Friday, February 20, 2009

UK's Rimington on World Affairs & Dystopic Backslides

UK TELEGRAPH
“It would be better that the Government recognised that there are risks, rather than frightening people in order to be able to pass laws which restrict civil liberties, precisely one of the objects of terrorism: that we live in fear and under a police state,” she said.
Dame Stella, 73, added: “The US has gone too far with Guant├ínamo and the tortures. MI5 does not do that. Furthermore it has achieved the opposite effect: there are more and more suicide terrorists finding a greater justification.” 
-  Dame Stella Rimington, the former head of MI5, warning that the fear of terrorism is being exploited by the Government to erode civil liberties and risks creating a police state.

NAIS & The City of San Marcos

THIS WEEK ON WAKING UP ORWELL : 
JUDITH MCGEARY OF NAIS 
NewStreamz San Marcos reports:
http://newstreamz.com/2009/02/07/ceti-vs-city-in-final-animal-ordinance-session


"The emotionally charged matter of mandatory microchip registration for pet dogs and cats in San Marcos reached another boiling point Saturday afternoon at City Hall, where city staff gave its last of three information sessions about a new animal control ordinance.

Outside City Hall, a group calling itself “Citizens for Ear Tatooing Identification” (CETI) protested before the meeting.

Inside City Hall, CETI members and others pelted city staff with numerous complaints in the form of questions, touching on such worries as the new ordinance’s enforceability, over-reaching government, the risk of cancer from microchipping, religious objections, and the city’s dismissal of tatooing as an alternative." -  Andy Sevilla, associate editor
As aired 2-19 on WAKING  UP ORWELL on KOOP 91.7 FM





2-19-09 will be speaking with Judith McGeary from NAIS and the National Farm Ranch and Freedom Alliance.

Judith McGeary is an attorney in Austin, Texas. She has a B.S. in Biology from Stanford University and a J.D. with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin. She began her legal career by clerking for the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Since then, her practice has focused on environmental law, commercial litigation, and appeals. She and her husband also run a small organic farm, with horses, cow, sheep, and poultry, based on the principles of holistic resource management.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Christ Paget RFID Hacker Part 2

"The goal of [Chris Paget's] research from the beginning was to show that RFID is unsuitable for security situations like this[U.S. identity]. Passport cards assign a unique identifier to each holder. This id can be read from a distance and coordinated with the holders other rfid items like their credit card. Any party can track someone holding these cards, and they don’t make border crossings any faster, since the cards still have to be checked in person.
The usa is now tracking its residents with the same respect given to items in walmart." -  HACK A DAY
For 57 minutes of your time, here it is.

Monday, February 16, 2009

BAD NEWS: 2.2 Billion in Federal Real ID Funds

 FEMA GRANTS STILL INTACT FOR REAL-ID
Provides grant support. $2.2 billion in support, primarily in the form of grants, to the Department's State and local partners in homeland security. The Budget continues to emphasize programs that distribute grant awards on the basis of risk, and this year introduces a grant program to help States implement Real ID requirements and provide a more efficient, merit-based allocation of limited resources.
Merit based?  Does that mean if our State government is "good" then we get the facist financial cookie?  

It's time to check out New Hampshire's federal "reality" bill.  I, for one, have had more than enough of the hard power tactics and am ready for some change with bonafides vs. globalist lip service.  Thanks for the tip off  from AND I STILL RISE.

GOOD HUMOR for BAD NEWS

Not like I'm into Glenn Beck, but here's some news on this:




Here's  Steven Colbert, a favorite, on Glenn Beck.