Saturday, June 29, 2013

This Is Wrong On So Many Levels

I... really am at a loss for words after watching this.
I think I need a shower because I feel icky now.

Do You Think This Can't Happen Here?




HIGH RIVER, Alta. — The RCMP revealed Thursday that officers had seized a “substantial” number of firearms from homes in the evacuated town of High River, about 37 kilometres south Calgary.

“We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are,” said Sgt. Brian Topham. “People have a significant amount of money invested in firearms … so we put them in a place that we control and that they’re safe.”


It's been done here before.

Remember Katrina?


Beings as this happened in Canada, I will be anxiously waiting to see the repercussions unfold.

I'm thinking I need to sit down and work through some scenarios and do some strategic redeployments.
I am also thinking I am way the hell overdue to get me a modern day Peace Maker too.
.

Because I have my wifes kids here I have some extra concerns to worry about with this aspect.
One child is a fifteen year old boy who really hasn't had much in the way of a Father figure while growing up and the other is a thirty year old autistic adult.
Unfortunately he is very unpredictable,can be down right sneaky and has OCD so he loves to put things where he thinks they belong.
Informing you of these decisions is not part of the program, he is mostly non verbal.

I absolutely have to keep all of my firearms under lock and key and where he is not allowed to go.

In the case of an actual emergency this could present a serious problem.

In the case of having to evacuate at the drop of a hat, I would at the very least be able to grab a couple as they are not in a safe but in gun cases.
I have ammo ready to carry even closer.

Reading about the police actually breaking into houses and taking peoples guns so they think they have things under control only hardens my desire to make sure that I would at the very least know that I had self defense capabilities well in hand.
It also is causing me to reconsider having all my eggs in one box.
That box being my house.

It's time to do some homework and study my options here.
I live inside town.
There are limited actions I can undertake

Flooding is not really a concern but earthquakes are a very real possibility..

If anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

ADHD Is Bogus Just Like We Thought It Was

That didn't stop the fucker who came up with it from making money off it though.

Apparently that guy just confessed on his death bed that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was a "made up" disease.
What a motherfucking weasel.
The anger that wells up in me realizing just how many millions of lives this cocksucker fucked up is very real.
What a fucking cunt.

If you or someone you know has a child that has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chances are the child is actually just fine. At least this is what the "father" of ADHD, Leon Eisenberg, would presumably say if he were still alive. On his death bed, this psychiatrist and autism pioneer admitted that ADHD is essentially a "fictitious disease," which means that millions of young children today are being needlessly prescribed severe mind-altering drugs that will set them up for a life of drug addiction and failure.

And modern psychiatry continues to profit as well, helping also to fill the coffers of the pharmaceutical industry by getting children addicted early to dangerous psychostimulant drugs like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (amphetamine, dextroamphetamine mixed salts).

"ADHD is fraud intended to justify starting children on a life of drug addiction," said Dr. Edward C. Hamlyn, a founding member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, back in 1998 about the phony condition. Adding to this sentiment, psychiatrists Peter Breggin and Sami Timimi, both of whom oppose pathologizing the symptoms of ADHD, say that ADHD is more of a social construct than it is an objective "disorder."

Isn't that nice?

Millions of fucked up kids.


The real fucked up part is that now, all these kids who had all these drugs forced down their throats and were stigmatized by this phony diagnosis, are all old enough to be out in the work force, running for political office or better yet,motherfucking LEO's!

Don't that just tighten your scrotum.

Now that this motherfucker let the cat out of the bag, I do believe a complete overhaul of the Pediatric Playbook For Dummies needs to be implemented, yesterday.

The first thing that needs to happen though, is that an untold butt load of kids need to get weaned off these fucking drugs.

Then what is going to have to happen is that the education system is going to have to be overhauled because there are so many teachers out there who can't cope with normal, rowdy fucking kids. They are too programmed to pigeon hole these kids and have them pumped to the gills with behavior modifying drugs.

The implications of what that rat fucking bastard and the rest of these charlatain motherfuckers have done to the last couple of generations of kids can not be conceived.
An entire Industry sprang out of nowhere to fill an imaginary need.

I hope Leon Eisenberg choked to death on his own phlegm with his eyes bulging out of their sockets and his whole face turned blue.

Jesus, this is going to be a huge fucking mess now.


H/T to FARK for the link.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Takes Out The Garbage Too

Mans Best Friend

A Bit Busy Lately

My beautiful younger daughter's 22nd Birthday was Sunday.
My Grandmothers 99th was yesterday.
I didn't get to see much of her, she was taking a nap when I got there and I didn't want to wake her up.
Then I had to go straight to work.
Nothing unusual, I wound up working late, too.

So, no time for the blogging thing, sorry.
I am going to go fall down now and get some sleep.
Hopefully tomorrow I will come up with something worth reading.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Just Building A Little Street Cred

Technorati says I don't own this fucking blog until they see this stupid little code show up in a blog post and on my Feedburner link.

Here boys,

P8F9MA5RUNJW

Now then, back to my regularly scheduled fit throwing.

Oh shit, I almost forgot!

Boobs.



Yeah, Summer, right.
Summer doesn't start here until July 5th.
It's raining right fucking now!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Google And NASA Team Up And Buy Quantum Super Computer

I wonder if they named it Hal?



This Quantum computer is orders of magnitude faster than an ordinary computer and operates on a different system of problem solving using something called a "qbit".

Normal computers use 1's and 0's like on off switches to store information.
Quantum computers treat the 1 or 0 as either being just that, or both at the same time.

This stuff will make your head hurt trying to comprehend.




While regular computers symbolize data in bits, 1s and 0s expressed by flicking tiny switch-like transistors on or off, quantum computers use quantum bits, or qubits, that can essentially be both on and off, enabling them to carry out two or more calculations simultaneously. In principle, quantum computers could prove extraordinarily much faster than normal computers for certain problems because they can run through every possible combination at once. In fact, a quantum computer with 300 qubits could run more calculations in an instant than there are atoms in the universe.

Stop and let that sink in for a minute.

The collaboration between NASA, Google, and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) aims to use its computer to advance machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence devoted to developing computers that can improve with experience. Machine learning is a matter of optimizing behavior that may be easier for quantum computers than conventional machines.

If they want, they could turn this thing loose and break just about any encryption key they wanted to.
At an estimated fifteen million dollars a copy, that is chump change for the spooks in our government.

Has this sunk in yet?

Do you not think that maybe outfits like the NSA or the CIA might be lined up with wheel barrows full of cash already?

Oh, wait, I guess that was a stupid question.







Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wiped Out

I have been working my homesick ass off all week so I am burnt the fuck out.
Eleven and a half hours last night of some nightmare shit, most of it by myself trying to keep some fucked up machines running.
The fuckers had the balls to text me a minute ago wanting me to work this weekend after no one would answer my calls last night for help too.

Can you say Fuck Off?

I can, motherfuckers.
I have been working six and seven days a week for months now and I am tired.
Now my sister in laws car is fucked up, again, and my wife wants me to drive fifty miles and go look at it.
I already know there isn't going to be a fucking thing I can do for the sonofabitch anyway.
It's 2006 Jetta that she already had a used engine put in because the timing chains shit the bed. A quick internet search showed me that Volkswagen knew they had a problem with the fuckers during that time span and instead of trying to actually do something to fix the issue, they just designed a different engine and fuck you if you own one. Thirty five hundred bucks to replace the fucking timing chains!.
She spent that much on a used fucking engine about six months ago and here she is again.
This on top of racking up FOUR THOUSAND FUCKING DOLLARS in Vet bills on a fucking cat she ended up having put down anyway.

That shit just kills me. They make new cats every day. As a matter of fact, I still have two I need to get rid of, she wound up with one of our kittens from the Momma cat who drug 'em in under the fucking house.

This on top of having a shitty job and now having to start paying thirty grand in school loans.

This is not going to end well.

Anyway, I texted them back at work and basically told them that I am going to be out of town for this current fiasco.
Have a nice day you sonsabitches.
They have several other people they can call but those assholes have been here before and don't even bother answering their phones on the weekends anymore.
I can see why.


Friday, June 21, 2013

TGIF

Fuck me, it's been a long hard week at work and it ain't over yet.
Until I can find enough energy to do something besides vegetate, take a gander at some beauties.
Thanks fer stopping by.





Some damn sexy eyes on this darlin'.


Charlize has classic beauty.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Just Check The Box As A Registerd Democrat, Right?

The Whitehouse continues their propaganda pushing for the immigration bill.

OH BOY! Were gonna save money they say.

Look at all the taxes they are going to start paying they say.
This is a GREAT idea they say.

Yeah, that worked out so good the last time all those illegal aliens were granted amnesty as I recall.

You could naturalize half the population of the fucking planet and Congress could still outspend whatever amount of taxes collected came in.

But wait! We has a chart!
It's a cool chart! We spent a dollar eighty five making this chart!

It shows too.

This actually came from our Whitehouse;


This is the fifth grade level of propaganda they are pushing.

Give. me. a. fucking. break..

I can't believe this is how they are trying to frame legalizing ten million illegal aliens in this country.

It must be true, they think everybody else in this country is dumber than a box of rusty hammers.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Looting Continues

According to the LA Times, the Fed has decided to keep printing money as fast as the presses can run.


Breaking news
Fed to continue stimulus policies, won't hike interest rates
Los Angeles Times | June 19, 2013 | 11:15 AM

Federal Reserve policymakers said today that they would continue the central bank’s controversial bond-buying stimulus program and leave short-term interest rates near zero to help boost the economic recovery.

Fed officials, after their two-day meeting, said they had no plans to change the Fed’s monthly purchase of $85 billion of Treasury and mortgage-related bonds. They also upgraded their forecast on the unemployment rate, saying it could fall to as low as 7.2% this year and 6.5% next year. But the Fed downgraded its projections of economic growth this year to no more than 2.6%, from an earlier forecast of as high as 2.8%.

For the latest information go to www.latimes.com.
Why not?
If they stop now the game is over.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

So, Now Obama Is Sending Arms To Syria Because Chemical Weapons Were Used

What took them so long?

Al Jazeera reported CLEAR BACK IN DECEMBER that chemical weapons had been turned loose and people had been killed after breathing a poisonous gas.
I Blogged about then and predicted Obama would stick his nose in that mess then too.
That was Christmas Eve, 2012.
Well, it looks like the shit hit the fan in Syria just in time for Christmas.

Seven people have died in Homs after they inhaled a poisonous gas sprayed by government forces in a rebel-held neighbourhood, activists said.

Activists also told Al Jazeera that scores of others were affected in al-Bayyada neighbourhood. Side effects reported include nausea, relaxed muscles, blurred vision, and breathing difficulties.

Residents said they did not know the nature of the gas sprayed.

“The situation is very difficult. We do not have enough facemasks. We don’t know what this gas is but medics are saying it’s something similar to Sarin gas,” Raji Rahmet Rabbou, an activist in Homs, told Al Jazeera.

Now Obammy is going to stick his nose into the hornets nest, you watch.

So what took so long?
That was six fucking months ago.

You know as well as I do that it didn't take six months to confirm Chemical weapons were being deployed.

As for Obama sending weapons to Al Quaida the Syrian Rebels, take a gander at what that enterprising bunch can do with the materials they have at hand.

This is just a sample, go read The Atlantic article I just linked to and see for yourself how clever these bastards are.

Here is a home made grenade launcher on a modified shotgun.

A home made mortar launcher.


A home made mini tank with a remote controlled machine gun.

The remote control is a fucking video game controller.



I think you get the idea.

These guys are dirt poor in a rat hole of a country.
Sending them weapons to even up the odds has worked so well for us in the past too, remember?

Afghanistan, Viet Nam, Iraq, Iran, El Salvador, Panama, the list is endless and it has historically always blown up in our faces.
Why should this be any different?

It won't, I guarantee it.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Some Everyday Electronic OPSEC For Ya

I found this link last night while surfing and it has a pretty good list of links to things you can use to tell Google etc. to go fuck themselves for giving the government access to all of your internet activities.

There are links for Operating systems, browsers, browser plug ins, search engines, Email,chat, secure video and all kinds of other goodies that don't have the Governments Seal of Approval for snooping.

The site is called Prism Break .Org.
Hie thine ass over there and thumb your nose at the NSA on your way.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Blogger You Need To Read

I have been reading Just An Earthbound Misfit for years now and I wanted to give her a little shout out because I like the way she thinks and the way she says it.

This lady is smart, shoots straight both literally and figuratively and knows of which she speaks. She is an avid aviator too, hence the reference to the Pink Floyd tune.

Here is a recent sample.

Go give her a read and while you are there, leave a comment for Chrissakes, don't be shy and tell her Busted sent ya.

I have always liked this tune.

Sure, This from A Guy Who Can't Open His Own Mail Because Of Death Threats

Get back to work you fucking peasants.


(Reuters) - President Barack Obama does not believe the recently disclosed top-secret National Security Agency surveillance of phone records and Internet data has violated Americans' privacy rights, his chief of staff said on Sunday.


Really?

So I am hearing that you think it is perfectly normal to snag every single bit of communication from every single citizen of this nation and we should all just turn our heads an cough.

Fuck You.

Asked whether Obama feels he has violated the privacy of Americans, McDonough said, "He does not."

It takes a special kind of sociopath to look you in the eye while he has his finger up your ass and tell you that he doesn't think he is violating your privacy.

I wonder just what it would take to get to his threshold of the definition of privacy then.

I can say with some certainty that in my personal feelings, that line has been crossed with hob nail boots.

Fuckers.

Obviously the Supreme Court is going to roll over on this, you can see that coming a mile away, they have become rubber stamps for whatever the current administration wants when it comes to violating our Constitutional rights,even if they have to twist themselves into pretzels to accomplish it.

I can aslo say with some certainty that this issue has legs and it isn't going away any time soon.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Fathers Day

Ya know ya done good when you look into your kid's eyes and see this is what they are thinking..




Now get the fuck off my lawn, kid.

Happy Fathers day to the rest of you mean old bastards too.

Shock And Awesome


That is some serious fucking recoil.

Spray And Pray Illustrated

Wirecutter Is Going To Have To Shampoo The Carpet

Charlie Goddammit has been watching the Nature channel again.


Exactly


I'm so fucking tired I don't know if I am coming or going, been punched or bored either.

Good night.


Wait, for most of you it will be good morning soon. Working overtime on Swingshift tends to fuck ya up like that.

Whatever, I am going to fall down and go THUD now.


Update;

Last night was number thirteen in a row.
I have one day to recuperate and then start in again.
Fuck me, I am still exhausted.

To give you an idea, some of the wrenches I use to fix this damn equipment weigh TEN pounds apiece.

Don't believe me, just look at my profile pic. That is a twenty four inch Crescent wrench I am holding.
That is a medium. Some of the wrenches I use are twice that big.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

It's Time To Get Funky Motherfuckers

If you have never heard of Warren Haynes or Gov't Mule you are one sorry excuse for a civilized human being.

You need to sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up and start paying attention to the important shit. School is now in session.

For those who have, you know what the fuck I am talking about, you get a gold star today.





Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It's Just MetaData, Right?

That's what our Imperial Overlords keep telling us about the information they have been gathering with all of their various spying gigs.

Sounds harmless when you listen to those fuckheads.
It is also extremely misleading.

I stumbled on a page, sorry, I can't remember how I got there, it was in between searches for car parts,but it is a real eye opener of what can really be found out by using the most basic "Metadata" points.

Fucking scary is what it is.

If you clink on the link it will take you to a tongue in cheek example of what can be accomplished . It is kind of hard to follow as the author uses some "Olde Englishe" in his attempt to paint a picture of the government finding that Paul Revere is a "Person of interest" and deserves more scrutiny.

Using just a small list of names and the organizations they belong to, they can use it to find relationships between individuals, the groups and the interactions between them, to find someone "of interest" that they all have in common, that is not on the original list.

This is very basic use of Metadata, without advanced algorithms!

It will give you just the slightest glimmer of what our government is doing and then you will realize that they have Cray supercomputers doing this 24/7.

It should cause you to pause enough for a minute to shit a little ring around yourself.


Update;

Because I had to leave for work before I could really finish my thoughts on this I wanted to point out a couple of things.

In case you haven't figured out one of the aims of the government in doing this, I would ask if you have ever heard of The Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon?

What they are doing is identifying how everyone is connected to everyone else. Not just in this country, either.


If they wanted to, and I wouldn't put it past these vicious cocksuckers for one minute, they could connect you or anyone else they wanted to, to any unsavory low life scumbag you could possibly imagine, in seconds.

Guilt by association to infinity at their whim.

They know who you are, they know who you know, they know everything you do that has anything to do with electronics and as a matter of fact, have perfected this to the point, they can predict where you will be at any certain time unless you do something unusual.

Even then, if you carry a cell phone, they can still find your ass.

They have the names of all of your neighbors even if you don't know what the fuck the neighbors names are, they will assume you do because they do.

They know how much you spend on beer and whether or not you get the good toilet paper.

You have to remember, they have been doing this for SEVEN FUCKING YEARS and we are just now finding out about it.

Do not lose the faith, we still outnumber the cocksuckers a hundred to one and they damn well know it.
They can't know everything because the sheer mass of data they are gathering is physically impossible to act on.

I Knew It Was Bad But Now It's Just Ridiculous

Everyone by now is all too familiar with the price and scarcity of ammo.
Some calibers are hard to come by and most places sell out as soon as it hits the shelves, if not before.
I first noticed it clear back in early March as I recall,trying to find the lowly.22LR round.
Not only could I not find any in quantity, I couldn't find any at all.

As far as I have seen, it is still as scarce as hen's teeth anywhere around here and the prices have gone through the roof.

Cheaper Than Dirt drew my ire especially a while back for wanting up to twenty five fucking dollars for fifty lousy rounds.

I used to be able to buy FIVE HUNDRED rounds for eleven dollars.
Yes, I can still remember that, it wasn't all that long ago.

Then I started looking at gun shows, it was still pretty damn pricey,I paid seven fifty for a fifty round box in late March.

Now ,the price of .22 ammo has gone up 400% since this time last year and it doesn't look like it is going to come back down any time in the near future.

That is insane.

Not only has the price gone through the roof, the availability is still nigh on to finding the Holy Grail.

It's not just .22 rounds either.

We Americans have bought so much ammo in the past six months that now the supply has dwindled halfway around the World because of it.

Firearm importers in Australia are being told to brace for supplies to run extremely thin or completely dry within weeks.

Importer Jade Cleaver says he has been buying more than usual in anticipation.

"We've been stockpiling ammunition in a sense so we don't run out," he said.

"Basically the American community is consuming the ammunition and the ammunition manufacturers can't keep up."

Australia's eight main firearm wholesalers source about 80 per cent of their stock from the United States.

American ammo producers are running around the clock and simply can not keep up with demand.

This was to be expected after the government decided that gun control was something it needed to do right after that crazy fucked in the head kid in Connecticut killed 26 people,mostly children, using firearms he stole from his mother after he killed her first.

We are all too familiar with that now too.

The little asshole broke so many laws doing it, I'm not sure I have ever even seen a total.

After the gun control frenzy took a shot to the solar plexus and got put on the back burner nationally, we all figured it would just be a matter of time until the gun and ammo buying frenzy would taper off but so far, six months later, the ammo shortage has yet still to start easing off.

Some of the gun manufactures have still got back orders that won't be filled for a year yet but ammo isn't as machine work intensive as a gun is.

At this point if you haven't already bought the ammo you think you need, you can expect to pay one hell of a lot more than you would have a year ago but a 400% increase for .22 shells just sticks in my craw.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ever Wish You Had X-Ray Vision?

Have a little Gun Pron.

I Tried To Be Nice

But no.
Fucking Spammers, I hope they wake up with a new disease every morning until their body parts start falling off.

I can't believe for such a low traffic site that they have flocked here like hungry vultures.

Well Fuck Them.
I turned that irritating word verification back on.

I HATE that shit but my sanity has to come first.

Sorry.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Not Dead Last!!

WOO HOO!
For a blog that is only a few months old, I was stunned out of my socks to even be nominated but to not come in dead last is a real shocker!

My very sincere thanks to all who pulled the lever with my name on it
.






Just wait until next year.

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA.

Hit And Run

I haven't had time for computer stuff the past few days. been working my homesick ass off.
Twenty hours of OT Saturday and Sunday alone after they called me in.
My fucking back and feet are killin' me and now I have to turn right around and go back in.

I seriously need some of this.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Ben Franklin Was A Fuckin' Prophet.

I'm sure y'all are familiar with Benjamin Franklins famous quote about liberty.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
( Tue, Nov 11, 1755)

Well our current resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Washington DC doesn't seem to feel the same way.

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday staunchly defended the sweeping U.S. government surveillance of Americans' phone and internet activity, calling it a "modest encroachment" on privacy that was necessary to defend the United States from attack.


Modest encroachment huh?
Is that like being just a little bit pregnant?

"Nobody is listening to your telephone calls. That's not what this program is about,"

Dude,get a fucking grip here.

"In the abstract you can complain about Big Brother and how this is a potential program run amok, but when you actually look at the details, I think we've struck the right balance," Obama said, noting that a secret federal court reviews requests for surveillance and that Congress is briefed on such activity.

He acknowledged having "a healthy skepticism" about the programs before he was first elected in 2008, but that he had since come to the conclusion that such "modest encroachments on privacy" were worth it.

"You can't have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience," Obama said. "We're going to have to make some choices as a society. ... There are trade-offs involved."

Ok, let's review shall we?
Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founders of this country and a gentleman who knew tyranny first hand;

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

Or, Barack Obama,a career politician from Chicago;

"You can't have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience,"

Umm, yeah.
In the first place you wimpy motherfucker, NO ONE will EVER be guaranteed 100% safety.
EVER.

In the second place, you should have listened to your gut.
This is a tremendous invasion of privacy in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment and you let some paranoid fucking Security Dink talk you into this.

Don't be trying to justify this with some mealy mouthed platitudes, this is an Impeachable offense dumbass.


I see now that this has been made public that they are going to go after whoever leaked it to the British Press.

I say give that Motherfucker the Medal of Freedom when you find out who it is.

And another thing, this is the last nail in the coffin of investigative journalism in this country.

I can't fucking believe we had to learn about this from a foreign press source.
The entire Main Stream Media in this country should be ashamed to show their faces in public, motherfucking government stenographers is all they are anymore.

Now we also see that our government is tapping all of our internet surfing too.

Someone needs to held accountable for this bullshit and instead of trying to find out who leaked all this out of control government spying we should be finding out who came up with it and follow that right up the chain of command and prosecute every swinging dick ever involved with this atrocity.

THAT, would be justice and a lesson to those who would trash our privacy rights in the name of National Security.

Jesus Fucking Christ this out of control government of ours is making me fucking crazy!





Who Did You Say Was Being Spied On By The Government?

That's Right, I'm A Crazy Motherfucker

At least that's what about half of the morons I have to deal with on a daily basis say.

Sharing Is Good

Friday, June 7, 2013

FISA And The Verizon Phone Scandal

Quite the shit storm is resulting from the reporting that the NSA is getting the phone records of every Verizon customer in the United States.

Wonder why I italicized that last bit?

Do you know that the court order they are touting came from a very special court that goes by the acronym FISA?

Do you know what FISA stands for? The court in question is named for this;

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978
.

See anything Domestic indicated in that title?

No?

Me neither.

I think a little history lesson is in order here to help frame why I think that not only is this whole program illegal as fuck in the first place, I think the legal fig leaf they are using to justify it is also way the fuck off base.
Take a moment and read the following that I got off Wikipedia, then I am going to dig a little deeper into the actual guidelines and parameters that the FISA court is constrained by and then I will let you make your own judgment call on this.



First, the back ground of where FISA originated and why.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was introduced on May 18, 1977, by Senator Ted Kennedy and was signed into law by President Carter in 1978. The bill was cosponsored by the nine Senators: Birch Bayh, James O. Eastland, Jake Garn, Walter Huddleston, Daniel Inouye, Charles Mathias, John L. McClellan, Gaylord Nelson, and Strom Thurmond.

The FISA resulted from extensive investigations by Senate Committees into the legality of domestic intelligence activities. These investigations were led separately by Sam Ervin and Frank Church in 1978 as a response to President Richard Nixon’s usage of federal resources to spy on political and activist groups, which violates the Fourth Amendment.[4] The act was created to provide Judicial and congressional oversight of the government's covert surveillance activities of foreign entities and individuals in the United States, while maintaining the secrecy needed to protect national security. It allowed surveillance, without court order, within the United States for up to one year unless the "surveillance will acquire the contents of any communication to which a United States person is a party". If a United States person is involved, judicial authorization was required within 72 hours after surveillance begins.
My emphasis.

That's right, they could tap your phone for 3 days before they had to get a warrant.BUT, the original intent was focused on FOREIGN individuals or Foreign governments suspected of terrorist activities and United States citizens were very specifically provided special considerations.
The warrants were actually so rarely denied it was almost a gimmee when asked for and the rate of requests skyrocketed after a few years.

The FISA act was amended several times but it was always centered on foreign suspects.

Let me skip over a bunch of what I was going to point out here, if you want to be more well informed yourself, please take several minutes and go read the whole Wikipedia entry, there is a lot of information there that most folks do not know even exists.

Right now I am going to just go straight for the jugular and quote the Wikipedia entry directly and point out this is why I call Bullshit on their flimsy excuse that they have a court order forcing Verizon and I'm sure all the rest of the Telco's to comply with their blanket wiretapping of United States citizens.

With a court order

Alternatively, the government may seek a court order permitting the surveillance using the FISA court.[20] Approval of a FISA application requires the court find probable cause that the target of the surveillance be a "foreign power" or an "agent of a foreign power", and that the places at which surveillance is requested is used or will be used by that foreign power or its agent. In addition, the court must find that the proposed surveillance meet certain "minimization requirements" for information pertaining to U.S. persons.[21]


There it is in Black and White.

There is a word for this kind of government activity that people get real squeamish when they hear used in this country and that word is Despotism.

des·pot·ism (dsp-tzm)
n.
1. Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority.
2. The actions of a despot; tyranny.
3.
a. A government or political system in which the ruler exercises absolute power: "Kerensky has a place in history, of a brief interlude between despotisms" (William Safire).
b. A state so ruled.

The orders to carry out these acts had to be authorized at the highest levels of government as it directly affects national security.

I do not want to hear the words, I was unaware or I didn't know come from the leader of this country about this because you and I both know damned good and well this had to have Presidential authority.

I'm sure this was discussed and vetted at Cabinet level and it sounds eerily familiar to the Bush Cabals hunting for a legal precedent of any kind possible to justify torture, except this time it was to spy on virtually every citizen of this country.


This administration has crossed a big line in the sand and stood up on their hind legs and dared anyone to question their authority.

I do believe they will get that wish.

This issue is sure as hell not going to go away and I can see multiple legal challenges on the horizon concerning this matter.

I have zero hope that it will be successfully challenged though as I feel that the Third Branch of our government, The Judiciary, has been completely compromised and has lost it's adherence to it's original reason to exist.

Impartial observance of facts and sound legal judgment using the original framework provided by the Constitution.

Sounds kind of Old Fashioned when it is put in that way but it was meant to stand the test of time.


Unfortunately it has failed miserably to do that.

The fact that the FISA court was used in a back door move to justify this egregious violation of the Fourth Amendment just underscores the lack of integrity and independent thought combined with an unwillingness to stand up to a runaway government that has been so much on display from other court districts throughout our country, including and especially our Supreme Court.


If you can't extrapolate what is being reported far enough ahead to imagine what we are not hearing about then you need to go back to mowing the lawn,

with your teeth.



Thursday, June 6, 2013

You Are Getting Very Sleepy.......



Concentraaaate.

When I count to three, you will have an irresistible urge to tell all of your friends to vote for me in the Coolest SOB Blogger contest.


One.


Two.



Oh who in the fuck am I kidding?


I would like to thank any and all who have voted for me.
I was quite amazed to see someone besides my friend who I emailed that did.

After that, it's all gravy and posterity anyway.

It looks like Wirecutter is running away with it,I voted for his ornery ass myself.
Now that the momentary distraction is over I need to get back up to speed and keep my eyes peeled for the latest outrage Du Jour.

It never ends anymore. It seems like every damn day there is another assault on our liberties and sensibilities both.I try to make a swift response to the most egregious ones.

In the mean time,



Have a nice day.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I'm Just Giving Them A Little Head Start

Commenter Steven entered this Blog in the Coolest SOB Blogger contest.
That is very humbling. I certainly would have never even entertained the thought. Thank you for your consideration Steven!
Now that I am in however, it is time to make up some ground.

Look out Wirecutter, Here I come!
LOL!

I would be surprised to see a single vote but who knows?

You can go vote for your favorite Blogger here.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone who stops by this little rant hole and especially folks like Wirecutter, Angel, Irish and the III Percent Patriots for sending me so much traffic every day.

All are daily must reads for me and to even be on the same page as them is an honor.

The List Of Keywords DHS monitors on Social Networking Sites

It is a good sized list broken up into categories they define as security areas.
The list is here.
They were forced to release the list after a FOIA request turned into a lawsuit by these guys,the Electronic Privacy Information Center .
The list was posted by the Electronic Privacy Information Center who filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act, before suing to obtain the release of the documents. The documents were part of the department’s 2011 ’Analyst’s Desktop Binder‘ used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify ‘media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities’.
My emphasis.

The article is at Forbes, here.

Can't be having any negative press now can we?

Narcissistic Assholes.

There is a link to a redacted version of this, ’Analyst’s Desktop Binder‘, in the article but I will just give it to you.

So while these paranoid cocksuckers are combing through every fucking Tweet, Facebook post and Email sent every hour of every day, we see just how effective this bullshit is when two fucking clowns detonate two out of ten home made BOMBS (Three guesses if that is a keyword) at the Boston Marathon.


One thing that just occurred to me about about that story.
They had pictures of those two guys planting the two that went off.

I never heard or saw mentioned anything like that about the other ones that didn't.

Hmm.
Something fishy there with the official story line.
Anyways,back to this rat killing adventure.

So the STASI, I mean nice, patriotic do gooders and defenders against all evil doers people at The DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY have been doing this for fucking years now.
Intercepting and STORING, all this electronic correspondence.
Inconceivable amounts of data.

The thing is, they have actually busted a few complete fucking morons, who actually posted their nefarious shit on Facebook.

You gotta be a special kind of stupid motherfucker to post shit like that anywhere, but Facebook?
Really?
Why don't you just turn yourself in and save everyone the trouble if you are that fucking stupid?

So now that we have this list of shit the government keys on, I would like to give voice to an idea that I can't take credit for but is stunningly brilliant in an evil Bond villain kind of way.
(you know who you are you evil fucking genius)


This is actually very simple and easy too, the best kind of evil plan I may add.

Get a copy of this list.
Keep it handy.

Every time you send an Email,post a Tweet ,call someone on your cell phone or post some useless shit on Facebook, add one or two of these words at the end.There are several to choose from obviously and some of them are pretty fucking innocuous.

That way, EVERYTHING gets flagged by DHS.

Let's see just how much computer power and digital storage those motherfuckers really have.

Most of what they monitor just goes straight to storage but if they have to flag every damn thing,that will keep their shit busy as hell and maybe then, they will get it through their thick fucking skulls that trolling the American public without a fucking warrant ain't such a good idea after all.

Now this will surely get me labeled as a Domestic Terrorist, for promoting this idea.
I prefer to call it Self Defense against Tyranny.Intercepting and recording my communications without a warrant is a direct violation of these words;



The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Just as gun control is a direct violation of the words Shall Not Be Infringed, I am forced to ask yet again,apparently in vain,

just what part of this definitive statement don't you fucking understand?

If our government wants to abandon the rule of law in a one sided argument that it is for our own good then I will scream bullshit at the top of my lungs and remind them that once that compact has been broken by them then we are on a two way street here baby.

The rights I have were not given to me by them and certainly are not subject to the politically expedient argument that it is for "Homeland Security".

Fuck You Jack.

They aren't even pretending anymore. Ours is a rogue government that does whatever it pleases and there are no consequences!



They expect you and I to abide by so many fucking laws that in all reality, no one even knows just how many there actually are anymore and the sonsabitches literally pass more every fucking day.
Yet they actually think that laws are for the little people and they can just ignore the ones that happen to impinge upon their current desires.

Again, Fuck You, Jack.
Play by the rules as they were written and quit trying to rig the game here.

Little by little we are getting more pixels in the big picture of our governments strategy and methodology when it comes to the modern security apparatus.

We keep looking for clear black and white and all we see is a whole lotta gray and they want to keep it that way.




Biosurveillance Integration



Monday, June 3, 2013

All American And Bad Assed

This thing is so fucking cool I can't hardly stand it.
Sumbitch has a Detroit Diesel tricked out in a chopped old Peterbilt.

Just by looking and listening to it, by experience with those engines, that thing hauls ass.
Guaranteed.
Notice the torque the fucking thing has.

One Less Vote For Gun Control In The Senate

Frank Lautenberg,(D) New Jersey,kicked the bucket at 89. Hew was the last WWII veteran in Congress.
He was also a staunch supporter of gun control.


Lautenberg, 89, missed key Senate votes late last year during a weeks-long absence because of a cold that turned into what he called a "severe case of bronchitis with fluid in the chest." He also battled stomach cancer in recent years.

He announced in a statement in February that he would not seek re-election next year, but he continued to push for stronger gun control laws.

After last month's Boston Marathon bombings, Lautenberg said he would reintroduce legislation to require background checks for sales of explosive powder.


An influential businessman-turned-legislator, Lautenberg scored big victories in Congress, including a ban on smoking on airplanes, preventing domestic abusers from possessing guns, cracking down on drunk driving, and the "Toxic Right to Know" law about the release of pollutants into communities.

We could only be so lucky to see Dianne Feinstein do us the same favor.

Old fuckers like these two who have been in office for many years have a lot of clout.

With Frankie doing us all a favor and becoming room temperature, all that follows him right to the grave.

Good.

I can certainly respect the man for his many years of service to his country but career politicians need to be abolished.

They invariably get corrupted.

Term limits is a subject that very seriously needs to be addressed, the original intent of the founders was for someone to get elected, do a job and then return to private life.

Anyways, so long Frankie.

The gun control zealots must be crying in their beer today.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pressure On Holder taking A Toll

It seems some of the aides in the Whitehouse are grumbling about all the negativity focused on AG Holder and wish he would just get the fuck down the road.

Holder thought about stepping down after the last election but decided to stay to achieve some of his goals and leave on his own terms but controversy has stuck to him like shit to a fuzzy blanket.

From the New York Times
;
If Mr. Holder really thought he could escape controversy, the last few weeks have reinforced how inescapable controversy has become for the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. A furor over tactics in leak investigations, including secretly obtaining phone logs for reporters at The Associated Press and Fox News, has again engulfed the attorney general in allegations, investigations and calls for resignation.
snip
The White House views the attacks on Mr. Holder as a “political agenda” and “would not hasten the departure of someone who’s competent and runs the department and is a friend because there’s a drumbeat,” said William M. Daley, a former White House chief of staff under Mr. Obama. “Whoever Barack Obama puts in there, these people will try to drumbeat him out of there, no matter what.”

But that does not mitigate the frustration of some presidential aides. “The White House is apoplectic about him, and has been for a long time,” said a Democratic former government official who did not want to be identified while talking about friends.

I do believe it to be true that it wouldn't matter who Obama put in the spot that there would be a lot of pressure.
There is also a good fucking reason for that.

One only has to look at the absolute lack of prosecution in the ongoing financial sector criminality.

They are more worried about internal information leaks than they are the continued and blatant economic pillaging going on world wide and based right here in the United States, right under their fucking noses.

Everything else pales in comparison to that.

Fast and furious is a children's game compared to the big banks rigging the LIBOR rate. We are talking about hundreds of trillions of fucking dollars.

Nobody went to jail for that shit and if I recall there was something like SIXTEEN fucking banks in on that scam.

Because the LIBOR rate is basically a British banking system utensil regulators here and in Britain all tried covering their asses which this statement points out so nicely;

The New York Fed and the Bank of England say they didn’t act because they had no responsibility for oversight of Libor. That fell to the British Bankers’ Association, the industry lobbying group that created the rate in 1986 and largely ignored recommendations from central bankers after 2008 to change the way it was computed.

Citibank, J.P. Morgan and Bank of America were right in the middle of that shit.
Those are U.S. based banks which means that the fucking FED had a vested interest in getting involved in that shit and we got bupkiss.

Moving right along, now we find out that the Justice Department got the Associated Press phone records in yet another illegal wiretap situation and now we have the Justice Department investigating the Justice Department.

Somehow they break this news with a straight face.


You're fucking right Holder should step down.

Until the political pressure and the possible fallout gets to be too much to bear, I don't see Obama bailing on his BFF but politics can be a fickle business and if the cost gets too high you can bet your homesick ass Obama would stick his hand out in a second looking for his resignation.

Politicians are always more concerned about their own interests above all else.

Now that the fact that certain people are already measuring the guy up for his liabilities has been made public, you can expect the pressure to come hard to finish him.




Saturday, June 1, 2013

What A Difference A Year Makes

Yep, today is an anniversary of sorts.

One year ago today I went on my last, epic, drunk.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of being sober for one year.

No meetings, no support groups, I just don't drink anymore by sheer willpower and the Grace of God.

Don't get me wrong, I do have my moments when chugging a couple of ice cold beers is almost irresistible but I know from experience that once I start, I don't stop until I pass out.

Watch this guy in the video for a laugh and then think about what I am about to say, I have been so drunk it makes this clown look like a rookie.

I used to black out and still function.

Wake up wondering where the fuck I was at and how the fuck I got there.

I was drinking a fifth of straight whiskey and chasing it with beer every fucking day.

I weigh about one fifty/sixty.

That's hardcore, I don't give a fuck who y'are.

Puke?

I would puke every morning and it got so bad I was puking in anything handy day and night.

I still got up and went to work almost every day too.

They call that functional alcoholism and I was fucking good at it.

I have pretty much lost everything I ever had because of it too.

A marriage, two houses, totaled over thirty cars and have had so many car , motorcycle and personal accidents I have literally lost count but it is well over a hundred by now.It's called being out of control except I called it life as usual.

One year ago I crossed a big line and came close to losing everything again. My wife especially.

That was enough.

I don't want to lose her, she is the best thing that ever happened to me so I sat down with a hangover that would kill a mere mortal and did a little soul searching.

I think I made the right decision.

I can see a lot of changes in my life and it ain't always a bowl of cherries but it is a damn sight better than I probably deserve.I look back at some of my older rants and just laugh now.

I have shit to do so I'm going to go do it instead of thinking about it and looking at it through the bottom of a bottle.

Thanks fer stopping by.


Cross posted at my other Blog.
Ornery Bastard.

Not At My House

But I do check every morning, just in case.

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