63 Comments
  1. dunce says:

    Admin, it’s 4:19 on the west coast. I’m trying to sleep in my car in the Hollywood Hills because I am a broke Milennial with a bleak present but bright future.

    Anyway, many nights I’m up until 4-5AM and I constantly refresh TBP to see the early morning posts you make.

    I’m gonna treasure the fuck outta this new article :) .. Haven’t read it yet but just wanted to say thanks!

    Your original work is masterful. You need a book deal.

    12th March 2014 at 7:24 am

  2. Administrator says:

    dunce

    I’m sorry to hear about your current situation. I hope it’s a nice car.

    I don’t think my latest articles are going to cheer you up.

    I’m waiting for Simon and Schuster to offer me a million bucks.

    12th March 2014 at 7:33 am

  3. Administrator says:

    The Fourth Turning portion is done. I’ll post it tomorrow.

    12th March 2014 at 7:34 am

  4. Yojimbo says:

    Admin

    Excellent article. I agree with AWD that these issues are more important that unanswerable questions about Sandy Hook.

    12th March 2014 at 7:45 am

  5. IndenturedServant says:

    Dunce, I too am sorry to hear about your present situation and bright future. I’d like to know more if you’re willing to share.

    Could be that someone here might be able to give you a hand improving the present.
    I_S

    12th March 2014 at 7:51 am

  6. bb says:

    Good job Amin, solid article and scary.I just wonder if it’s to late to stop any of this.It seems they have the power and knowledge to end the American Republic anytime they want.It’s like they are just waiting for the right crisis.

    12th March 2014 at 7:58 am

  7. L Racine says:

    I have been a ZH reader and commenter for many years. It was my home page until just recently. Over the last year or so I have noticed a change in the content and quality of the articles. I thought it was just “me” becoming more cynical and perhaps a reflection of the continuing degradation of ability of the general public to think critically, your comment:

    “I found it interesting that websites heavily dependent on Google Adsense revenue who normally publish my articles either didn’t publish it or released it at a time when the least amount of visitors would see it.”

    raised my eyebrows and made me reconsider the “gut” insight that content of the “articles” are indeed changing, leaning more toward outright propaganda and “nonsense”. Your insight provides a plausible justification for this occurring.

    Yesterday ZH cited and republished an article from USA Today…… IMO, the poster child for the “dumbing down of America” newspaper…..

    Your insight is shared with others, the most articulate being Chris Hedges.

    I also note the demise of “The Oil Drum”…..

    12th March 2014 at 9:14 am

  8. sensetti says:

    Admin says: A population unable or unwilling to think critically doesn’t comprehend the extreme danger to our civil liberties from the unwarranted intrusion into our private lives by a surveillance police state bent on bribing, coercing and silencing dissent, truth and First Amendment rights.

    Well said Admin, very well said.

    12th March 2014 at 9:24 am

  9. Welshman says:

    Admin,

    Good rant. I am just SHOCKED that our Sen. Diane Feinstein is upset that the CIA tapped her computer, stating it was illegal. WTF, is this bitch calling the kettle black or what.

    12th March 2014 at 9:25 am

  10. Persnickety says:

    Conspiracy theories! Claptrap! It’s utterly impossible that a corporation would ally with shady government agencies for profit! Absurd, ridiculous! Show me 10 Edward Snowdens who have 100 terabytes of data to prove this, or it never happened!

    ;-)

    12th March 2014 at 10:42 am

  11. Stucky says:

    Brilliant stuff,Jim. I hope some Google execs bust a hemorrhoid reading this stuff.

    Here’s another thing to avoid …. I just recently read about this ….. online “surveys” and “tests”.

    Yes, those surveys that purportedly ask about your preferences for whatever; foods, clothes, articles, favorite sports teams … literally, whatever. It turns out that surveys are an ENORMOUS source of data about us. They save, share, or sell all of it, forever … you fill out several “surveys” and they can and will build a very detailed profile about you.

    The same is true for those cutesy “tests” …. like that test posted here a while back about your “religious personality”, or whatever. Think about that “INTJ” personality test ….. you just told the government an ENORMOUS amount about WHO YOU ARE.

    Fuckit. NO MORE tests and surveys will be taken by Stucky.

    Lastly, it goes without saying, try extremely hard to refrain from giving ANY third party ANY private information, even benign stuff life a phone number. Around a half a year ago Ms. Freud did some spring cleaning … got rid of a lot of clothes, nice clothes. Rather than throw it away we finally returned a call to some Veterans Organization. Guess what happened next? Those motherfuckers sold or gave away our phone number!! Since that time we’ve been getting several calls per week, nonstop, from every fucking “charitable” organization imaginable. The worst is some Lupus organization …. at first I thought Lupus was some Mexican chick …. but it’s some kind of cancer and they INNUNDATE us with phone calls and snail-mail material showing dying people, and they totally ignore our demand to take us off their list. No good deed goes unpunished when even charitable organizations sell and distribute your private shit. Fuck’em all.

    12th March 2014 at 10:52 am

  12. Rise Up says:

    “The NSA secretly tapped into the private fiber-optic networks that connect Google’s and Yahoo’s worldwide data centers, allowing the spy agency to suck up “at will” bulk metadata and content belonging to users of the companies’ services.”

    So just how long was this kept a secret? But Admin told us secrets can’t be kept that involve so many people. (Re: Sandy Hook Redux- “How many people would have to be involved in this conspiracy to successfully pull it off?”) Explain, please.

    This may help: http://www.whale.to/c/terror_drills.html

    “The internet is a threat to human civilization.” – Julian Assange.
    This is proving to be true.

    12th March 2014 at 11:03 am

  13. Stucky says:

    Dianne Feinstein is a Big, Fat Hypocrite

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    In a classic case of the injurious treatment of one who enjoys the exalted status of being above the law and therefore free to operate with impunity Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman blew her stack on Tuesday morning.

    DiFi, who has served as the impenetrable firewall of cellulite standing between the NSA Stasi and efforts to bring it under control for a spree of unconstitutional mass surveillance and data-mining doesn’t like it quite so much when the shoe is on the other hoof. The CIA, arguably the foremost terrorist entity on the face of God’s green Earth since its inception in 1947 seems to have been caught trolling through committee computers for information relating to a suppressed report on the agency’s role in the torture programs that took place during the reign of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

    With her chins trembling like so much pink JELL-O the pride of California erupted for the cameras on the Senate floor raging against the CIA for – and get this – violating the Fourth Amendment. Raging for the maximum effect DiFi bellowed;

    “I have grave concerns that the CIA’s search may well have violated the separation of powers embodied in the Constitution” and,

    “Besides the Constitutional implications, the CIA’s search may also have violated the Forth Amendment, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as well as Executive Order 12333 which prohibits the CIA from conductiong domestic searches or surveillance”.

    Now just let all of that sink in for just a moment.

    First off, Senator Feinstein wouldn’t know the Constitution if it sneaked up behind here and bit her in the ass when you consider her ongoing protection of the surveillance/warfare state and the myriad of crimes that are committed by it every single day against the little people.

    Other than the reigning king of Michigan’s safely gerrymandered 8th Congressional district, the foaming at the mouth fascist Mike Rogers there has been no bigger defender of the unconstitutional spying on millions upon millions of law-abiding American citizens without bothering with that pesky Constitution in regards to obtaining warrants or for that matter recognizing probable cause.

    She has prevented any and all accountability for the menace from Fort Meade and has actually been working towards getting a bill passed that actually protects the power of the NSA to spy on everybody – except her of course. That she only manages to get up in arms when it is her own self and her own committee that are being spied on it is the utmost in hypocrisy. Not that anyone should ever bother to expect anything else from the rancid assembly of corrupt bitches and bastards who have occupied Congress, turned it into a money processing machine for corporate, military, big energy and foreign interests and feel that they are some sort of American royalty. Invoking the Constitution is laughable for the reigning queen of its violation.

    Then there is the mention of that mysterious Executive Order 12333 put into place by Ronald Reagan. This is one document that certainly deserves scrutiny for it has been used as some sort of divine mandate to run roughshod over the civil liberties of everyone that Feinstein’s hallowed NSA is currently accumulating massive and all-inclusive electronic dossiers on to be stored in restricted buildings the size of football stadiums for some vague future use that at best will be used to set up a system based on Philip K. Dick’s “Pre-Crime” and at worst the equivalent of Gestapo style lists for apprehension, persecution and disappearing.

    This order if anything is the proverbial elephant in the room and the lid of secrecy must be pried off of the deep state sewer so that the American public can see exactly what sort of government malevolence has been spawned by it – that is what democracy is about is it not?

    Despite the odious messenger it is good to see the CIA finally taking some well-deserved flak, I am sure that Obama’s hand-picked director John Brennan has been ecstatic with all of the attention being focused on the NSA while his own thugs are able to engage in their criminality out of the limelight.

    That is about to change because as of this morning the firestorm over Feinstein’s hissy fit continues and she is getting backing from the neocon beltway propaganda organ The Washington Post, notably in a column by Dana Milbank – allegedly another member of Skull and Bones, the elitist Yale secret society that Secretary of State John Kerry also belongs to.

    In the Milbank column which is entitled “Allegations of CIA spying on the Senate deserve investigation” I excerpt the following:

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    “President Obama’s foes have been trying for years to uncover scandal in his administration. But the most damning allegation of wrongdoing was leveled on the Senate floor Tuesday morning — by a friend.

    California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, has been an ally of Obama and a staunch defender of the administration during the controversy over the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. So her credibility could not be questioned when she went public, reluctantly, to accuse Obama’s CIA of illegal and unconstitutional actions: violating the separation of powers by searching the committee’s computers and intimidating congressional staffers with bogus legal threats.

    All of this was allegedly being done to keep quiet information about the CIA’s detention and interrogation programs during the George W. Bush administration. Feinstein said that the CIA’s actions may have violated the Constitution’s speech-and-debate clause and the Fourth Amendment, not to mention criminal law and the ban on domestic spying by the CIA.”

    ————————-

    This is a serious scandal alright and it isn’t only Obama’s presiding over a run amok national surveillance system that he has only further empowered through his inaction. There is also the inconvenient truth that he chose not to hold the Bush regime torturers and war criminals legally accountable for their actions post-September 11, 2001, many of them that should have the perpetrators and those who provided legal cover such as John Yoo who despite his interpretation of the law to include the chief executive’s right to order the crushing of a child’s testicles has landed an elite position in academia.

    We are an exceptional people in how we honor rather than punish our war criminals. Not that Obama broke any new ground with his ‘looking forward’ failure to punish or even bother to acknowledge the high crimes of his predecessor’s administration – Bubba Clinton let Poppy Bush and his minions slither away from their roles in Iran-Contra and Gerald Ford pardoned Richard M. Nixon.

    The festival of bloviating ignoramuses that held their annual festival of the victimized at CPAC where they railed against Barack Obama for basically bullshit now have a real scandal on their plates if they choose to pursue it.

    This isn’t the futile tilting at windmills of trying to repeal Obamacare nor of trying to manufacture criminal complicity in the Benghazi disaster that resulted in the death of a US ambassador and others – they never had the street cred on this one anyway given their failure to hold Bush in any way accountable for 9/11 happening on his watch.

    They now however have Obama by the balls and have true bipartisan support for an investigation as long as DiFi’s outrage holds up, it is only a matter of whether they choose to give them a good hard squeeze.

    Now is the time to impeach the bastard.
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    12th March 2014 at 11:09 am

  14. Administrator says:

    Rise Up

    Are you a dimwit? The secret was revealed. Thanks for making my point again.

    12th March 2014 at 11:10 am

  15. Rise Up says:

    Admin, sure it was revealed, as were all the other secrets, eventually. But how long was the secret kept? Most likely several years at least, with thousands of people involved (Google employees, Yahoo employees, network company employees, etc., albeit perhaps segregated and maintained for that long with the “need to know” policy). Sandy Hook will be revealed someday also.

    Point is, secrets CAN be maintained by thousands for quite a while.

    12th March 2014 at 11:19 am

  16. Rise Up says:

    Admin, great article and look forward to tomorrow’s follow on.

    12th March 2014 at 11:21 am

  17. Rise Up says:

    I’m sending you some $$$. You’ll get a USPS money order.

    12th March 2014 at 11:21 am

  18. Persnickety says:

    @rise up: TBP has endorsed certain conspiracy theories – let’s call them Holy CTs – and has excoriated other theories – let’s call them blasphemy, non-canon, unholy, CT not yet proven, CT minus Snowden, etc. In some cases the Holy CTs have a higher level of proof available than the blasphemous CTs, but in other cases there is no such distinction, and you simply have to know what’s doctrine and what’s excommunicable.

    Of course, TBP being the laid back, open minded and welcoming place it is, people espousing the blasphemous CTs are welcomed with open arms and never, ever attacked for their differing points of view, and especially not when pointing out the double standard holy/blasphemy nature of the discussion.

    12th March 2014 at 11:22 am

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  20. Administrator says:

    TBP, being the site that allows all views to be presented without censorship, also allows people to say anything the fuck they want. Some thin skinned conspiracy theorists who get their panties in a knot when Admin asks a couple of reasonable questions, think they are being mistreated by the big bad dogs of TBP. Cry me a fucking river and man up you pussies.

    12th March 2014 at 11:51 am

  21. Rise Up says:

    No thin skin here, admin. I would have sent more $$ if you had told me to blow you.

    12th March 2014 at 12:21 pm

  22. Administrator says:

    Rise Up

    I was referring to passive/aggressive Persnickety.

    12th March 2014 at 12:23 pm

  23. Persnickety says:

    I don’t think I’m being mistreated, I’m just enjoying stirring the shit as much as possible. I am the #3 shit-stirrer of TBP. You do remember making that appointment, right?

    12th March 2014 at 12:32 pm

  24. MarkinScottsdale says:

    it is all but unimaginable that a corporate entity as new and as large as Google has become would not have the fortitude to challenge the government orders to disclose user data and info in clear violation of the US constitution. I would imagine (just guessing) that the first demands for info were relatively limited and fairly innocuous and made at a time when Google was a much younger and much less profitable entity. The survailenace grew from that low level when they didn’t have the legal /financial resources to fight the Government to what it has become today – with servers dedicated to stripping off encryption of user data and forwarding everything and anything to the government. While fighting these orders and changing the status quo that exists now would be a horrendously expensive and lengthy legal battle, it is one that Google and other data providers like Apple and Microsoft would eventually win – especially as it approached the Supreme Court level. Getting there would cost billions in legal fees and piss off their stockholders who would definitely notice a reduction in profits while herds of legal minds were well paid for their battling the government in an epic battle that might well go on for years. One can only hope that at some point one or more of these powerful and super-wealthy CEO’s and CFO’s and founders will decide the fight is worth the risk. Until and unless they do – then GOD help us all as we are reduced to a pile of zero’s and one’s in some massive storage device someplace unknown to most of humanity.

    12th March 2014 at 12:46 pm

  25. ANU News.net Google, China, the NSA and the Fourth Turning says:

    […] The profane alliance between big banks, big corporations, and big government has created the Big Brother surveillance society we are living under today. And 95% of the populace is either willfully ignorant or perfectly happy with a boot stomping on their face forever. We have willingly become hopelessly enslaved while believing we are free. We think we are free to buy whatever clothes, iGadgets, baubles and trinkets we desire, while becoming imprisoned in the chains of credit card debt hawked by Wall Street bankers. We think we are free to pursue higher education, while being saddled with government peddled non-dischargeable student loan debt and few job opportunities. We think we are free to buy/lease whatever new vehicle we choose every three years, while falling into the trap of lifetime monthly payments to the financial elite. We imagine ourselves free to live in a 4,500 sq foot McMansion, 50 feet from another McMansion, while Wall Street creatively lures you into the shackles of an epoch of debt. We believe we live in a country admired for its morality and freedom, while in actuality the world despises us for our hubris, meddling, murdering and hypocrisy. http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/03/12/google-china-the-nsa-and-the-fourth-turning/ […]

    12th March 2014 at 1:42 pm

  26. flash says:

    Admin, you just don’t have the visoin pssed by our dear leaders.It’s all about the team work, you see.

    +1000

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    12th March 2014 at 2:38 pm

  27. Administrator says:

    I find it fascinating that the average load time for the site has been consistently in the 1 second to 1.5 seconds range for the last month and on the day I post another anti-government anti-Google article it has spiked to an average of 4 seconds, with some spikes as high as 15 seconds. I can monitor the load times every six minutes. The site is not being overwhelmed by volume. Someone or something does not like what I have to say and is trying to slow the site down. Or it’s just a coincidence. :)

    12th March 2014 at 2:43 pm

  28. Persnickety says:

    Regarding load times…

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    12th March 2014 at 3:41 pm

  29. Administrator says:

    Maybe I shouldn’t have sent a link of the article to the Google Adsense reviewer with the succinct message: BLOW ME

    12th March 2014 at 3:47 pm

  30. Stucky says:

    “Someone or something does not like what I have to say and is trying to slow the site down.”

    NOW you tell me??!! lol I spent a fair amount of time this morning running a FULL virus scan. Nothing found. Ran various “cleaners” to get rid of old nasty shit.

    15 seconds load time? Maybe on YOUR end. My last comment moments ago on the “shit” thread took a good three or so minutes …….. and then returned some fucking error message. The second try only took 30 seconds, so there’s that.

    Also happened on your first google article. I don’t believe they actually control the physical network structure, so how in the fuck they pull that off is a mystery. Fuck them to hell.

    12th March 2014 at 4:04 pm

  31. IndenturedServant says:

    The “AdSense Team” is probably just an algorithm that looks for various keywords in any correspondence you might send them and then it sends out any of 100 or so “canned” responses. Had you said “fuck you” instead of “blow me”, load times may have went up to 5 minutes. Blow me is probably a suggestion they don’t get often, if at all so they hedge their response by increasing load times only slightly. I doubt that the “AdSense Team” rarely gets many messages of praise so it makes sense to throw at least a little ill will your way for any response you may send. I’m sure “blow me” probably triggered the algorithm to share your comment with a live drone in the near future so that appropriate tweaks can be made for next time it encounters that particular salutation.

    FWIW, load times for me are currently about 1 second or less.
    I_S

    12th March 2014 at 4:20 pm

  32. Solismart says:

    ““I found it interesting that websites heavily dependent on Google Adsense revenue who normally publish my articles either didn’t publish it or released it at a time when the least amount of visitors would see it.”

    What do you think of Washingtonsblog? I’ve definitely noticed a shift at zerohedge, but WB’s current article is always featured prominently, and those articles are always very well documented and damaging to the elite. Of course Alex Jones also links to WB, which is not a positive indicator in my book.

    Anyway, excellent article.

    12th March 2014 at 4:25 pm

  33. Stucky says:

    IndenturedServant

    Nice explanation.

    That explains why every time I type — “Fuck this shit” …. I get an ad for ObamaCare.

    12th March 2014 at 4:27 pm

  34. Administrator says:

    Washington’s Blog has given me direct posting privileges. I log-in and post my articles. Alex, who runs the blog, trusts me to post good stuff.

    12th March 2014 at 4:29 pm

  35. Administrator says:

    Stuck is still using his Hewlett Packard 360. That’s why it takes 40 minutes for one of his comments to post.

    12th March 2014 at 4:31 pm

  36. Stucky says:

    HP didn’t make a “360”. That was IBM.

    I have a 5+ year old Toshiba, it’s got grime and dirt, half the keys are worn down, and there’s a full vertical crack on the left side of the screen. In other words, it’s just like your car. Reliable as hell.

    12th March 2014 at 4:35 pm

  37. Administrator says:

    Let me guess. The crack on the screen was from a smackdown with Llpoh.

    12th March 2014 at 4:54 pm

  38. Didius Julianus says:

    Loads in a second or two all the way over to New Zealand! :-)

    By the way, TBP readers may be interested in this Kiwi’s work…

    http://www.trevorloudon.com/

    He has lots of useful info but does seem to still be too caught up in the left vs right paradigm instead of seeing them mostly working together,.

    12th March 2014 at 5:31 pm

  39. Administrator says:

    “History is made up of the bad actions of extraordinary men and woman. All the most noted destroyers and deceivers of our species, all the founders of arbitrary governments and false religions, have been extraordinary people; and nine tenths of the calamities that have befallen the human race had no other origin than the union of high intelligence with low desires.”

    Thomas Babington Macaulay

    12th March 2014 at 6:10 pm

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  42. Nate says:

    Admin awesome awesome awesome article. The scope of what Edward Snowden did is totally mind blowing absolutely the modern day Paul Revere!

    12th March 2014 at 8:07 pm

  43. dunce says:

    @Indentured

    my situation is counter-intuitive in many ways …

    I’ve decided that I do not want to live the poor man’s life of surviving from paycheck to paycheck in order to pay rent and scrape by … I’ve worked many, many low paying service jobs and they offer ZERO fulfillment to me.

    I derive fulfillment by chasing my true dream: to be a professional screenwriter, and then hopefully also a producer. I chase this dream by writing many hours every day.

    so I’ve chosen to live in my car on virtually next to zero money. I have an electric guitar and small portable amp that I play on the boardwalk when I’m in need of money (i’m exceptionally talented at guitar after 15 years of playing).

    if I am absolutely starving, I will resort to shoplifting. I despise corporate greed and have no issue lifting shit from the stores. the only thing I regret is that these costs may be passed along to income generating workers like the people on this site. (sorry).

    I refuse to work a shitty job that offers no fulfillment. I would rather be close to homeless and do things I’m passionate about.

    I also refuse to leach off the government. the only thing I spend money on is gas and food. sometimes I will do extra work on sets to generate some cash.

    most people think I’m crazy, especially my family. but selling one script can net me up to 50 grand and if it gets produced maybe 500 grand since all the scripts I write are big budget.

    that’s my life in a nutshell and I refuse to accept help from outside sources unless I somehow work/earn it.

    12th March 2014 at 8:10 pm

  44. Thinker says:

    Then there’s little little tidbit…

    How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware
    By Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald12 Mar 2014, 9:19 AM EDT

    Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process.

    The classified files – provided previously by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden – contain new details about groundbreaking surveillance technology the agency has developed to infect potentially millions of computers worldwide with malware “implants.” The clandestine initiative enables the NSA to break into targeted computers and to siphon out data from foreign Internet and phone networks.

    The covert infrastructure that supports the hacking efforts operates from the agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, and from eavesdropping bases in the United Kingdom and Japan. GCHQ, the British intelligence agency, appears to have played an integral role in helping to develop the implants tactic.

    In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive. In others, it has sent out spam emails laced with the malware, which can be tailored to covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam. The hacking systems have also enabled the NSA to launch cyberattacks by corrupting and disrupting file downloads or denying access to websites.

    The implants being deployed were once reserved for a few hundred hard-to-reach targets, whose communications could not be monitored through traditional wiretaps. But the documents analyzed by The Intercept show how the NSA has aggressively accelerated its hacking initiatives in the past decade by computerizing some processes previously handled by humans. The automated system – codenamed TURBINE – is designed to “allow the current implant network to scale to large size (millions of implants) by creating a system that does automated control implants by groups instead of individually.”

    More here: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/03/12/nsa-plans-infect-millions-computers-malware/

    12th March 2014 at 8:11 pm

  45. Anonymous says:

    I guess shoplifting is ok for dunce. But not outside help. Unreal.

    12th March 2014 at 9:24 pm

  46. Stucky says:

    “if I am absolutely starving, I will resort to shoplifting. …… I refuse to work a shitty job that offers no fulfillment.” ——– Dunce

    Dunce. Well, at least your name makes sense.

    Suppose everyone in America who has an unfulfilled job decides to shoplift? What then? Suppose mu immigrant dad when he got off the boat decided to ….. fuck that shitty job, let’s shoplift!

    I’m not going to categorize your attitude a general one for Millennials. But, if it is, we are truly fucked.

    On the one hand your refusal to “leach off the government” — why would you, you can just steal what you need — is admirable. On the other hand, your sense of entitlement is breath-taking to behold. You should be ashamed, but I know that’s not in your DNA either.

    12th March 2014 at 9:34 pm

  47. Punk in Drublic says:

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    FUCK GOOGLE.

    13th March 2014 at 12:08 am

  48. Stucky says:

    dunce gets 3 thumbs up for his sorry-assed shoplifting story

    I get three thumbs down for telling him he should be ashamed of such behavior?

    AND YOU WONDER WHY THIS COUNTRY IS SO FUCKED UP? LOOK IN A MIRROR!

    You all can go fuck yourselves. Seriously. You make me sick. Fuck all of you.

    13th March 2014 at 12:15 am

  49. llpoh says:

    I agree with Stuck.

    Want to be an artist? A writer? An actor? A musician?

    Well – go ahead! Steal whatever you need, and it is just fine. God forbid you actually have to support yourself.

    I have no problem with the rest of what dunce had to say – glad he is pursuing a dream. But justify stealing? Fuck that.

    13th March 2014 at 1:19 am

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  52. IndenturedServant says:

    @Dunce, I dont think you’re crazy except for the part about shoplifting. That’s bullshit! I rank thieves just barely above rapists and child molesters and on par with politicians, lawyers and bankers. What makes your particular case even more fucked is that you have options. 1. You could work if you wanted to. 2. You could get food stamps/welfare. I understand the aversion but fuck it, the sooner this govt goes broke, the better. Look at it as helping us all out! 3. You could go to a food pantry type place. 4. If all else fails a church kitchen or mission is always in operation somewhere.

    Aside from the thievery aspect, if you get caught you could get killed, beat up or arrested and risk having your corn hole enlarged a size or two in lock up. A criminal record is not a handy thing to have. Not smart no matter how you slice it.

    Not that you asked but if I were you I’d work two or three of those menial, unfulfilling jobs for 6-12 months while living like you are now and then I’d buy an old truck with a sound, fully self contained camper on the back. That would dramatically improve your living situation and you’d still be mobile. You could cook, shower, sleep and relax like a normal human being while still living cheap. I’d install a dual 12v battery system with an alternator that gives you 12 volt and 115 volt output for running a small appliance if needed. You’d have heat, hot water and your own toilet. The only real drawback is having to dump the blackwater tank. You could easily dump the graywater during rain storm or into a storm drain.

    I lived in an 18 foot travel trailer with my wife and dog for about 8-9 months one time. I had it in an RV park that included hookups for about $200/month. Paid $1500 cash for the trailer. Sold it a couple years later for $1800. I’d probably live like that again if I were single.

    Many people have started with less than you have now and made it big. More power to you. In a way I’m a tad bit envious but you gotta knock off that shoplifting bullshit!

    Stick around and let us know how you get on and post about your adventures on the street.
    I_S

    13th March 2014 at 7:18 am

  53. IndenturedServant says:

    @Dunce, if you’re a good writer, maybe our resident Clammy (Stephanie Sheperd) could trade you a few greenbacks for grammar, syntax and spelling lessons. Or maybe should could just mail you five bucks to proof read her articles! It could be a beautiful thing…….two minnies helping each other succeed in the shit sandwich that is our modern Amurika!

    What do you say Clammy? $5 is a fair trade to avoid all the beat downs you get around here right? And you’d look all smart and stuff in print!
    I_S

    13th March 2014 at 7:28 am

  54. IndenturedServant says:

    Maybe I should mail you five buck to proof read my comments………….FUCK!
    I_S

    13th March 2014 at 7:29 am

  55. Stucky says:

    “I have no problem with the rest of what dunce had to say – glad he is pursuing a dream. ” –llpoh

    Dunce, while my post focused on your thievery, I must say, I also agree with llpoh.

    Let me briefly tell you a personal story to help you out, and the reason for my visceral reaction.

    You remind me of my 20+ yer old older son! He too is a talented free spirit. He started playing violin at age 3 (now also the guitar), and is as talented musically as anyone out there. He “ran away” from his home in Michigan to live in Seattle. At first he had a small studio apartment, but them he became homeless, living in a car. One thing let to another and he eventually got hold of some BAD weed, which caused severe hallucinations and the resultant bad behavior. Police picked him up. They brought him to a hospital. In just ONE lousy 30 minute session with a psychiatrist (and while still hallucinating from the bad drug) the psychiatrist labeled him a “paranoid schizophrenic”. Schitzo!! He has had to deal with the horrible consequence of that labeling for 2+ years. Not the least of which is the The State FORCIBLY injected him with psychotropic drugs — drugs with horrible side effects. And he couldn’t “run” from this intrusion on his personal life. He eventually left Seattle to go back to Michigan. But, his record followed him. And the State of Michigan also forced him to get injections. Yes, eventually we (my ex-wife and I) were able to put a stop to this nonsense. But it took much time, effort, money, and heartache. I believe my son would advise you that breaking the law can be done for a while, but you WILL get caught, and it sure as hell isn’t worth it.

    So, think about that. You might be thinking –“Oh, that will never happen to me.”. That’s false thinking. Fool’s gold. Almost all young people think they are invincible. The streets of Hollywood are littered with the corpses of very talented people who thought likewise. Don’t be THAT person.

    Well, what’s wrong with stealing a piece of bread? Huh! Ever seen the movie Les Misérables? Well, it can be even worse here in the USA. The police — copfuks, as I call them — in this country are OUT OF CONTROL. They’re just itching to Taser your ass. Then for good measure they slap on other charges … “Resisting Arrest” is a favorite. When dealing with copfuks things can get out of control in a heartbeat. And then there is the injustice of ass-wipe prosecutors. I posted a story here not so long ago about a guy who stole a case of cheap beer from a convenience store, and he received a 10 year prison term. A prison term and/or a felony will change your life forever, and not in a good way. Lastly, think about your loved ones, and the heart-break they will suffer, if you get caught.

    Stop, and think about these things.

    Here are a couple of web sites about “car living” that you might find useful. They’re chock full of good ideas, such as what Indentured_Servant gave above.

    http://www.vanabode.com/

    http://carliving.info/

    I wish you well and much success. Please DO keep us informed about what you are doing. I think that would be fascinating for most of us. (And I’ll do my best to not jump down your shit in the future …. although I can’t guarantee it. :mrgreen:)

    13th March 2014 at 9:15 am

  56. Anonymous says:

    “I guess evil is in the eye of the shareholder.” hahaha comedy gold

    13th March 2014 at 12:26 pm

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    @llpoh: I’ll bet he doesn’t report and pay taxes on his shoplifting income either.

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  61. Scout says:

    THE NEW YORK STATE COMMON LAW GRAND JURY IS FULLY CONSTITUTED – Every County!

    Tomorrow begins in Hartford CT at 10:00AM

    RHODE ISLAND at 2 PM

    State Plan

    Using New York as an example, keep in mind that there is only One Grand Jury in each state with sixty-two locations and 248 Administrators (4 for each county) we can sit on each other’s county juries when it is strategic or needed to do so. And the more knowledgeable people can lead the group.

    It is extremely important that everyone understand we are not electing jurors, jurist both grand and trial, are chosen randomly from a pool. At National Liberty Alliance we are building a pool of people who would like to participate and when the list is exhausted we will draw the people that are active from the voters registration, without the consideration of party affiliation.

    WE MUST BE IN HONOR – We must be on the lookout for tyrants among us, those who are on a ego trip and want to indict everyone. We need humble people at the helm and not someone on a witch hunt. If we are uncomfortable about what road we are on, then we are no doubt in dishonor. We are not about indictments we are about solving problems and making peace. Eschew all that do not conform to our Jury Constitution and Jurist Oath.

    For we the People to be successful in our endeavor to save the Republic, six things are necessary, and make no mistakes about it, you cannot do it with only five. You must have all six!
    Organization
    Communications
    Consistency
    Discernment
    Knowledge
    Virtue

    You must be well organized and that requires communications. The right hand must know what the left is doing and with that comes consistency. We must achieve the knowledge as to how the judicial processes and the principles of liberty work, and that requires studying this website. And then in order to be able to exercise these things we must have discernment and virtue, and these my friend are the gifts of God and therefore we need his blessings, and that can only be achieved if we have a Father son relationship with him.

    ORGANIZATION

    We must first form a Statewide Alliance – All counties that have one county organizer or more should constitute a Grand Jury immediately (within the next two weeks or so). Once constituted it is not necessary to file with the county and the court yet if you do not feel ready and you want to wait for more people to join and support your endeavor in the county. But the fact that your county has constituted will empower those who have already filed, and you can be working with others in other counties trying to get access to the jury room.

    It only takes one person in a county to form and execute the constitution of a Common Law Grand Jury. As soon as a county has one organizer there is no need to wait for more members to move forward. You should first make contact with your state coordinator and other county organizers. It is extremely important that you form a state wide alliance without which we cannot be successful. You only need two other people to commit to coming to the election. [for more detailed information read How to Form a Grand Jury]

    COMMUNICATIONS & CONSISTENCY

    There are powers in numbers and all the constituted counties should unify across the state and work together in one county to gain access into the court. Remember if one county gets in they all get in and the war is won, because you will be able to indict, with authority, anyone who resists the people in other counties from taking control of their inheritance.

    Here in New York when about seventeen constituted Grand Juries met for the first time we agreed that when the constituted grand juries act as one we would call ourselves the “Unified Common Law Grand Jury”. We chose this title because the New York Supreme Court had 62 courthouses in 62 counties, but they were one New York Supreme Court system with 62 locations. They had a central location in New York City that they called the “Unified New York Supreme Court”, which unified the judges, being able now to move judges around the state if needed. We too, as constituted juries in many counties are one People and can be impaneled on each other’s juries, if needed, anywhere within the state. We therefore thought it appropriate to call ourselves “Unified New York Common Law Grand Jury” when We the People of the constituted grand juries acted as one. We strongly suggest that every state do the same.

    Until you have organized your state and have taken control of the Justice System within your county you should not even think of taking on any cases. Our first order of business is to save the Republic and stabilize your county.

    THE GIFT OF DISCERNMENT

    O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 1 Ki 3:7-12

    KNOWLEDGE

    We have been robbed of an education, we have not had a classical education which is “REQUIRED” in order to have self rule. We have not studied real American History, Civics, Ethics, Natural Law, Bible, Political Sience, Court Procedure and Access. As Jefferson said: “If a people expect to be ignorant and free they expect what never was and never will be”, therefore if we are going to save America we better bone up on these things. NLA was created to teach these things. So it is up to you to spend at least an hour a day learning the aforesaid subjects. Time is short so commit now, and do it.

    THE GIFT OF VIRTUE

    Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 2 Pet 1:2-9

    FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IN YOUR COUNTY
    But only after we have a seat in the court house we must have authority and the appeearance of authority

    STATE LEVEL

    After the state is organized all administrators of each county need to have a statewide meeting using the web for convenience, to discuss state issues that need to be addressed with your state and federal legislators.
    Notice and Demand to our Legislators [Issues to be settled – Agenda 21, GMO’s, other food poisons, chemtrails, and more.
    Governor –by correction of our legislators and justices it puts the Governor into subjection
    Appellate Courts, we will meet with them and require obedience to the law of the land.

    Each county will have four, full time, paid, Administrators, and one secretary. These are positions of integrity and are responsible for the day to day administrative work and investigations. When a trial jury is called it is their responsibility to make sure that the trial jurist understands and obey their oaths and should direct any questions for council to the administrators (people) not judges and lawyers.

    Once your county has been stabilized under Common Law the four Administrators should not necessarily, nor will they have the time too, take a seat on the “Grand Jury”, at least one of the four will need to expound to the Grand Jury the findings of their investigation and be present if the prosecutor is addressing the Jury [to prevent a hi-jacking], and may take a seat on said jury. The other three Administrators will be busy attending to the many other duties concerning the administrations. Administrators should “rarely” act as foreman.

    Federal Courts – every state is divided into federal districts, for example New York is divided into four federal districts. All the County Common Law Grand Juries within each federal district will need to unite to provide grand and trial juries for the federal courts. Federal courts are on your state soil and they will be trying people within your “state” federal district and therefore they will be looking for jurist from the same district. These courts from our perspective are no different than any other court, they too are “courts of record” and under the control of the people. They need to come to us to provide jurist and we will orientate them, no different than the state courts. We need to meet with the federal judges, prosecutors, and Marshals and discuss the common law requirements of the People protected under the US Constitution. U.S. Marshals Service offices are based on the organizational structure of the Federal District Court system.

    PROPOSED GRAND JURY BUDGET
    TO COMPTROLLER

    ADMINISTRATORS DUTIES

    GRAND JURY ROOM: If the court has no Grand Jury room we will required them to construct one. The Grand Juries must operate in the courthouse and under judicial auspices. Most of the court houses were built years ago when they did have a grand jury room. They probably gave that room to the county prosecutor (hired help) they can evict them, they can find an office outside the court house. We will also need office space for the grand jury secretary and administrators. Since the court and the prosecutors will no longer handle the jury administration an office should not be too hard to find.

    EDUCATION: (Self) become familiar inside and out with all subject matters under the “JURIST” tab on NLA. We must meet on a state level to revamp education in our state and return it local.

    FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS: All four administrators – after constituting and receiving access to the Grand Jury room, then enforce the following:
    Meet w/Trial and County Court Judges, inform them we are a Republic under Common Law. Judges must resign from BAR (US Constitution Article I. §9 and the 13th Amendment). Inform them when the court needs a trial jury, call us.
    Meet w/prosecutors, inform them we are Republic under Common Law, no more puppet grand juries. Inform them when the state needs a grand jury, call us.
    Meet w/Sheriff, inform them we are Republic under Common Law, no more unconstitutional arrests.
    Meet w/Federal Court Judges, inform them we are a Republic under Common Law. Judges must resign from BAR (US Constitution Article I. §9 and the 13th Amendment). Inform them when the court needs a trial jury, call us.
    Meet w/Municipal Court Judges, inform them we are a Republic under Common Law, they must inform all summonsed that they need their consent to hear their case.
    Hand out jurist pocket and constitution handbooks liberally

    FAMILY & PROBATE COURT: No lawyers, they only divide and destroy families. Judges are to arbitrate the problems and then bring the findings with opinions before a four panel board of review (could be all, some, or none of the administrators) for decision, with the family present for final comments and corrections. If any of the parties object to the settlement the case is to be heard before a trial jury for final settlement.

    WHEN CALLED one person per state is to meet and discuss national problems. The perceived most qualified knowledgeable person is to be chosen by the Unified State Grand Jury.

    PUBLIC ENDANGERMENT & ILLICIT BEHAVIOR IN PUBLIC is a crime and restitution is to be made to the public, and any injured party if there is one, with some form and term of public service and professional help (no incarceration) house arrest if necessary. These case can be arbitrated in county court, if the defendant challenges jurisdiction they shall be sent before the Grand Jury.

    DAILY DUTIES: The four jurist are to share the phone (hot-line follow me service) can be forwarded to the secretary to take messages when on investigations. And to share in the following duties.
    Interview complainants
    Meet with all county judicial & political officials, inform them that justice has returned, nothing less will be tolerated.
    Arbitration problems, create contract agreements
    Investigations government agency, all four administrators
    Arbitrate solutions
    Create contract agreement
    Engage special (forensic) investigators when necessary
    Bring cases before the Grand Jury
    One administrator is to be present at all times when a prosecutor is addressing the jury
    One administrator is to be available at all times to advise impaneled jurist if they call you
    When called administrators are to sit on state impaneled grand jury to discuss and solve state issues, each county must send at least one.
    Run orientation for all jurists 4 hours of video and 2+ hours for instructions and Q&A stress nullification powers, discuss jury tampering by judge and prosecutors
    Acquire signed oaths from all jurist
    Be available to adviser to jurist
    Write “True Bill” for grand jury foreman’s autograph
    Engage special prosecutors – when the Grand Jury administrators believe it’s necessary.
    Impanel federal grand and trial juries, one administrator (a federal budget will need to be created to pay jurist)
    One administrator is to be the treasure (bank signature)

    PHONE ROTATION – Each county needs a phone number so that the people can have direct access to the Administrators of the Grand Jury (no screener). On National Liberty Alliance (NLA) web site under “Jurist Services” NLA offers a flexible follow-me phone service at a very reasonable price. By using this service NLA receives a small percentage from your service each month to support NLA.

    BUSINESS CARDS – On National Liberty Alliance web site under Jurist – services we offer two different business card designs at a very reasonable price, one for the Grand Jury, and one for NLA. By using this service NLA receives a percentage each month from your service to support NLA.

    NEVER, EVER Identify yourself as a jurist, you are a Grand Jury Administrator investigating on behalf of the Grand Jury; NEVER, EVER threaten anyone with indictment, you can only say that you are going to report back to the Grand Jury for consideration of indictment.

    READ ALL THE DOCS ON THE JURIST DOCUMENTS PAGE

    http://www.nationallibertyalliance.org/

    14th March 2014 at 8:45 pm

  62. Administrator says:

    Google Wants E-Mail Scanning Information Blocked

    By Joel Rosenblatt – Mar 14, 2014

    Google Inc. (GOOG), the world’s largest Internet-search provider, is seeking to black out portions of a transcript from a public court hearing that includes information on how it mines data from personal e-mails.

    Google, fighting a lawsuit claiming its interception of e-mails amounts to illegal wiretapping, asked U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in a filing yesterday to redact “confidential” information from the transcript, without being more specific. The main revelation at the Feb. 27 hearing was the existence of “Content Onebox,” used by Google to intercept e-mails for targeted advertising and to build user profiles, Sean Rommel, a lawyer for plaintiffs, told the judge at the time.

    Google’s latest move to keep records in the case out of public view comes as Koh is weighing a request by companies including National Public Radio, New York Times Co. and Washington Post Co. to unseal other key documents filed earlier that the company contended were too sensitive to be revealed.

    The Feb. 27 hearing in federal court in San Jose, California, was to determine whether the lawsuit will proceed as a group suit, or class action. Koh’s ruling will have implications for other e-mail privacy cases assigned to her that were filed last year against Yahoo! Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD)

    According to Rommel, Google in September or October 2010 moved Content Onebox, which previously scanned stored e-mails, to “the delivery pipeline,” to extract data before users received the messages. Live or unopened communications are more protected under the federal Wiretap Act than stored ones.

    Content Onebox

    Rommel told Koh that Google made the change after determining that Content Onebox couldn’t extract information from e-mails that hadn’t been opened or deleted, or that were opened on an iPhone or sent through an e-mail provider other than Google.

    After the switch to scanning unopened e-mails, Google began creating profiles of people “from which they could extrapolate additional advertisements,” Rommel said, without giving details of how Content Onebox works.

    “Google itself has admitted and declared that the location and the timing of Content Onebox’s existence is proprietary, it’s secret, it’s unknown,” Rommel said at the Feb. 27 hearing. “There’s not a single disclosure in the record which identifies that there’s a content extraction feature occurring in the delivery process, which would be the interception.”

    Google’s attempt to black out portions of the transcript that haven’t been publicly reported in press accounts is at odds with statements from Michael Rhodes, the Mountain View, California-based company’s lawyer.

    ‘Unburdened’ Court

    “We came here today and we unburdened the court of any sealing effort,” Rhodes told Koh at the Feb. 27 hearing. “We agreed that all of the material that had been previously designated confidential could be aired in the public courtroom so that those folks back there in the media could see that Google has nothing to hide here.”

    Google officials didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment on yesterday’s filing.

    At the hearing, Rommel discussed a predecessor to “Content Onebox” called “Cat II mixer,” which he said was used for Google’s advertising business. Rommel also claimed Google’s interception of e-mails violates opt-out agreements that educational institutions or small businesses signed to shield themselves from the company’s scans.

    Google has said in court documents that its practice of scanning e-mails and use of scanned information isn’t a secret.

    ‘Security Reasons’

    “However, the mechanics of how Google performs those processes are sensitive, both for user security reasons and for competitive reasons,” Google argued in a court filing. “The specific techniques that Google uses to implement Gmail’s processes, the systems and infrastructure it uses to apply those processes, and the sequences in which it applies those processes are the result of over nine years of development by Google’s engineers.”

    The media companies contend Google improperly sought to seal, for example, an e-mail exchange between employees analyzing different Gmail systems, and documents describing an experiment conducted to better understand how users interact with Gmail, and why they click on ads, according to a court filing.

    Google’s sealing order relies on a “nebulous economic harm” that the company claims could result from “the public disclosure of any information about Google’s business model or technology,” the media companies said in a court filing.

    The consolidated case before Koh stems from lawsuits brought by users of Gmail and other e-mail services from states including Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida.

    Koh in September denied Google’s bid to dismiss the case. The judge rejected Google’s argument — which it continues to make — that Gmail users agreed to let their messages be scanned when they accepted subscription service terms and privacy policies.

    The case is In re Google Inc. Gmail Litigation, 13-md-02430, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).

    15th March 2014 at 6:47 pm

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