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Guest Post: Meet Stingray Surveillance: The "Unconstitutional, All-You-Can-Eat Data Buffet"

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Via Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

It’s getting impossible to keep track of all the new spy tools being rolled out by the police state in the name of “fighting terrorism”, aka spying on innocent American citizens unconstitutionally.  I thought that I had my hands full the other day with ARGUS: The World’s Highest Resolution Video Surveillance Platform, but this “Stingray” system is already being deployed illegally in cities throughout the United States.  As the EFF states: “The Stingray is the digital equivalent of the pre-revolutionary British soldier.”  From the EFF:

The device, which acts as a fake cell phone tower, essentially allows the government to electronically search large areas for a particular cell phone’s signal—sucking down data on potentially thousands of innocent people along the way. At the same time, law enforcement has attempted use them while avoiding many of the traditional limitations set forth in the Constitution, like individualized warrants. This is why we called the tool “an unconstitutional, all-you-can-eat data buffet.”

 

Recently, LA Weekly reported the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) got a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant in 2006 to buy a stingray. The original grant request said it would be used for “regional terrorism investigations.” Instead LAPD has been using it for just about any investigation imaginable.

 

Of course, we’ve seen this pattern over and over and over. The government uses “terrorism” as a catalyst to gain some powerful new surveillance tool or ability, and then turns around and uses it on ordinary citizens, severely infringing on their civil liberties in the process.

 

Stingrays are particularly odious given they give police dangerous “general warrant” powers, which the founding fathers specifically drafted the Fourth Amendment to prevent. In pre-revolutionary America, British soldiers used “general warrants” as authority to go house-to-house in a particular neighborhood, looking for whatever they please, without specifying an individual or place to be searched.

The Stingray is the digital equivalent of the pre-revolutionary British soldier.

 

On March 28th, the judge overseeing the Rigmaiden case, which we wrote about previously, will hold a hearing on whether evidence obtained using a stringray should be suppressed.  It will be one of the first times a judge will rules on the constitutionality of these devices in federal court.

It will be interesting to see what happens in late March.  I will be watching.

Full article here.

 


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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 20:54 | Link to Comment GrinandBearit
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I saw all this stuff coming a long time ago.

I got rid of my cell phone a few years ago.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:02 | Link to Comment seek
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I haven't gone that far, but I severely limit my cell use, don't always take it with me and have a second cell with battery removed for emergencies on the road.

If you can't get rid of it, you can at least make the data from it full of trash.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:30 | Link to Comment The Count
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Mmmm, did you also remove the hidden tiny battery that the fuzz can still use to eavesdrop on you even though the phone seems dead?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:35 | Link to Comment fourchan
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nothing a rifle bullet couldnt rectify.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:22 | Link to Comment CPL
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If only they read the documents written about the system instead of enjoying the colourful slide shows provided.  It's okay though.  It's iron ring engineer certified.  Running with RSS as a transport layer, well, a 'secure' layer.

 

They'll see why it was an insane idea soon enough.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:57 | Link to Comment Boris Alatovkrap
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We are own you, now!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:19 | Link to Comment CPL
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If they want the toys to work.  TPTB better bring more money than they planned for.  It won't be paper we are looking for either.  Opportunity knocks to provide a win-win for the opportunist that recognizes where to bill a client bad with math and money.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 07:44 | Link to Comment OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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All of your base....base...base...are belong to us...us...us

All of your base! Are belong to us!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:44 | Link to Comment Al Gorerhythm
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Only people with something to hide are opposed to the truth being discovered. (snicker)

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:55 | Link to Comment New World Chaos
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Putting your phone in a good Faraday cage (i.e. tinfoil-paper-tinfoil) will thwart this possibility.  It will also drain batteries much quicker because the phone will increase its signal strength looking for a tower.  So keep the main battery in the emergency phone separate, even if the phone is off, but don't worry about any secret batteries.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:28 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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does that TPT combo work for passports as well?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:52 | Link to Comment New World Chaos
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Even better.  RFID signals are so weak that a single layer of tinfoil will shield a passport.  (May work on a cellphone too... not sure)

Tip:  Faraday cages can lose their effectiveness if the shielding material does not completely enclose the object.  I.e. a tinfoil book jacket for your passport might not work because it would have gaps where the passport opens.  Also, for electronic devices shielded against EMP, the plug needs to be completely inside the Faraday cage or you lose protection.  This pretty much means you can't keep your electronic preps plugged in.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 03:02 | Link to Comment Joe A
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put your passport in the microwave oven for a couple of seconds

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 08:38 | Link to Comment General Decline
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...and your license plate renewal sticker.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:38 | Link to Comment kill switch
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Airplane mode shuts down the WIFI ,It will not look fro a new tower cause it can't....muhahaha

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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The Count  randomly without thinking says:

 

" Mmmm, did you also remove the hidden tiny battery that the fuzz can still use to eavesdrop on you even though the phone seems dead? "

I give you above a man who believes in MAGIC. .



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There is enough energy in that cell to backup RAM in your phone, IF and ONLY IF indeed it is present nowadays ...

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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 06:17 | Link to Comment matrix2012
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Use only cellular handset not intended for the Police State, USSA, thus not FCC certified yet will still operate with the freq there, with removable batt.  If one does remove the batt and the simcard, i don't think the hidden tiny batt, if any, will matter then.

This sounds like an adaptation of "Full Spectrum Dominance" that's relevant for individuals: 'Full Spectrum Control'.

Given long enough time, i believe one day the Police State USSA will deploy the portable Mind Scanner.

Isn't it great to be able to find out the would-be terruriz nearby you, on the streets?

 

The Obummer will long be remembered as the Father of Surveillance!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 15:22 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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matrix2012 compunding the magical thinking meme pens:

" Use only cellular handset not intended for the Police State, USSA, thus not FCC certified yet will still operate with the freq there, with removable batt.  If one does remove the  ... "

 

MORE magical thinking ... JUST WHERE do you come up with a non-FCC certified handset? Stratight out of development lab somewhere?

 

 

 

 

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 04:52 | Link to Comment matrix2012
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Just seek those phones (models) *NOT* intended for sale in USSA market. Such models won't bother the hassles to apply FCC compliance. For sure the many countries beyond the NATO jurisdiction or Anglosphere will care less such FCC compliance.

There's NO magical here, some ignorant sheeples just limit their views to too much USSA-centric!!  Think outside the box.

Nevertheless removing both the batt and simcard as necessary should solve the the Big Brother's eavesdropping problem wrt CELLULAR PHONES!!! But if you use iFruit then ur out of luck for the batt is non-detachable, as well as many droid phones incl gugel nexus :-)  However, without any simcard attached, what to track then??? the gadget's IMEI??? :-)  what an abominable police state

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Acidtest Dummy
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I have a tracking device that also can make phone calls.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:36 | Link to Comment tickhound
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My Roadside Assistance just the other day .. "Would you like us to use your cellphone to pinpoint your location?"

It's the "juicy steak" side to the matrix.

 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:58 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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Oh, and while we have you on the line, would you like a copy of the photos your phone accidentally took while you were banging your secretary in the back seat of your Mercedes?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:04 | Link to Comment Edmon Plume
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I didn't know facebook added that feature.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Unprepared
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Not a smart move, that only attracts more scrutiny:

 

File: GrinandBearit

Real Name: [press F1 to display]

List of odd behaviors:

Do not own cellphone

Visits Zerohedge

 

Best way to hide is to act like the average sheep; not too fat, not too skinny, not too much wool and not too little.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:23 | Link to Comment Edmon Plume
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Precisely.  For all the renegade "i'm too smart for you" talk in his manifesto, "dorner, party of five" fled to big bear, .4% black.  Way to not stand out.  Woolly bully.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:54 | Link to Comment roadhazard
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Eric Rudolph laffed at Dorner.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:47 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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That Will Smith movie with Gene Hackman n stuff man.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:32 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Cannot help but notice the resemblance between Edward Lyle, and Murray Rothbard.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:04 | Link to Comment floydian slip
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remind you of anyone ? (heshes name is bernaise (bernanke)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwendalcentrifugue/5208818916/

 

btw, nice av ;)

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:58 | Link to Comment lincolnsteffens
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I will only use a cheap throw away cell phone paid for with cash and minutes paid for with cash. I don't use cash rewards card account info to get a discount either.

Everybody is trolling for information. Give them as little opportunity as possible.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:16 | Link to Comment SilverDoctors
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Stingray surveillance.  Just in time to help the DHS regulate the internet thanks to Obama's new cybersecurity CISPA executive order!

http://www.silverdoctors.com/red-alert-obama-signs-cybersecurity-executi...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:11 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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I did also, look at all the billions spent to "fight terrorism" How does this help in that?  Unless you believe that all americans are terrorists or potential terrorists. 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 02:35 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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Only the taxapaying ones.

 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 20:55 | Link to Comment CH1
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Note to anyone still believing the constitution will save them: FORGET IT.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:08 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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The Bill of Rights are not rights granted by the government.

These rights are natural rights of the people enumerated -- among others not enumerated -- which are being overrun by government overreach.

 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:14 | Link to Comment CH1
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You are entirely correct, but that was then, tyranny and mindlessness are now.

Freedom exists outside of the system ONLY.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:16 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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See you on the outside...  ;)

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:19 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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Oh Grasshopper...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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".to anyone still believing the constitution will save them.."

We are now in the time where it will have to be the other way around, CH1...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 20:57 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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I wonder if the Stingray can also find a fully intact driver's license in a house that burned to the ground and left only bones of the supposed owner of said license.   Speaking of which, they could have avoided a space shuttle disaster a few years had they used driver's licenses on the bottom to shield the heat instead of those silly tiles.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 20:58 | Link to Comment CH1
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Doesn't matter - they'll still say it on TV, and Joe Mundane will eat it up.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:23 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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Maybe the truth doesn't matter to you, but it matters to me.........nothing but lies on the MSM

 

http://theunjustmedia.com/Media/Six%20Jewish%20Companies%20Control%2096%...

 

 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:19 | Link to Comment Umh
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I don't like giving you an up arrow , but I just did.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:24 | Link to Comment FiatFapper
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:38 | Link to Comment luckylogger
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Hmmm... that is a little more than a cabin............. looks like a mansion to me. but it was definitely burnt big time............... they did not want any evidence left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does everybody that makes fun of the state become a terrorist or are we just old fashioned communists?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 03:32 | Link to Comment BidnessMan
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I recall all the evidence in Waco went up in flames too, and 20 children under the age of 16 were murdered.  But that was different than New Town, because it was the ATF and FBI with the assault weapons. 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 03:41 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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A horrendous crime committed by thug goon squad jackbooted cowards (ATF and FBI).

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 15:31 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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Everybody fogets the Title III intercept devices that caught Vernon Wayne Howell's voice calling for his henchmen to 'light the fires' that started their final demise ... 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:13 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Article on one webiste questioning of Dormers holdout cabin fire was set by, PoPo's, Hell No, just listen.They would never do dat!.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNk-bV40XMc&feature=youtu.be

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:38 | Link to Comment luckylogger
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Hmmm... that is a little more than a cabin............. looks like a mansion to me. but it was definitely burnt big time............... they did not want any evidence left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does everybody that makes fun of the state become a terrorist or are we just old fashioned communists?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:40 | Link to Comment Edmon Plume
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Your avatar has a walleye.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:52 | Link to Comment DriveByLurker
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I don't think he's gonna get his security and cleaning deposits back.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 05:37 | Link to Comment Seer
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Of course, it was for "our" protection!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 07:42 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBoner_
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I'm a fire scene investigator with many years experiance and I can tell from the photo that this fire started in the NSA

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:36 | Link to Comment AGuy
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I recall reading that his license was found days ago (I think near the LAX Airport)  not at the Cabin. Media likes to fumble words, faces, names (ie. Adam Lanza brother was the shooter). If you want wrong facts just listen to Media. The don't need to be right, They just need to report something to get your attention.

 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:04 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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Ok....I first heard the cabin owners were tied up, one escaped and notified police.  Did anyone else also hear this? I am NOT big on conspiricies, but I thought this rather odd.  I'm starting to not believe my own lieing eyes anymore!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 02:02 | Link to Comment dunce
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I read that the hostages were maids so it was not a rustic cabin in the woods. I am not sure they were hostages anyway because his beef was with the police and he had no interest in harming or holding them. He was crazy but not stupid. He knew there was no escape but he wanted the battle.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:49 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Shoulda been some charred meat too.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment monad
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Never fear, AG Holder will get to the bottom of this.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 20:57 | Link to Comment Rentier
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They will next be able to monitor can and string conversations so your ditching the cell phones only bought you a little bit of time.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 20:58 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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Im sure that the jewish controlled MSM will be reporting on this promply, otherwise how could it be true?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 20:59 | Link to Comment CH1
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Oooh, look - someone wants us to talk about something else.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:06 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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I am SOOOO tired of 'Jews', 'Hitler', Nazis, all I want to do is puke.  Will it never end? (Rhetoric...of course it won't)

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:40 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years......It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supernational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries."

? David Rockefeller

The Evidence of Treason [Rockefeller Conspiracy]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Izqn1KTLo (3:16)

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 05:50 | Link to Comment Seer
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"The supernational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries."

Yeah, thank God!

Imagine what things used to be like (pre Magna Carta days [from http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/English+common+law]):

Trial by ordeal was a superstitious procedure administered by clerics who subjected accused persons to physical torment in hopes of uncovering divine signs of guilt or innocence. The most common forms of ordeal involved boiling or freezing waters and hot irons. In the ordeal of freezing water, accused persons were thrown into a pool to see if they would sink or float. If they sank, the cleric believed they were innocent, because the water would presumably reject someone with an impure soul. Of course, persons who sank to the bottom and drowned during this ordeal were both exonerated of their alleged misbehavior, and dead.

Now days it's so much more "civilized!"

Investigation Confirms Rampant Torture in Afghan Prisons

https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/02/11-4

Extrajudicial Killings. Assassinating Awlaki: Obama Can Kill Anyone He Wants To

http://www.infowars.com/extrajudicial-killings-assassinating-awlaki-obam...

ACLU sues US over extrajudicial killings of Americans

http://rt.com/usa/news/aclu-execution-drone-suit-387/

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:00 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:00 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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Arthur Miller (law prof at Harvard) used to say about these issues: "Why let a little matter like the Constituion get in the way."

 

[He was being sarc, of course, since he was one of the last few defenders of the Constituional Rights in legal academia from what my lawyer neighbor tells me]

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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The stop-us-if-you-can approach is tearing this country apart. It will take years for this to play out in Federal Courts. Maybe change the system to make these devices be "approved" and fully constitutional by the Supreme Court before they can be used at all.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:26 | Link to Comment Supernova Born
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Politicians in black dresses won't save SHIT except their own power, position and pension.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:08 | Link to Comment WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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Years in Federal Court . . . . or . . . . 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 05:55 | Link to Comment Seer
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Change the system?

Do people demand a really just system? Well, we'll arrange it so that they'll be satisfied with one that's a little less unjust ... They want a revolution, and we'll give them reforms -- lots of reforms; we'll drown them in reforms. Or rather, we'll drown them in promises of reforms, because we'll never give them real ones either!!

- DARIO FO, Accidental Death of an Anarchist

"They" can kill you w/o trial (and from th comfort of a chair- drone pilots) and you're going to ask them (politely) to not gather "intelligence" (spy) on you?  Ha Ha Ha Ha...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:12 | Link to Comment nofluer
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A drone piloted by someone half a world away. A computer expert defending against cyber attack and counterattacking. Many of today’s warriors are nowhere near a battlefield, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that’s what the new Distinguished Warfare Medal will recognize.

 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment espirit
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All your 0's and 1's belong to us.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:26 | Link to Comment jimijon
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Almost... it is the order of those 0's and 1's that are suspect. String them together into a video... and boom, the stinger of stingray will want to put you away for 50 years.

Remember, only the annointed ones can have computers that store the 0's and 1's in special order.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 05:57 | Link to Comment Seer
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And only the anointed ones can violate the laws on how those 0's and 1's are ordered! because, well.. because it's for our "protection!"

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:08 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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Lawyer accidently sues himself.

http://overlawyered.com/2005/03/attorney-accidentally-sues-himself/

I heard the LAPD shot two elderly asian females as Dorner look alikes.

This new stingray will give more suspects, power, and control to our big brother. Our leaders seem to be getting more power and less wisdom.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:08 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Its about time for some vandalism.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:14 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Best comment I've heard all day.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:21 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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Red light cameras, jus sayin'.......

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:30 | Link to Comment pops
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Double aught or do you think bird shot would do the trick?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:42 | Link to Comment Shell Game
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For some reason I am drawn to the irony of 7.62x54R..

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:47 | Link to Comment a growing concern
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Ironic? Yes.  Inconspicuous?  No.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:03 | Link to Comment salvadordaly
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All could be taken out rather easily with a sturdy (Framed mounted) bumper and a pick up truck with a chain. Rider in back wraps chain around pole, and a good yank. All could be done in seconds. The good thing is, your to close for the camera to have evidence (not in camera's frame). Chain will free it's self to be retrieved down the road, and thrown in the in the back of the truck. All done in less than 20 seconds. Pole down, camera smashed, and your still driving from the scene. Plus more to replace than the camera alone! Smash, Smash, SMMMAAASH!!! Not that I've thought about it, or anything like that?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:11 | Link to Comment WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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.22 should do the trick. Suppressed is even better. 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:43 | Link to Comment mkkby
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Paint pellet, lens... done.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:10 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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You'd be SURPRISED at what birdshot will accomplish!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:57 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Hornet spray should work well on the red light cameras.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:22 | Link to Comment Umh
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If at all possible just leave the damn thing at home. I leave the phone at home just because I had to carry one with me for a couple of decades. I couldn't even go on vacation without the little electronic bastard.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:22 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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Watch "The Anderson Tapes".

The only difference now is they don't use tape and they don't erase it.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:23 | Link to Comment zebra
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attention all LAPD officer wives... DO NOT use cell phone if you are having an affair.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:28 | Link to Comment pragmatic hobo
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" ... aka spying on innocent American citizens unconstitutionally. "

let's cut the BS ... the constitution was written up by founding fathers, aka the rich land owners, to protect themselves from the slaves and the foreigners. The so called innocent Americans, long lobotomised middle class wage slaves, are not the ones to be protected by the constitution. In fact the constitution works quite well to protect the top 0.001% against the tyranny of the unwashed masses.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:51 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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How did that work out for Conrad Black and Martha Stewart?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:46 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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They must have missed a few payments. Eventually they will eat their own.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment nofluer
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Eventually they will eat their own.

Unless they eat fast, I don't think they'll have a chance to. The vibes running around the world and the numbers of people who are feeling them indicate that these are probably the "last days" as referred to in the Christian Bible. That means the bad guys (sexually generic term) have I'd say between 7 to 15 years from the present to enjoy their power before it comes to a radical and permanent (as in eons long) end. And they will NOT like their new mailing address!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 02:41 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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"wage slaves" were not the middle class. The landowners and the independent businssmen were.

 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:50 | Link to Comment itstippy
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Perhaps they'll use this so-called "Sting Ray" device to nail that nefarious fugitive Jon Corzine!

Imagine - one minute he's having a clandestine phone conversation with a JP Morgan louse, plotting to rerehypothicate some hapless Nebraska sheep farmer's life savings, and WHAM!

LAPD's finest swoops in and busts his diabolical ass!  All thanks to the new "Sting Ray" surveillance system.  Too cool! 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:54 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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The iRay app...coming to a fascist place near you

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:55 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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A smart government (yes, I know) would convince us to pay for it. Never know when you might need to CYA 

Unlimited storage of your conversations conveniently recorded to "The Cloud" in real-time, for just $9.99 per month. But wait...there's more!! Act now, and we wil throw in unlimited email archiving for not one, but two email accounts.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:59 | Link to Comment jumbo maverick
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I don't talk hardly ever on the phone so when I use it I text. I often text words like anthrax, C4, riot, covert, THE FED, bomb, operator, snipe, night vision, and my personal favorite MOLOTOV,

Kind of makes me happy knowing some homeland security fusion center gets all bonnered up then upon further investigation they see I'm just trying to figure out what the family is having for dinner when I get home.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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Good thing it's a 4th Amendment-Free Zone (the whole country, that is).

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Hey, government assholes! Yeah you guys....ya listening to me? Want a piece of me? Huh, well bring it. I ain't afraid of you.Im ready. I've got scissors!

Miffed;-)

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Terminus C
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Damnit!  Now they are going to ban scissors...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:05 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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The Emperor Wears No Clothes
-Ch10-

In fact, while British common law is the basis for our modern legal system, forfeiture law relies on the medieval concept of the cursed object “Deodand” (from the latin “deo” god, and “dand” give; meaning that any object causing human death was forfeited to the crown). This is the basis for American laws of seizure and confiscation of property, rather than penalties only against persons. Why? Simple. People have guaranteed legal rights; property does not!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:24 | Link to Comment Bohm Squad
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Or This...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:13 | Link to Comment world_debt_slave
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Generations of brainwashing the masses to a dumbed down state of serfdom was and is successfully accomplished.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:19 | Link to Comment mendolover
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What used to be quite alarming relative to privacy is now just a little offensive and annoying compared with all the 'space age' stuff we are seeing now.  I read an article this AM about Tesla's battery issues in the New York Post.  Came straight to this site from nypost.com and found a banner ad on the left for electric cars.  Will definitely have a track phone in the bug out bag.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 06:07 | Link to Comment Seer
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Aldus Huxley was warning us about all this tech stuff.  Most flat out fail to understand that tech is our chains (most believe that it's for solving "our" problems- yeah, I suppose that one has to understand the context, just who "our" is).

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:35 | Link to Comment CPL
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http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/thieves-cause-blackout-on-st-croi...

See this news article.  This happens everywhere now.  Scavengers have picked apart the infrastructure enough now that Orwell didn't have the foresight to see what 7.2 billion people do to monitoring infrastructure in a hyper inflationary environment.  They pick it apart and sell it for scrap.

Every last piece.  

The situation is right now that the big brother monitoring goes down faster than it can be put up.  Takes weeks of planning to get all that shit up on a single city block.  Takes a scavenger about half an hour to steal it all to make their rent and groceries for the week.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/11/copper-scavengers-...

The cities can't do anything about it or the streets would fill with garbage if they tackled the problem with arrests as the public sector only accounts for less than 11% of total waste reclamation.  It's one of the reasons most cities switched to private garbage collection 20 years ago.

 

So all of you don't worry...the thieves in your communities are saving you one inch at a time all over the world.

For Americans, all those FEMA camps you are all afraid of.  They'v been already been ravaged when the scavenger 'locusts' came through two years ago.  Took years to build these things, all of them destroyed in a day for copper, steel, iron, anything that can be reclaimed, smelted and paid for.

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/over-800-fema-camps-manned-and-rea...

See, the scavengers tested to see if the articles were true because the risk/reward was just right.  One tonne of copper versus waiting for the 'manned' post to clear out on government unionised schedules with people making less then 25 an hour that are completely bribable or bullied in the communities they live in by the much larger local based of scavengers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVloprsL0zM

Unless the bureaucrats are willing to pick up the garbage and haul it around, that's the way it's going to be. 

There are now charts btw, there are scavenger economists attempts as figuring out the money 'sweet' spot.  There is a profession under the thefts now.  Which means there is a practice.  How it started though was unemployed engineers and electricians.  Think Joe Q Public has the ability to turn off a relay station safely and strip it to the bolts.

You remove those people from the pool of limited talent available, then destroy the job market under them, they find something to do and start adopting students to help.  Again doesn't matter what TPTB do any more, it is simply too late.  This is the bed they made.  Meanwhile ageing transport infrastructure and poorly maintained bridges...shit even communications systems are falling to pieces daily now.

http://pix11.com/2013/01/24/sprint-techinal-failure-sidelines-thousands-...

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/24/new-jersey-state-computers-affect...

This stuff doesn't last forever. It has a shelf life that has been postponed. Think of it like owning a car. Car ownership is a bit more than driving it and putting gas in the beast. It needs new tires, shocks, brakes, etc. That's wear and tear.  Same thing happens in highways, bridges, railways, roads that haven't been fixed. The internet infrastructure I might remind everyone is now crossing the 20 year mark, 40 in some spots, 50 in others.

20 years...anyone here got a piece of computer equipment in use that's lasted 20 years without constant monitoring and repair?

 

So let's talk about Orwell's future dystopia.  It ignores entropy, repairing and economic realities...of course he ignores the idea that there is no script. It was a funny book, nothing remotely terrifying about it.

It was written from the stand point of a civil servant trapped in some shitty dead water job. He was part of the 1% in the novel if you pay attention to it. He pays a little bit of attention to what the other 99% do with his exploration into sex and the hooker mostly though, his life is lived in fear, food stamps and bouned paychecks.

The only people trapped in the book, or the movie, are the people working in the system. They are the ones that are oppressed. The rest of the population could give a flying fuck what they do because they had their own economy parallel to the 'real' economy in the book (what did he pay the hooker with?).  By the end of the book my conclusion was don't work for the government and avoid the situation altogether. 

And that's the rant for tonight.

 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 22:44 | Link to Comment dolph9
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This is an important point and something that "big security" conservative types seem to have forgotten since the days of Reagan, if they even ever understood it at all.

Security is expensive.  The military is expensive.  They cost lots of taxpayer money to build and repair, even if the money is fake.  And everybody is out of fake money.

You can try creating more fake money, but then you just dilute the value of the existing fake money.

And what exactly are they hoping to find?  A guy who "may" be a threat to the system in 10 years time because he has a gun or some dope in his back pocket?  The system is disintegrating before our very eyes!

 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:35 | Link to Comment CPL
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Even those drones everyone is jumping up and down about.  Antenna bases require a shit tonne of energy to run and on this planet, it is the only currency worth trading now.  Helicopters cost a fortune, the rationle is the drones are cheaper to operate.  But the operators aren't under the same employment contract.  They aren't required to be pilots, so they start flying 5 times more of these a day than a helicopter.  Eventually the savings in the systems as they were sold are built to make a agency lose money by offering easy pilot management systems.

 

Of course they'll want to take it all out for test runs and drills which incidentally costs the same to having the old copter unit.  At this point they haven't even done a real mission, it's just people fucking around during business hours.  Then they go live and the agencies that turns them all on first lose their entire operation budget in about three months in an inflationary energy market.

All you need to do is use a gardner report, recalculate the real numbers and described in the large unread document nobody commented on except the other contractors.  But understand, as contractors our motives are profit and balance of ideals.  So we make it easier for the clients to train any dumb fuck that's played a video game.  This triples costs, full on battalions of these things sucking bodies out of the forces and agencies using them because nobody will ever admit it was a bad idea that cost a fuck tonne of money.

Then as vendors we do what always happens.  We charge a service/maintanence fee, 10-20% is industry standard of the gross cost with tax (like we were going to fucking pay it).  Everytime they think of turning the key on the system after the first bill comes in, they have to make a list of people they don't need working there anymore.  Plus we want our fee in Nov, not government year end.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:37 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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As we say in InfoSec, "You don't build a castle to defend your goat."

Government does a poor job of assigning value to assets, in order to determine appropriate defense strategies. Because of this, no special actions will be needed, to bring about collapse. Just keep feeding Mr. Creosote exactly what he wants.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:41 | Link to Comment PrintemDano
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+1 Mr. Creosote reference...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:53 | Link to Comment nofluer
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Thank you both for mentioning "Mr Creosote", of whom (which?) I was unaware. Having read the Wiki, I'm moved to wonder if the writers of South Park may have been influenced by this sketch... or at the least by Monty Python, given the nature and magnitude of the subject matter?

Great Stuff! (Said while wondering if I'd personally have the "stomach" to actually view the sketch...)

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:57 | Link to Comment nofluer
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"You don't build a castle to defend your goat."

Great quote! Not only does ZH provide interesting information (I'd say useful but I have no money to use), but the intelligence levels of many participants here is amazing! (Which is to say high.) and the humor sneaks up on you when you least expect it! LOVE IT!!!

So thanks for amusing this old fart. My brain may be rotting away slowly, but I can still laugh!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:24 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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that's about the most realistically optimistic post i've ever read on this site.

nanny moose's is a close 2nd.

here Big Sis have another bite.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:10 | Link to Comment CPL
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If all you are offered in the media is two options.  Then you know that you are being told a fairy tale.  Good guys, bad guys.  I see pot holes on main bridges all over Ottawa, Canada's Capital, it's where the buck stops here.  They can't get their shit together long enough to fully comprehend the direction this has gone.  

Bought a roast for older lady at the cash yesterday.  Believe me, she looked like she needed the protien.  Tiny 1 1/2 pound roast, 9 bucks.  Insane.  To do that without calling attention and people losing face.  You get the clerk to ring it up in your pile, and make sure your object of random kindness gets the other bag they "forgot".  No loss of face and no fuss, no one's the wiser behind you.  Tidy.

I simply refuse to see the dualistic fantasy that is so poorly scripted, managed and presented.  Life is much more multi-dimensional than is presented and much more adult than the offered MSM childrens tales.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 14:02 | Link to Comment nofluer
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Assuming that the "Decline and Fall" of the global infrastructure is universal, do you suppose it could mean that the warranty on the planet is about to expire, and that we can expect an intergalactic Freeway to come through soon?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment CPL
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No.  The earth is just fine.  In fact I can promise it doesn't care what is crawling all over the surface.  We are ants that have shit deeply in our own sandbox thanks to over population and really bad decisions over 100 years on how to manage resources using industrial era (1700's) politicking and finance principles to arrive here today.

 

We all lose because of that.  Nobody wins the round.  Nobody will remember either in 100 years.  There is no win or lose, just adapt or die.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:02 | Link to Comment New World Chaos
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Bwahahah!  One more reason to hold off the revolution until hyperinflation hits. Govt hours and disgruntled employees with worthless pensions leading to frequent inside jobs...  Flash-mob scrapping and DHS ammo plundering, bitchez!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 03:07 | Link to Comment Boondocker
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dude seriously about the camps....have you seen "fort Ord"... you need a better source... 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 09:05 | Link to Comment CPL
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I sell engineering services, I use demos to sell an idea as well.  In a year, Fort Ord will be picked clean.  I didn't say it was fast, but since you brought it up and advertised the fact that there are pickings to be had. 

 

I'm sure a 'construction' crew will be by sometime soon.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 06:16 | Link to Comment Seer
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Thanks for taking the time to post this!

I might remind people about what I like to repeat: ALL SYSTEMS FAIL

One wishing to rid of a particular system might also look to work from inside of it: in the case of govt this would mean a double-financial hit- being paid AND not providing it with new capital.  And on another angle just look at what the "insurgents" in Afghanistan and Iraq do to try and kill the host: get inside of it and "eat" it away.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:49 | Link to Comment viahj
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all complex financial/government systems do not become less complex unless acted upon by an outside force (war, energy loss, etc).  the systems inherently continue to increase in complexity until collapse.  we are witnessing the collapse now, it's just a slower process than we think it should be.  soon, most of the population centers of the US will look something like Detroit, LA, NO and Chicago.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:03 | Link to Comment luckylogger
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Good point................ I hope you are right.....................

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:32 | Link to Comment CPL
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I've watched the news trend go from maybe 300 a week to around 7000-12000 a day now.  Sewer grates,  800 of them stolen, how the hell does someone not notice two guys for hours hooking storm drains.  Easy, they dress like a construction worker.

Around the world as well...things are not good anywhere.  There is literally nowhere for any of them or us to run.  This is the bed that has been made because of poorly managed infrastructure renewal.

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/02/11/scavengers-stripping-greece-of-metals/

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55750232-78/metal-thieves-recyclers-ungricht.html.csp

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-02-04/news/os-orlando-sculpture-heist-20130204_1_art-thief-metal-thieves-public-art-coordinator

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-new-mexico-crooks-stealing-public-toilets-20130207,0,6513821.story

Here's the weird thing about technology, you stop investing into it and it nearly instantly stops giving the same moment.  It takes a lot of coordination, specialized talents and constant tending to.  I wish we lived in the Star Trek universe, wave a wand and it selfheals, but it doesn't.  Larger technology base commands and demands double the effort to continue the progression.

That hasn't happened for a long time.  And if you want to see the state of the construction of the camps you can drive by most of them.  They couldn't hold a tumble weed in them.  Only way people are dying is if they fall out of a guard tower missing the five pound nickle bolts that were holding it together.

All that Alex Jones crap, is just that.  Question all the messages being delivered.  The TV says life is good, but any of us can walk around our communities and see with our own eyes and ears.  I haven't seen a drone kill anyone, but I certainly see people hungry.  People turning off the thermostat in the dead of winter because it costs too much to heat their home.  

We can all see when we look, it's everywhere.  Energy decline.  Energy, the true currency.  The only one that matters.  When it's gone.  We'll move to copper, nickle, silver and gold.  And people are already paying with PM's for energy.  The US and Canada will be no different.  Europe is just getting the start of it now.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 05:16 | Link to Comment The Swedish Chef
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Funny, thirty manhole covers stolen in Swedens southernmost city of Malmö last week... Albeit thirty aren´t many but Malmö is small.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 06:06 | Link to Comment Vlad Tepid
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I'm guessing it wasn't three guys named Sven, Stig and Alrik.  

Malmo...isn't that where all the sob-story "refugees" were set loose?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 14:23 | Link to Comment nofluer
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An aspect of the collapse that I'm not seeing mentioned is what I'll call the rebound gap. If you try a new technology and it doesn't work out well, you simply rebound/retreat to the tech that was used before. But for whatever reason, the tech world seems to be destroying the former before the newer is proven, thus leaving a gap between the unworkable "new" and the still workable really old.Or if the new works for a while and then stops working, there's no fall back.

The problem with this is that with the drive to "upgrade" everything, even the tech worker's knowledge base, the really old has become "obsolete" and was probably canabilized for parts.

So the basic functions of a civilization may end up regressing - but where does it regress TO? The skills that were common when I was a kid in the '50s and '60s are now mostly forgotten except by a few of us old farts who are working HARD to preserve the most vital of them - ie the production on a small scale of food and things like waste elimination. (Do you know how to keep an outdoor privy from having disease carrying flies? Your grandfather did - and I do. Anyone else?)

The "old ways" weren't a loose collection of skills and "how to's" - they were a SYSTEM of living. The distinctly varied skills and knowledge bases used were interlinked to provide a modicum of civilized living. And that is one of the chiefest things that has been forgotten by most.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:42 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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More and more reasons to live like it's the 70's and just read books jam in a band and talk to just a few people you know

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:15 | Link to Comment CPL
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This time the grass will be better though.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 23:53 | Link to Comment jack stephan
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Carl Spackler: License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:00 | Link to Comment gwar5
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Other ways you can be tracked and how to protect yourself from criminal elements and such:

 

Digital DNA: Your unique pattern of internet usage, websites, etc. (Beyond obvious email and IP). Defeat by splitting usage on more than one device, not ID'd to you.

Your Gait: Your unique gait and way you walk, if your face cannot be ID'd. Putting a heel lift in one shoe can defeat this.

Facial recognition: LED light on your bill cap defeats low light cameras at night.

GPS devices: How to disable your car GPS and all your phone batteries when desired -- see internet DIY.

Your Voice: digital reconstruction of your conversations from the vast digital archive is possible. Obscure voice as needed with girlfriend's vibrator on Adam's apple?

License plate readers: Accidental tar splatters can partially obscure, or make a "3" look like an "8"

 

And in general, lower your digital footprint on all public records. I found the above after I had my car stolen with personal data removed from contents. I perused the internet afterwards and found the above. Creepy. You can also get yourself removed from LexisNexus and other commercial sites with some doing.

 

 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 05:10 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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That Dorner guy also thought he was smart enough to beat the 'american' surveillance web.

Has it been captured already so 'americans' can prevent him from accessing the martyr status as he will be shown and exhibited for the mental deranged freak he is?

So here: an 'american' comment.
Hey, but this Dorner guy is a negro so if Indo European people try their hand at it, they would beat the web.

Another comment, also based on 'american' standards: this 'american' negro was too dumb to understand he could not beat the surveillance web. 'American' indo europeans on the opposite are clever enough to understand they have no chance to beat the web. As they are 'american' though, the fantasical thought they could do it is so relieving they cant resist the urge of claiming they could achieve the deed. In front of their key board.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 06:31 | Link to Comment Seer
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Um.. NO, Dorner wasn't trying to beat the surveillance web.  He was out to seek retribution, to call attention to police corruption.

Folks here aren't looking to shoot up a bunch of people and then try to "hide."

You seem to have a problem comprehending English.  Not making fun of this (English is my wife's second language, though she's more than fluent in it), but if you're really in the pursuit of knowledge then you've got to brush up on your understanding of the English language (and all the colloquialisms - ugh!).  I'm smart enough to know that I wouldn't try arguing (passing propaganda?) in Chinese...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 15:07 | Link to Comment nofluer
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In ref to a comment made by a cop after it was all over - If you're smart enough to plan to kill a number of officers, the first thing you do is put a zipper on your lip and do not TELL them what you plan!!! That was dumb. No matter how dumb the opposition is, and how smart a person is, giving the enemy your battle plan is a bad idea.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 06:24 | Link to Comment Seer
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"How to disable your car GPS"

I've got 20+ year-old vehicles, where are the GPSes?

No cell phone.

Alas, will likely be tracked through ZH postings...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:02 | Link to Comment Hongcha
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That insane four-legged mechanical donkey the Boston lab came up with; these cell phone towers, the cameras - a little spray, a lighter and presto - instant warmth.  They are sitting ducks.  Soon people will start fucxking them up for fun.  It will go viral - peeps posting photos of their kills.  Wait.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:14 | Link to Comment Rusty Trombone
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Silent Circle Bitchez!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 00:58 | Link to Comment goldstandard
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Not sure why our parnoid gov't even bothers with these technologies when Obama authorized Operation Stella Wind being completed in the Utah desert for the NSA. It can and will capture every from of electronic communication you can think of. It's long past time to kill off the US corporation and return to the organic Constitution while throwing the bums out.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:14 | Link to Comment CPL
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They can't get enough power to run it right now, and with the constant thefts, that available pool to power a data center listening to nobody dwindles just as quickly as people leave their cell phones behind once the power is redirected from cities to power that data center.

It's not unlimited, it's all over hells half acre and it needs constant replacement which hasn't been happening.  Data Centers are the first places to close in energy deficits.  Chris Martensen has some great articles and slide shows on how that works.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:10 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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I'm tellin' the teacher. You kids are up to something!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:39 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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VERY recently, in the last few days, I've been getting the feeling something REAL is going down with internet monitoring.  One web site I stumbled onto was kind of a fun read, so for the last coupla weeks I've been bouncing over there.....the other day, he said HE IS POSITIVE that he is being monitored, he just found out, and he said "YOU are probably being watched now, too".  My eyeballs just kinda stared at that one sentence for about 2 minutes, not believing what I was seeing.

Denninger had a cryptic message this week, "It has begun.  That is all."  Or something to that effect, with no explanation as yet that I'm aware.  The only thing 'I' can think of is it's something to do with his web site,  because what the hell else would be of such significance?

Obama just signed another one of his 'dictates', concerning something about Internet security, although RT seems to think it's rather innocuous.  Not so sure.

I'm starting to get a funny feeling about all this.  My computer has been taking a REEEAL long time to load stuff, but only every once in a while, as though some keystroke program or internal program was caught offguard. 

Stay aware, my friends.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 02:59 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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It will be interesting to see what Denninger has to say when he's wiping his ass with fiat.

 

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 06:10 | Link to Comment Vlad Tepid
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Thought it was just Vlad....hmmmm.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 06:37 | Link to Comment Seer
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Internet storefronts and "free" sites need some way to generate enough revenue to keep the lights on.

Install Ghostery and watch all the tracking/reporting shit load.  Much of the "odd" stuff  can be attributed to plain old Madison Avenue type activities: but. yeah, there's the "1%"... (know the origins- DARPA, it should be pretty clear who controls things).

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 01:39 | Link to Comment tony bonn
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the rockefeller axis of evil rolls on....this in conjunction with all of those surveillance cameras at every street corner is the orwellian state - one planned by the rae and bush crime syndicate during ww2....nazism is alive and well....

the only terrorists are the bcs and its constituent cia....al qaeda is a franchise of the bcs/cia....terrorism is the biggest hoax since barry soetoro, indonesian citizen, was installed as president.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 06:41 | Link to Comment Seer
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"terrorism is the biggest hoax since barry soetoro, indonesian citizen, was installed as president."

Just when you thought that passing off an ex drug addict, cheerleader (from a family of Nazi supporters) as a down-to-earth cowboy for president topped the cake...

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 02:47 | Link to Comment Archduke
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meet the solar eagle platform: hovering in the upper stratisphere nigh-permanently (5 years' autonomy)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1313552/The-solar-powered...

 

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