Wednesday, February 4, 2009

You Can Run, but You Can't Hide

Ok, I know I have been on a sort of doomsday, big brother kick lately, but this stuff is getting scary. CBS News is reporting that our favorite search engine and map company Google has developed yet another way to invade the privacy of unsuspecting Americans. The program is called "Latitude" and will be available starting today. The premise is a mobile phone based GPS tracking system that allows you to see where your friends are at any given moment, or for the government to track your every move. Google insists that this is for users that give each other permission and is not intended for nefarious deeds. You should know that if Google is rolling this out, the government already has the capability. So, now not only can they see where you are all the time, they can use it for such things as letting prisoners out of of jail early with the explanation that they can track them; they can find missing persons more easily; they can use it in the fight against terrorism. This is very real folks. It uses cell tower triangulation to pin point your whereabouts. The next step will be to equip every vehicle and every person with this technology. Stop a bank robber's car on the spot, yes sir. Send you a speeding ticket in the mail, no doubt. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Question of the Day...

Why does the U.S. always use the term "provocative" when the bad guys around the world flex a little? Today's headline was something like - North Korea to test rocket. Our response? "That would be provocative." The Bush administration did this weekly and now the Obama White House has picked up on it. Iran completes nuke...provocative. Hamas smuggles weapons in tunnels...provocative. Muslims deny holocaust...provocative. Why don't we just talk right down to earth in a language that everyone can easily understand. Iran, we will not allow you to develop your warhead. North Korea, we will not allow you to pick on your neighbors. Muslims, the vast majority of terrorism in the world today sprouts from your teachings and ideology. You know why we don't say it? It would be too provocative.

Obama 1 for 3 on Tax Cheats as Daschle Withdraws

Tom Daschle has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Health and Human Services post after facing tough scrutiny over his unpaid taxes. Performance Czar pick, whatever the hell that is, Nancy Killefer has withdrawn for the same reason. So, we have Obama's Treasury pick getting in and these two bozos getting left out. Wasn't it Meatloaf that said One out of Three Aint bad? Never mind. Add to the mix some shady contracts by Governor Bill Richardson and this administration is looking like a whole lot of change. Wink, nod. Maybe the Chosen One will pick Peter Singer for the Health and Human Services post. He may endorse infanticide and beastiality, but he has paid all his taxes.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Do You Know Where To Go During the Next Disaster? The Government Does.

I have heard rumors of this bill from my circle of friends and prayed it wasn't true. I have heard stories from law enforcement officers not so far away about the plans and I didn't want to believe them. Here is the link to the article:

H.R. 645 is the short name for this absurd, over reaching piece of garbage cleverly disguised as a bill to help the citizens during an emergency. Upon further digging, we find just how broad the reach could be.

From WND "According to the text of the proposed bill, the purpose of the National Emergency Centers is "to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster."
Three additional purposes are specified in the text of the proposed legislation:
*To provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring the coordination of federal, state and local first responders;
*To provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response and recovery efforts of government, private, not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations;
*To meet other appropriate needs, as defined by the secretary of homeland security.

The last point is the rub. Other appropriate needs? Defined by the HS secretary, which ultimately leaves it up to President Obama...? Or we going to be forced to go to these places when the snow comes down or the wind blows? What constitutes an emergency? I think big brother is big enough already. I am calling my representatives and asking them not to support the furthering of the Nanny State.