Tyrannical Acts - Big Brother Watch
Includes Acts of Malfeasance by the Feckless Feds & Others
|CNN -- June 18, 2012
Google reports 'alarming' rise in government censorship requests
Western governments, including the United States, appear to be stepping up efforts to censor Internet search results and YouTube videos, according to a "transparency report" released by Google. -- "It's alarming not only because free expression is at risk, but because some of these requests come from countries you might not suspect -- Western democracies not typically associated with censorship..."
|Anthony Martin -- The Examiner -- June 9, 2012
New information confirms extensive Obama spying on Americans
New information published today by Politico confirms previously reported news stories indicating extensive spying on Americans by the Obama Administration and the President's reelection campaign. -- The Obama campaign employs over 150 "techies" who do nothing but "peel back the layers" of the lives of citizens. According to Politico these techies know what citizens read, where they shop, what kind of work they do..."
|London Daily Mail -- April 24, 2012
Is there a drone in your neighborhood?
There are at least 63 active drone sites around the U.S, federal authorities have been forced to reveal following a landmark Freedom of Information lawsuit. -- The unmanned planes some of which may have been designed to kill terror suspects are being launched from locations in 20 states. -- Most of the active drones are deployed from military installations, enforcement agencies and border patrol teams...
|Jesse Ventura -- LewRockwell.com -- March 31, 2012
The Big Brother conspiracy
They're watching us from above, below and inside our wallets. Next will be from under our skin. They track our every move to make sure we don't step out of line. Jesse Ventura and his team investigate a nationwide group known as "InfraGard" - a partnership between the FBI and private citizens recruited to spy on friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Through an advanced network of cameras and detection equipment available...
|Intel Hub -- March 8, 2012
Privacy Nightmare: McCain bill could have military monitor the Internet
The message still hasn't sunk in. Congress is proposing yet another law to monitor your activities on the Internet Here's the ACLU's take on John McCain's new cybersecurity bill: "This is a privacy nightmare that will eventually result in the military substantially monitoring the domestic, civilian Internet." --- There's a power struggle brewing over cybersecurity, with two Senate factions butting heads...
|End of the American Dream -- February 29, 2012
Signs that America has become a place where most everything is illegal
Do you think that you are free? Most Americans would still probably answer "yes" to that question, but is that really the case? In the film Edge of Darkness, Mel Gibson stated that "everything is illegal in Massachusetts". Well, the same could pretty much be said for the United States as a whole. Our lives are governed by millions of laws, rules and regulations and more are being piled on all the time...
|Shepard Ambellas -- The Intel Hub -- February 23, 2012
CFR-backed cyber security shill pushes for police state
Cyber security is becoming an increasingly dangerous issue from several perspectives --- not only from an actual security standpoint, but from the aspect that new laws can be manipulated (by the powers that be) to limit internet and file / information sharing as well as access amongst the general populace. -- CFR backed figurehead Eric Fischer, Senior Specialist in Science and Technology...
|Robert M. McDonnell -- Wall Street Journal -- February 22, 2012
The U.N. threat to Internet freedom
On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year's end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish "international control over the Internet"...
|The Blaze -- February 15, 2012
Food police strike in North Carolina
A North Carolina mom is irate after her four-year-old daughter returned home late last month with an uneaten lunch the mother had packed for the girl earlier that day. But she wasn't mad because the daughter decided to go on a hunger strike. Instead, the reason the daughter didn't eat her lunch is because someone at the school determined the lunch wasn't healthy enough and sent it back home. -- Yes, you read that right...
|Rasmussen Reports -- February 13, 2012
Voters are gung-ho for use of drones but not over the U.S.
Voters strongly approve of President Obama's decision to use unmanned drones to go after terrorists, but they're much less excited about the use of such aircraft for surveillance on the home front. -- The president recently acknowledged that the United States has a secret drone program for killing al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, and the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that...
|Paul Joseph Watson -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- February 11, 2012
The state has declared war on the American people
With the announcement that 30,000 drones are expected to fill American skies within ten years, the U.S. government has officially declared war on the American people, turning to technology normally used to hunt down insurgents abroad as the whole arsenal of the war on terror is re-focused domestically. -- "The Federation Aviation Administration said up to 30,000 drones could be in airspace..."
|Washington Times -- February 8, 2012
Drones over U.S. get OK by Congress
Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's ... a drone, and it's watching you. That's what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace. -- The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing... [Related item]
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- February 7, 2012
FBI: Paying cash for a cup of coffee a 'potential indicator of terrorist activity'
An FBI advisory aimed at Internet Cafe owners instructs businesses to report people who regularly use cash to pay for their coffee as potential terrorists. -- The flyer, issued under the FBI's Communities Against Terrorism (CAT) program, lists examples of "suspicious activity" and then encourages businesses to gather information about individuals and report them to the authorities...
|Activist Post -- February 6, 2012
25 reports that can put you on the terror watch list
A concerted effort has been afoot for some time to merge local police with federal authorities to respond to the implementation of citizen spy "snitch" programs. This has been best illustrated by the role of threat fusion centers, which are integrating data from public and private sources alike -- even universities. -- The FBI has now made public their "Communities Against Terrorism" Suspicious Activity Reporting flyers...
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- February 5, 2012
Congress welcomes drones into American skies ASAP
The stage has already been set and played upon for divisions of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to patrol and strike undeclared war zones abroad. -- Even though lip service has been paid to express minor outrage over villages bombed in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, or someplace "over there," there has been relatively little true outrage by countries heretofore unaffected by computer bombing raids upon their own Homeland...
|Paul Craig Roberts -- Op-Ed News -- January 30, 2012
Big Brother Internet
Do you remember the Safe-Cyber instructions they taught you in the mandatory Computer Ed class (operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology)? First you fire up your Secured Computing Device (SCD) and its hardware token authenticator. -- Then you enter the six-digit algorithmically generated password displayed (a new one flashes every 60 seconds) and are asked to supply your biometric identifier...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- January 26, 2012
Obama signs global Internet treaty worse than SOPA
Months before the debate about Internet censorship raged as SOPA and PIPA dominated the concerns of web users, President Obama signed an international treaty that would allow companies in China or any other country in the world to demand ISPs remove web content in the US with no legal oversight whatsoever. -- The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was signed by Obama on October 1 2011...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- January 25, 2012
Shock Docs: Total federalization of police under new DHS mission
A new white paper presented to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence carves out an 'evolving mission' for Homeland Security that moves away from fighting terrorism and towards growing a vast domestic intelligence apparatus that would expand integration with local/state agencies and private-public partnerships already underway via regional fusion centers...
|The Corbett Report -- January 18, 2012
Police State International: The globalization of control
With the National Defense Authorization Act, the Enemy Expatriation Act, and other startling measures by the US government to crack down on their own population making headlines around the world at the moment, the idea of an American police state is becoming all too familiar a tale. -- Less examined, however, are the international aspects of this encroaching police state, a high-tech 21st century control grid...
|RT -- January 12, 2012
Homeland Security monitors journalists
Freedom of speech might allow journalists to get away with a lot in America, but the Department of Homeland Security is on the ready to make sure that the government is keeping [tabs] on who is saying what. -- Under the National Operations Center (NOC)'s Media Monitoring Initiative that came out of DHS headquarters in November, Washington has the written permission to retain data on users of social media... [Related item]
|The Intel Hub -- January 12, 2012
WordPress comes out against SOPA Internet censorship bill
WordPress, the website and blogging platform with over 60 million users, has publicly come out against the Stop Online Piracy Act. -- Tens of thousands of Web sites. as well as major players such as Google and Facebook, have already spoken out against this internet censorship bill and now, with internet powerhouse WordPress doing the same, it is only a matter of time before this bill is 100% defeated...
|London Daily Mail -- December 28, 2011
Tweeting the words 'illegal immigrant' could mean your Twitter account is read by U.S. government spies
...The DHS outlined plans to scans blogs, Twitter and Facebook for words such as 'illegal immigrant', 'outbreak', 'drill', 'strain', 'virus', 'recovery', 'deaths', 'collapse', 'human to animal' and 'trojan', according to an 'impact asssessment' document filed by the agency. -- When its search tools net an account using the phrases, they record personal information...
|The Intel Hub -- December 18, 2011
Congress declares 'offensive' war on the Internet in NDAA
Just when you thought the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) couldn't possibly be more dangerous than has already been exposed with its declaration of global war, Martial Law, legalized bestiality, indefinite detention of Americans, and the $662 billion more spent; it has now been revealed that it also serves as a declaration of offensive cyber war...
|Shaun Waterman -- Washington Times -- December 7, 2011
U.S., Microsoft to meet Chinese Web regulators
Microsoft and the State Department are under fire for their participation in a closed-door Internet conference this week organized with the architects of China's repressive policies of Web self-censorship and surveillance. -- The fifth annual U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the Renaissance hotel in downtown D.C., is co-sponsored by Microsoft and the Internet Society of China...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- October 28, 2011
DHS announces Halloween checkpoints to 'keep children safe'
Following the announcement that TSA agents would be involved in manning highway checkpoints in Tennessee, the State's Homeland Security Commissioner said yesterday that a raft of new "security checkpoints" would be in place over the Halloween period to "keep roadways safe for trick-or-treaters." -- Well, if it's 'for the children', who are we to kick up a fuss?
|The Dollar Vigilante -- October 27, 2011
U.S. quickly becoming a third world police state
As a P.T. (often referred to as perpetual traveller, permanent tourist or prior taxpayer), I have travelled to nearly 100 countries. During those travels there has always been one defining moment, upon entry into a country, which shows that the country is what is generally thought of as a "third world country". -- It is the moment when, upon arrival, you are charged a fee to enter the country...
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- October 11, 2011
VeriSign demands power to kill "abusive Web sites
The global authority over all .com domain names, VeriSign, is demanding the power to terminate websites deemed "abusive" when ordered to by government without a court order or any kind of oversight whatsoever. -- "The company said today it wants to be able to enforce the "denial, cancellation or transfer of any registration" in any of a laundry list of scenarios... [See Police State Watch]
|Declan McCullagh -- CNET -- October 8, 2011
DHS moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection
An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily, CNET has learned. -- If this sounds a bit like the Tom Cruise movie called "Minority Report," or the CBS drama "Person of Interest," it is... [See Obama Watch - Police State Watch - NWO Treason Watch]
|James Bamford -- Politico -- September 10, 2011
Post-September 11, NSA 'enemies' include us
Somewhere between Sept. 11 and today, the enemy morphed from a handful of terrorists to the American population at large, leaving us nowhere to run and no place to hide. -- Within weeks of the attacks, the giant ears of the National Security Agency, always pointed outward toward potential enemies, turned inward on the American public itself... [See NWO Treason Watch]
|USA Today -- August 4, 2011
Web tracking has become a privacy time bomb
The coolest free stuff on the Internet actually comes at a notable price: your privacy. -- For more than a decade, tracking systems have been taking note of where you go and what you search for on the Web --- without your permission. And today many of the personal details you voluntarily divulge on popular websites and social networks are being similarly tracked and analyzed... [See Obama Watch - Police State Watch - NWO Treason Watch]
|Kelly Holt -- The New American -- August 2, 2011
ATF to investigate purchasers of two or more rifles in five-day period
Two weeks ago, concerned about news reports that President Obama would order the investigation of citizens buying two or more rifles at a time, a licensed Texas gun dealer contacted his local Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) official to find out if the reports were true, so he could be in compliance... [See Gun Grabbers & Police State Watch]
|David DeGraw -- Amped Status -- August 2, 2011
Big Brother to watch every move every American makes on the Internet
Big Brother just got an injection of steroids. A House panel approved legislation, pushed by the DoJ, which will require internet ISPs to record and save every move every American makes on the internet. In true Orwellian fashion, this is happening under the guise of protecting children from porn, this bill is called... [See Big Sis Watch - Obama Watch - Police State Watch]
|PC World -- August 1, 2011
ISP data-retention bill rankles privacy advocates
A proposed law designed to fight child pornography has rankled privacy advocates because it would require Internet service providers to keep 12-month logs of customers' names, credit card information, and other identifying information that are tied to temporarily assigned network addresses... [See Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch -- NWO Treason Watch]
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- July 21, 2011
House committee passes "See Something, Say Something" lawsuit protection
The House Judiciary Committee yesterday approved legislation to better protect citizens who report suspicious activity indicating possible terror activity. -- The See Something, Say Something Act (H.R. 963) expands protections against lawsuits for individuals who report suspicious terrorist-related activity... [See Big Brother Watch - Obama Watch - Police State Watch]
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- July 13, 2011
Mom arrested after refusing TSA molestation of daughter
Andrea Fornella Abbott of Clarksville, Tennessee, was arrested by Nashville airport authorities after she refused to let the TSA fondle her daughter. -- Abbott said she did not want her daughter to be "touched inappropriately" or have her "crotch grabbed," according to a police report... [See Big Sis Watch - Obama Watch - Police State Watch]
|John W. Whitehead -- NJToday.net -- July 8, 2011
VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: 'Dominate. Intimidate. Control.'
The transition to a police state will not come about with a dramatic coup d'etat, with battering rams and marauding militia. As we have experienced first-hand in recent years, it will creep in softly, one violation at a time, until suddenly you find yourself being subjected to random patdowns and security sweeps during your morning commute to work or quick trip to the shopping mall... [See Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch -- NWO Treason Watch]
||Broward / Palm Beach New Times -- July 8, 2011
TSA groper caught with stolen iPad in pants
While most Transportation Security Administration employees are busy groping people or taking naked pictures of them, the cops say one of those employees was putting fliers' electronics down his pants. -- The Broward Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Nelson Santiago stole around $50,000 worth of electronics...
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- July 5, 2011
Libertarian Party asks Florida sherriffs to arrest TSA agents
The Libertarian Party of Florida has written to the sheriff of every county in the state demanding that they arrest any TSA agent who conducts an "enhanced" pat-down on charges of sexual battery. -- "We, The People of the State of Florida must turn to you as our last line of defense against a federal government that is usurping authority and ignoring the rule of law." [See Big Sis Watch - Obama Watch]
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas
Ron Paul goes after the much despised TSA
In the wake of last week's demise of the effort on behalf of Texas lawmakers to criminalize TSA transgressions, Congressman Ron Paul has taken up the cause, once again proving he is the only serious presidential candidate when it comes to protecting the liberties of Americans... [See Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch -- NWO Treason Watch]
|Keith Johnson - American Free Press -- July 3, 2011
People rise up against the out-of-control TSA
Though it has been a slow and often arduous task, American populists leading the revolt against the intrusive pat-downs and cancer inducing body scanners of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have made significant headway in recent months. What began as a grassroots insurrection against governmental abuse has now attracted the support of state and federal legislators... [See Big Sis Watch & Obama Watch]
|Investors Business Daily -- July 2, 2011
TSA: Totally Screwed-Up Administration
What kind of politically correct security allows a Nigerian man without a valid boarding pass to get on an airplane and fly cross-country while we search the adult diaper of a 95-year-old cancer patient? -- Lena Reppert, 95, is in the late stages of leukemia and must wear an adult diaper.... [See Big Sis Watch & Obama Watch]
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- June 30, 2011
Obama's TSA too busy checking diapers to check boarding passes
In the same week that the TSA came under renewed fire for forcing a cancer stricken elderly woman to remove her adult diaper comes news of a shocking security lapse. -- A Nigerian man was able to board and take a seat on a Virgin Airways flight from New York to Los Angeles without a passport or a valid boarding pass... [See Big Sis Watch & Obama Watch]
||Jonah Goldberg -- National Review -- June 29, 2011
Rage against the TSA machine
The backdrop of my favorite science-fiction novels, Frank Herbert's Dune series, is something called the Butlerian Jihad. Some 10,000 years before the main events of the story take place, humanity rebelled against "thinking machines"... [See Big Sis Watch & Obama Watch]
|WorldNetDaily.com -- June 29, 2011
The feckless Obama Regime wants to track YOU!
The federal government is arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that police investigators and other authorities should be allowed to track American citizens in the U.S. to develop the "probable cause" needed for search warrants and other investigative tools. -- But a team of civil-rights experts says such permission would pose a grave danger to freedom-loving citizens... [See Obama Watch - NWO Watch - Police State Watch]
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- June 23, 2011
Obama Regime aims to take legal action against Texas groping ban
With a bill that would ban invasive TSA pat downs in Texas set to be heard by the state legislature on Friday, the federal agency has indicated that it will take legal action to prevent the law being implemented, indicating that the government could once again resort to threatening Texas with a blockade that would impose a de facto "no fly zone" over the state... [See Police State Watch -- Obama Watch - AG Watch]
|Stephen Lendman -- Veterans Today -- June 8, 2011
Internet censorship bill introduced
During his presidential campaign, Obama pledged to "(s)upport the principle of network neutrality to preserve the benefits of open competition on the Internet." -- In fact, he failed to deliver on every major promise made, including the last frontier of press freedom, protected from censorship and corporate control... [See NWO Treason Watch - Free Speech Watch]
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- June 7, 2011
Congressman blasts airport security and screeners
A top Republican congressman on transportation safety and security issues blasted the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Friday for its federal workforce of airport screeners or Transportation Security Officers (TSOs). -- There's been growing anger regarding allegations that TSA screeners have conducted inappropriate pat downs of airline passengers... [See Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch]
|Rasmussen Reports -- June 3, 2011
53% view government as threat to individual rights
Over half (53%) of Americans now believe the federal government is more of a threat to individual rights than a protector. -- The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 33% of Adults believe the government is more of a protector of those rights. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure... [See Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- NWO Treason Watch]
|WJZ-TV -- Baltimore -- June 2, 2011
MTA goons cite Patriot Act, detain man for taking pictures
The Maryland Transit Administration says more training may be called for after three MTA officers detained a man for taking pictures at a light rail station. -- According to the ACLU, this isn't the first time MTA Police have overstepped their bounds. -- In a YouTube posting, Christopher Fussell left the camera rolling when he was confronted by three MTA officers... [See Police State Watch]
|End of the American Dream -- May 31, 2011
Signs the world is being transformed into a Big Brother prison grid
Do you want your children and grandchildren to live in a futuristic "big brother" control grid where everything they do is watched, recorded, tracked and tightly controlled? Well, that is exactly where things are headed. We witnessed some really bad totalitarian regimes during the 20th century, but what is coming is going to be far more restrictive than any of the despots of the past ever dreamed was possible... [See Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch]
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- May 27, 2011
Utah to follow Texas lead in TSA grope-down revolt
Utah looks likely to be the next state to follow the example set by Texas in attempting to make TSA grope downs a felony. -- Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman has introduced a bill into the Utah House of Representatives that would ensure TSA agents would have to abide by the same Fourth Amendment limits that police do when performing searches on Americans... [See Big Brother Watch -- Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch]
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- May 26, 2011
Privacy group sues Big Sis over secretive mobile body scanners
Previously released Federal documents show that the Department of Homeland Security is actively moving to install radiation firing naked body scanners in all manner of public places, beyond the nation's airports. However, the agency is refusing to release further details on the program... [See Big Sis Watch -- NWO Treason Watch -- Obama Watch]
|Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- May 26, 2011
Sen. Wyden reveals secret government surveillance grid
In an interview with Wired, Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, adds yet more confirmation to what many of us have known for years the government has built a secret surveillance structure far more portentous and dangerous than anything devised by the PATRIOT Act now up for renewal... [See Police State Watch & Obama Watch]
|Texas Tribune -- Austin -- May 26, 2011
Fed threat shuts down TSA "groping" bill in Texas
A threat from the federal government to shut down Texas airports or cancel flights may have killed legislation by Tea Party conservatives in the Texas Capitol to prohibit federal Transportation Security Administration agents from conducting "invasive searches." -- "I don't cave in to heavy handed threats by the federal government," said an angry Sen. Dan Patrick... [See Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch]
|Rebel News -- May 25, 2011
Financial Terrorism: TSA holds Texas flights hostage
An astounding Department of Justice threat to cancel airline flights to and from Texas, in addition to underhanded lobbying by TSA representatives, has killed efforts in the state to pass HB 1937, a bill that would have made invasive pat downs by TSA agents a felony... [See Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch]
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- May 25, 2011
Not enjoying TSA grope-down is a suspicious activity
The TSA wants you know that should you express any kind of dissatisfaction at having to be prodded, groped or forced through a radiation firing naked body scanner, you will be treated as suspicious. -- Even if you merely frown or display any other negative facial expression at the prospect of having your private areas frisked by a uniformed government employee, you will be considered irregular... [See Police State Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch -- NWO Treason Watch]
|Brenda Walker -- VDare.com -- May 24, 2011
Free Food Nation -- (Immigrants welcome, of course)
You could be forgiven for missing the signing ceremony of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, coming as it did during the crazed Lame Duck December, when a year's worth of postponed legislation was crammed into a few weeks. The event didn't get much media coverage, partially because the cost was only $4.5 billion -- a paltry sum... [See Obama Watch & Police State Watch]
|WorldNetDaily.com -- May 17, 2011
Obama's face soon to pop up on your cell phone
Your attention please. This IS an alert ... about a federal PLAN that has stirred up considerable controversy in a climate of deep distrust of Washington, D.C. -- Some are comparing "The PLAN" to the ubiquitous "Big Brother telescreen" that ruled the lives of those who lived in the nightmarish world of George Orwell's "1984."
|Associated Press -- May 13, 2011
Texas House bans offensive security pat-downs
The Texas House passed a bill that would make it a criminal offense for public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs. -- Approved late Thursday night, the measure makes it illegal for anyone conducting searches to touch... [See Obama Watch - Big Sis Watch - NWO Treason Watch]
|Kurt Nimmo-- Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- May 9, 2011
Schumer calls for train station gestapo zones
New York senator Charles Schumer is calling for no ride lists for Amtrak similar to the no fly lists currently used in the nation's airports. -- "Anyone, even a member of al-Qaida could purchase a train ticket and board an Amtrak train without so much as a question asked," Schumer said. "So that's why I'm calling for the creation of an Amtrak no ride list..." [See Police State Watch]
|Rasmussen Reports -- May 7, 2011
57% believe America has changed for the worse since 9/11
The killing of Osama bin Laden brought back memories of September 11, 2001 for many, and, just a few months short of the 10th anniversary of those horrendous events, most Americans believe the attacks changed the country for the worse... [See Obama Watch - Big Sis Watch - AG Watch - Police State Watch - NWO Treason Watch - Free Speech Watch]
|CNET -- April 17, 2011
Obama moves forward with Internet ID scheme
The Obama administration said today that it's moving ahead with a plan for broad adoption of Internet IDs despite concerns about identity centralization, and hopes to fund pilot projects next year. -- At an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., administration officials downplayed privacy and civil liberties concerns about their proposal... [See Free Speech Watch & NWO Treason Watch]
|Daily Caller -- Washington -- March 16, 2011
Feckless Feds order teachers to Facebook creep students
Education Department officials are threatening school principals with lawsuits if they fail to monitor and curb students' lunchtime chat and evening Facebook time for expressing ideas and words that are deemed by Washington special-interest groups to be harassment of some students... [See NWO Treason Watch - Obama Watch]
|Fox News -- March 12, 2011
Obama Regime's "Big Brother" chicanery going too far
The Obama administration's aggressive crackdown on websites accused of child pornography crimes, copyright infringement or selling counterfeit goods is being challenged by an online activist group that says federal authorities "overreached" by arresting someone for "nothing more than linking to other websites." [See Morton Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch]
|San Antonio Express News -- March 5, 2011
Bill proposes DPS checkpoints
Austin -- The Department of Public Safety would be given the power to establish driver's license and insurance checkpoints along state roads as part of a broader border security bill introduced Thursday. -- The checkpoint provision is part of a bill that supporters say would crack down on drug cartels and human smuggling rings operating in Texas... [See NWO Watch]
|Forbes -- March 4, 2011
Docs reveal TSA research proposal to body-scan pedestrians, train passengers
Giving Transportation Security Administration agents a peek under your clothes may soon be a practice that goes well beyond airport checkpoints. Newly uncovered documents show that as early as 2006, the Department of Homeland Security has been planning pilot programs to deploy mobile scanning units... [See NWO Treason Watch -- Obama Watch]
|Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press -- March 2, 2011
Border searches of journalists raise First Amendment issues
Federal officials recently detained another journalist and photocopied the contents of his laptop computer and other electronic devices as he returned to the United States from assignment overseas. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of such border searches... [See Big Sis Watch - Obama Watch -- Free Speech Watch]
|Media Bistro -- March 1, 2011
House may pass anti-'Fairness Doctrine' legislation
...Boehner said that for fans of the doctrine, "it's fair to silence ideas and voices they don't agree with, and use the tools of government to do it... Our new majority is committed to seeing that the government does not reinstate the fairness doctrine. Congressman [Greg] Walden has teamed up with another former broadcaster..." [See Obama Watch & Free Speech Watch]
|Natural News -- March 1, 2011
After touching your junk, TSA now wants to scan and harvest your DNA
As if it's not enough for the TSA to feel you up at the airport, now they're experimenting with rapid results DNA scanners that can scan and analyze your DNA using just a drop of saliva. Spit at the TSA agent who is molesting you, in other words, and they can use that saliva to scan your DNA and then store it in a government database... [See NWO Treason Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch]
|Ben Terris -- National Journal -- February 28, 2011
Boehner speaks out against FCC Internet regulation
Speaking to a group of religious broadcasters on Sunday, House Speaker John Boehner said that the Federal Communications Commission's December network neutrality decision is proof that the FCC "is creeping further into the free market" and could impede the freedom of speech, the Washington Times reports... [See Obama Watch -- NWO Treason Watch]
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas -- February 23, 2011
Seattle business refuses to serve TSA agents
A Seattle cafe has sensationally banned TSA workers from entering its business premises, refusing service as a consequence of the odious reputation the agency has required in the aftermath of a nationwide revolt against invasive pat down procedures and naked body scanners... [See Big Sis Watch - Obama Watch]
|Mary Theroux -- Independent Institute -- February 18, 2011
TSA goons manhandle more innocent airline passengers
I am frequently stopped on the street and asked for directions. In my volunteer stints I quickly establish an easy rapport with the diverse people with whom I come in contact. I get warm returning smiles in shops and restaurants. In short: most people apparently view me as non-threatening. It has thus been surprising to learn that in the eyes of the TSA... [See NWO Treason Watch -- Obama Watch -- Big Sis Watch]
|The American Dream -- February 17, 2011
Betrayed! Tea Party politicians vote to renew the Patriot Act
For a moment, imagine that you are awakened one night by a heavily-armed team of federal agents dressed in all black breaking into your home. As you confront them, they hand you a piece of paper that says that your son has been identified as a "terrorist" and that they are there to take him away...
|Fox News -- February 17, 2011
Congress extends intrusive Patriot Act measures for 90 days
Congress has given itself three months to consider changes to provisions of anti-terrorism law that have been valuable in tracking security threats but have drawn fire from defenders of privacy rights. -- The House on Thursday followed the Senate in voting to add 90 days to the legal authority for three provisions...
|All Access Music Group -- February 11, 2011
Pence, Walden try again with bill to block Fairness Doctrine
Reps. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Greg Walden (R-OR) are taking another run at getting the Broadcaster Freedom Act, the bill that would prevent the FCC from reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine, passed by Congress. The bill, which has previously been introduced several times, only to stall in committee, was reintroduced Thursday (2/10) with 115 original co-sponsors... [See Free Speech Watch]
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner -- February 11, 2011
Criminalizing airport security abuse studied by congress, airline industry
Proposed legislation introduced this week in both houses of Congress would criminalize the posting of any airline passenger's body image on the Internet as a result of being electronically scanned for weapons at U.S. airports. -- This legislation is just the latest proposal to protect the privacy of airline passengers... [See NWO Treason Watch]
|CBSDFW.com -- February 8, 2011
Mandatory Arabic classes coming to Mansfield
Some Students at Mansfield [Texas] ISD schools could soon be learning Arabic as a required language. The school district wants students at select schools to take Arabic language and culture classes as part of a federally funded grant. -- The Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant was awarded to Mansfield ISD last summer by the U.S. Department of Education...
|Ms. Smith -- Network World -- February 8, 2011
Former FBI Agent: Feckless Feds routinely spy on Americans
Too often, we've seen U.S. Intelligence agencies whose actions are cloaked in secrecy until someone uncovers governmental abuse that places innocent people under surveillance or on watchlists. It's truly scary to ponder how much more stays hidden. I'd love to interview an FBI agent... [See NWO Treason Watch - Obama Watch -- Free Speech Watch]
|Kurt Nimmo -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas -- February 8, 2011
Obama launches total takeover of media system
Even the Washington Post describes it like something out of Orwell's 1984. The FCC has approved a presidential alert system. Obama may soon appear on your television or call your cell phone to warn you about the next specious al-Qaeda underwear bombing event... [See NWO Treason Watch - Obama Watch -- Free Speech Watch]
|Phyllis Schlafly -- Eagle Forum -- February 3, 2011 Audio Report Included
Big Brother Warning: Goodbye to Edison's greatest invention
A new law called the Energy Independence and Security Act is designed to force all Americans to stop using the light bulbs we've always known, which were invented by Thomas Edison. This law will impose environmental "standards" that will eliminate 276 versions of incandescent light bulbs by the year 2012... [See Obama Watch]
|Ars Technica -- February 3, 2011
Senator: Domain name seizures "alarmingly unprecedented"
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has 10 tough questions for ICE, all of which can be more easily summed up in a single, blunter question: what the hell are you guys doing over there? -- Wyden's displeasure is over ICE's Operation In Our Sites, the controversial program that began seizing Internet domain names last year...
|Shane Cronin -- The Daily Collegian -- February 1, 2011
Internet "kill switch" in the United States?
...The recently resurfaced "Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act" would give President Obama and his [DHS] the authority to declare a "cyberspace emergency." If senate bill co-sponsors Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Susan Collins of Maine successfully pass this bill... [See Free Speech Watch -- NWO Treason Watch]