying to tap your communications as well.

You may have heard that drones will soon be flown all over America to spy on us.  For example, ABC News reported:

Drones can carry facial recognition cameras, license plate scanners, thermal imaging cameras, open WiFi sniffers, and other sensors.

And they can be armed.

 

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Without privacy and transparency rules — these powerful surveillance tools … have strong potential for misuse.

The military is already using drones over the American homeland to gather information on Americans.  See this and this.

AP notes that the American public is wary of drones:

Public worries about drones began mostly on the political margins, but there are signs that they’re going mainstream.

 

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An ACLU lobbyist, Chris Calabrese, said that when he speaks to audiences about privacy issues, drones are what “everybody just perks up over.”

If you want to see the unbelievable flight maneuverability of the new generation of drones, watch this, this and this. And drones can be as small as golf balls, birds ... or even insects. And see this.

That’s nothing.

Government Will Be Able to Tell What You Ate for Breakfast – Or How Much Adrenaline You’ve Got – from 164 Feet Away

Gizmodo reports today:

Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body—agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you. And without you knowing it.

 

The technology is so incredibly effective that, in November 2011, its inventors were subcontracted by In-Q-Tel to work with the US Department of Homeland Security. In-Q-Tel is a company founded “in February 1999 by a group of private citizens at the request of the Director of the CIA and with the support of the U.S. Congress.” According to In-Q-Tel, they are the bridge between the Agency and new technology companies.

 

Their plan is to install this molecular-level scanning in airports and border crossings all across the United States.

 

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The machine is ten million times faster—and one million times more sensitive—than any currently available system. That means that it can be used systematically on everyone passing through airport security, not just suspect or randomly sampled people.

 

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genia photonics picosecond Government Will Soon Be Able to Know Your Adrenaline Level, What You Ate Your Breakfast and What Youre Thinking ... from 164 Feet AwayAbove:

 

The Genia Photonics’ Picosecond Programmable Laser scanner is capable of detecting every tiny trace of any substance on your body, from specks of gunpowder to your adrenaline levels to a sugar-sized grain of cannabis to what you had for breakfast.

 

Meanwhile, In-Q-Tel states that “an important benefit of Genia Photonics’ implementation as compared to existing solutions is that the entire synchronized laser system is comprised in a single, robust and alignment-free unit that may be easily transported for use in many environments… This compact and robust laser has the ability to rapidly sweep wavelengths in any pattern and sequence.” [PDF]

 

So not only can they scan everyone. They would be able to do it everywhere: the subway, a traffic light, sports events… everywhere.

 

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The small, inconspicuous machine is attached to a computer running a program that will show the information in real time, from trace amounts of cocaine on your dollar bills to gunpowder residue on your shoes. Forget trying to sneak a bottle of water past security—they will be able to tell what you had for breakfast in an instant while you’re walking down the hallway.

 

The technology is not new, it’s just millions times faster and more convenient than ever before.

 

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And the Russians also have a similar technology: announced last April, their “laser sensor can pick up on a single molecule in a million from up to 50 meters away.”

 

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There has so far been no discussion about the personal rights and privacy issues involved. Which “molecular tags” will they be scanning for? Who determines them? What are the threshold levels of this scanning? If you unknowingly stepped on the butt of someone’s joint and are carrying a sugar-sized grain of cannabis like that unfortunate traveler currently in jail in Dubai, will you be arrested?

 

And, since it’s extremely portable, will this technology extend beyone the airport or border crossings and into police cars, with officers looking for people on the street with increased levels of adrenaline in their system to detain in order to prevent potential violent outbursts? And will your car be scanned at stoplights for any trace amounts of suspicious substances? Would all this information be recorded anywhere?

 

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According to the undersecretary for science and technology of the Department of Homeland Security, this scanning technology will be ready within one to two years, which means you might start seeing them in airports as soon as 2013.

 

In other words, these portable, incredibly precise molecular-level scanning devices will be cascading lasers across your body as you walk from the bathroom to the soda machine at the airport and instantly reporting and storing a detailed breakdown of your person, in search of certain “molecular tags”.

(Researchers at Cornel university are working on ways to scan which are even cheaper … leading to the possibility that these type of scanners could one day be ubiquitous.)

I Heard That …

Moreover, as NewsweekTelegraph, the Daily Record and many other mainstream sources have reported on experiments showing that mind-reading machines have gone from the realm of science fiction to engineering fact.

Newsweek points out:

Nothing in physics rules out remote detection of brain activity. In fact, says law professor Hank Greely of Stanford, an infrared device under development might read thoughts using little more than a headband. He can imagine a despot scanning citizens’ brains while they look at photos of him, to see who’s an opponent.

 

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As with all technology, some uses will bring unalloyed benefits (translating a quadriplegic’s thoughts to move a prosthetic limb). Other uses … well, as Greely says, “we really don’t know where this will end.” That mind reading has begun, however, there is now no doubt.

Indeed, patents were granted for machines which can read people’s thoughts at a distance 35 years ago, and IBM predicts that mind-reading machines will be everywhere in 5 years.

We posted numerous videos in December showing mind-reading machines in action:

There are now prototypes of machines which can read your mind for a wide variety of purposes. [They include driving, computers, music, and other uses with higher potentials for abuse:]

 

For Good or For Ill?

Technology can be used to make us healthier, more prosperous and more interconnected … or it can be used to impose tyranny.

In a time age when yawning, having goose bumps, liking liberty and doing just about anything that average, normal people do can get you labelled as a potential terrorist, the risk of the technology being used for repressive purposes has to be taken seriously.

Indeed, the government has been spying on many – or most – Americans for years.  Indeed, massive spying started before 9/11.

The government monitoring efforts will not focus on spying on potential terrorists – or even criminal activity – but in recording every phone call, email, internet search or other communication in the country.

Indeed, the spying isn’t being done to keep us safe … but to crush dissent … and to help the too big to fail businesses compete against smaller businesses (and here).

As influential senator Frank Church warned in 1975:

“Th[e National Security Agency's]  capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide.  [If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A.] could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.

The former head of the above-described NSA spying program held his thumb and forefinger close together, and said:

We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.

On the other hand, the ability to fly our own drones for $300 (and remember, the parts for this one are just over $1,000) may mean that technology will be available for the people to keep an eye on our government, just as the web is being used to "be the media" and hold our leaders to account.

Whether technology imprisons us or frees us remains to be seen. And the result is largely up to us: scientists, engineers and we the people as a whole.

 


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Thu, 07/12/2012 - 11:28 | Link to Comment ThisIsBob
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Stupid fucks.  Its just job creation for assholes.  Hardly going to reduce crime or, horrors, terrorism.

But the gd citizenery keeps giving them the money to let them spend on this kind of shit. 

Be reminded that the price of cocaine is 75% less than when the same kind of assholes started the war on drugs.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 11:08 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Wait, is this good news on the prostrate front?

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Roland99
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Think of the good that could come from this!!

 

"molecular level scanners"???

 

"Scotty, two to beam up"

 

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:48 | Link to Comment collon88
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Listen up Bitchez!  Resistance is futile!  You will be assimilated!

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment lieutenantjohnchard
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i immediately rejected the reality of this technology upon reading the original article yesterday. there's been a spate of articles similar to this of late. i think the point of these ridiculous articles is to convince people that all resistance is futile. when somebody tries to pull a fast one on me my reaction is to wonder what the true agenda is. I think we red-pillers already know.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:47 | Link to Comment NewAmericaNow
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Agreed. I had the same idea after looking at all the info. This is Psyops just like the Star Wars program was to convince the then USSR to spend more money on competing with technology that never was. It is to convince anyone who is thinking about doing something to forget it cause "We are the all seeing Eye".

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 11:11 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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F. U. D. You're talking about FUD.

 

Foxtrot

Uniform

Sauron

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:42 | Link to Comment Possible Impact
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They need a room temperature SQUID.

(NOT the Goldman type, a Superconducting Quantum Inference Device)

 

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:40 | Link to Comment De minimus
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They say you aren't the target and shouldn't be concerned but deep down we know they lie because we realize who these technologies are directed towards, average people, all of us. We know that they will be able to kill and disappear anyone, anywhere and get away with it. Oversight is a joke because those doing the oversight created the problem or solutions depending upon who you are and your perspective, Are you a little person or a big important government official? And at some point, will even that matter?

Trust this bunch, with that kind of power?

Not ever.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:30 | Link to Comment TrainWreck1
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This crap works SOMETIMES in the lab, and it will false like crazy in the real world.

Eventually, after spending several billion dollars, they will quietly junk the system.

If only we had a "money back if it's a POS" clause in these contracts.

 

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:58 | Link to Comment dannynewmexico
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The real answer is to STOP COMPLYING!

 

I swore off flying when they started ball grabbing. Grabbing my balls does not increase anyone's security, the

only reason for doing so is to condition us to being slaves. Only a slave would submit to having their balls

grabbed to be allow to travel.

 

 

survivingsurvivalism.com

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:50 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Ah, US citizen tale of symetry.

With the same development, you will be able to keep your representatives under check.

Funny as funny.

a US citizen government can tap any of your phone discussion, including the commercially sold incryption included systems.

But what? Dont you know? You can do the same to keep in check your US citizen representative.

The situation is symetric.

At least, this is what US citizens are selling.

Remember, as US citizens say, there is no bad science. There is no good science. There is only science.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:39 | Link to Comment Ar-Pharazôn
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do people have an army in the usa? i would say that the governement has an army

 

SO situation is not symetric

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:32 | Link to Comment I Am The Unknow...
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Time to line my paper sack with tin foil.  This is definitely bullish news for Alcoa....

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:48 | Link to Comment Winston Smith 2009
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"The Genia Photonics’ Picosecond Programmable Laser scanner is capable of detecting every tiny trace of any substance on your body, from specks of gunpowder to your adrenaline levels to a sugar-sized grain of cannabis to what you had for breakfast."

It's tunable laser, so it's wavelength can be varied, but I suspect that is to allow the spectroscopy that produces the body chemistry results.  Once you find out what frequency or frequencies that requires, you make a skin cream to reflect or otherwise swamp them with different chemistry.  Perhaps even normal skin cream or sunscreen will swamp the results.  Since it's primary use is intended for the medical field, simply examining what the instructions for use say about such issues will probably allow it to be defeated.

I just checked and this laser works in the IR range.  Camo creams often say the are IR reflective.  Whatever ingredient produces that will do the trick at defeating this system and there would be no need to add the colorants that make camo creams meant for visual camouflage obvious when worn.  Perhaps other skin creams on the market are already IR reflective and/or would swamp the chemistry results.  Like I said, simply read the laser's instructions on what NOT to do when using it on human skin in a medical setting.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:17 | Link to Comment dark_matter
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"I'm sorry, sir, our scanners don't seem to be working on you. Please step over to the Ministry of Rights booth so our trained rats can help us with your facial recognition."

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:52 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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Exactly...  and then how long is it going to roll out the new model that can see through the sunscreen?  If you truly want to police people, then incentivize them to behave while you're not watching...  the time when you can actually watch them is insignificant compared to the time left to their own devises.  But, I guess that solution would weed out a lot of teet suckers.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:00 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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How exactly?

The other US citizen quotes medical enviroment use. Which is done in a controlled manner.

And the use of creams to shield from radiation.

Particles are laid out everywhere, on clothes, on shoes, on hair, on bags...

It is funny how US citizens would like to sell themselves as unproficienty in certain sectors, the sectors actually in which US citizens excell.

It will take more than grunt work to bring counter measures.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:16 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Blank Reg.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:00 | Link to Comment ejmoosa
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How long before the majority finally realize that "We are the Enemy".

And that we paid for the very devices meant to enslave us.

 

 

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:53 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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There's always "hope and change".

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 08:54 | Link to Comment rwe2late
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  Whether one of the devices could not "possibly be as good as described" ... (yet)

is irrelevant. 

The government is investing billions of dollars to research, develop, and install myriad investigative and monitoring "devices".

In addition, there are billions invested in weaponry to subdue and suppress all who may resist.

In addition, there are billions invested in expanding what is already the world's biggest prison system, as well as adding ever more repressive legislation.

In addition, there are billions invested in "improved" ways to control the information flow and propagandize.

In addition, billions are spent to recruit, train, indoctrinate, and habituate a military and militarized police force to assassinate, torture, and conduct all manner of repression against "dissidents".

Attempts to denigrate the significance of the foregoing by focusing on the current workability of one spy device is to miss the forest for a tree.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:44 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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The sectors in technology US citizens have been keeping to advance tell it all.

US citizenism at work.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 08:49 | Link to Comment Bollixed
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164 feet. Not 165, or 163 feet, but 164 feet.

Right there the bullshit meter pegs out at full tilt. If you want to fool people never use large round numbers like 100 or 200. Use numbers that give the appearence of precision so they're less likely to be questioned.

"laser sensor can pick up on a single molecule in a million from up to 50 meters away"...

OOPS! Somebody deviated from the script. So what exactly are the odds that photons bounced off a single molecule 50 meters away find their way back to the sensor (angle of reflection is equal to angle of incidence) with regular precision.

Count how many items have to be double or triple swiped at the checkout scanner from mere inches away before that huge barcode can be read correctly the next time you go shopping. Weak example, but it conveys a point.

The government couldn't find its dick if it used both hands. But paranoia is a powerful persuader. Fool enough people and the whole flock spooks...

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 11:02 | Link to Comment nathan1234
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We need to put these people who use/recommend use of  these devices 6 ft under

 

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:15 | Link to Comment Diogenes
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50 meters = 164.58 feet. Someone did a literal translationfrom something written by a scientist or European or Asian. Or wanted it to look like it.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:36 | Link to Comment MeetTozter
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It's all about the false positives for these socio-telepathetic dickherders.

 

"We have reason to believe that a pre-crime is in progress!"  It's only prudent that we follow up on this.....

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 08:28 | Link to Comment MeetTozter
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Can this machine help me find the gold I lost in that boating mishap last fall?

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 11:14 | Link to Comment FeralSerf
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It can help by detaining you so you can be waterboarded (waterboarding is not torture) until your subconscious (or conscious) reveals where you lost the gold.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 08:20 | Link to Comment Escapeclaws
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George, you're beginning to scare me as much as Bruce Krasting does when he writes about Social Security. Gulp.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:10 | Link to Comment monad
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 08:14 | Link to Comment BeetleBailey
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...all the more reason to get off the grid. I am working for that day...and rid myself of governmental bullshit and lies.

3rd world countries may not seem all that bad for this. Laugh if you want - but I prefer to live out my days in peace - and one will not be able to do this here in the Divided States of Amerika.

The questions abound as to why these smelly cunts in power (all the fuckers; private, corporate, political) want all this power..to do what with it? Lord over people - only to be overthrown and beaten?

We all die - no matter how rich, how smart, and how well cared for. The canard of these bastards is the unveiling of their powers and foibles.

These cunts are to be despised. I for one, am glad there are forums on here that expose these cunts for what they truly are.

Afraid of the government? Not me. Fuck em.....

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 08:46 | Link to Comment jayman21
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"want all this power..to do what with it?"

BB - They get off on controlling people.  That is their joy in life.  It is sick and sad.  I agree, the one thing a decent person can do is shun them and take away the joy of a pscho/sociopath.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:11 | Link to Comment Diogenes
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They are afraid. The more fear, the more oppression. The more oppression, the more they have to fear. The more fear,  the more oppression.

This was the vicious circle the American Revolution was supposed to break.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 08:05 | Link to Comment darteaus
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From 50 meters.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 07:56 | Link to Comment Escapeclaws
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Here's how to protect your thoughts from being read. Think to yourself, "This thought is false." If you hear an explosion somewhere or smell smoke, or a drone crashes, you will know this countermeasure is effective.

Other than that, we can all wear those old deepsea diver suits complete with steel helmut and glass visor. That will foil their machines. It might even become a new fashion, given time.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:28 | Link to Comment dark_matter
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You're in luck. Google has invented a helmet that will protect you from thought-reading machines. See a picture of the prototype being tested at http://filesofjerryblake.netfirms.com/assets/images/Anthony_Warde--Buck_Rogers.jpeg

 

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 08:51 | Link to Comment d edwards
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Dude, the big helmet would be a dead give away that you were thinking "impure" thoughts, at least according to gov't standards.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 08:11 | Link to Comment Winston of Oceania
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Many foil hat jokes yet? WTF? Maybe foil or copper mesh inside a ball cap can stop the brain scans? There must be some type of metalic thread we can weave into clothes to block illegal searches of our persons. Resist.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 09:12 | Link to Comment monad
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If you are going to do it, do it right. The whole point of this isn't the "technology", its the fortune that was made peddling this snake oil.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 07:52 | Link to Comment spinone
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marketing hype for pump and dump of these companies

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 07:43 | Link to Comment Winston of Oceania
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 07:41 | Link to Comment hettygreen
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America is a voracious consumer of marijuana. Unless the laws for simple possession are changed the prison system will be full and the airliners empty in this 'brave new world.'

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 07:33 | Link to Comment Benjamin Glutton
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Put a camera, microphone and GPS on all elected officials and their staff 24/7/365 and re institute common sense conflict of interest standards.

 

Government exists solely to enhance freedom and liberty yet with each passing day we drift further from that worthy goal.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 07:41 | Link to Comment world_debt_slave
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the political class, elite and banksters will get an exemption.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 07:19 | Link to Comment Watauga
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Brave, New World; 1984; Enemies, Foreign and Domestic; et cetera--our new reality.  The Constitution will become meaningless, if it isn't already in light of the last 80 years of Supreme Court decisions.  Of what use is a 1st or 2nd Amendment?  4th and 5th Amendments protect us from nothing if this technology and its anticipated uses come to fruition.  Maybe soma is the answer?

 http://www.huxley.net/soma/somaquote.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000717/

 

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 07:18 | Link to Comment Broomer
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The last video is showing "This video is private." when I try to play it.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 07:33 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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The website probably read your mind and decided you were just a little bit too nosy.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!