08/28/14

keeping In Touch and Fear Nothing

I was told by a very wise friend or two. That if my prayers stop or fall off to next to nothing.  Not to fret or stay in that cloud of gloom. But to continue as  I can. Even if it is what seems small and simple, do so until you can resume your fellowship with your creator.

And we do need that divine intervention now.  Sadly more than anytime in history. The evil the Free World face’s right now is a good start on making Hitler and other mass murders look like a playground bully. With so much of it being built up for decades within our own “leadership”. Making the terrorist sleeper cells look like they are marching in to the tune of a brass band. Ever so slowly twisting truth and reality to justify the dismantling of the American system of government.

Keeping in touch and organizing thought, facts and plans of action. We will need to not be afraid of calling traitor’s just that when we have evidence to that fact. Regardless what lifetime party we or are fathers belong to. We have been lied to and sold out by all of them.  Securing their jobs by selling off the security of the American people. Dismantling the Constitution of the United States and that of each state.

When they are caught, the investigating of themselves has never ended in consequences. While we scratch our heads and backsides wondering who our young people thumb their nose’s at the legal system.

Here in the many post at Tar & Feather Constitution Patriots there is article after article about the Obama administration. From the scandal his first few days in office. His “crew” took Air Force One for a spin and buzzed New York  City. And we witnessed his very first lip service of punishment. With no record of consequences. Fast and Furious, Solyndra and Benghazi. Same results.

There is so much. List of federal laws by the numbers broken or ignored. No consequences. Over hundred out right lies, no consequences.  Job bill approved Obama refuse’s to sign (Key Stone for one). No consequences.

There is so much that needs to be pasted on and not let go of that the media buries. Check sites like Red Flag News and many others checked daily. It will seem overwhelming. But can be done.

This site has had some strange thing come across its path. Some has been deflation of desire to go on.  We got to keep the fight for protecting our Constitution and nation.

08/17/14

The Ferguson Crisis

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I went to Walmart about 35 miles from Ferguson, Missouri yesterday to pick up a few things. I noticed that all the firearms and ammunition were taken out of the display cases and locked away out of sight. I also noticed some “skinheads” with shorts, loose shirts and tall military-style boots walking around the store. Two of them had shamrock tattoos on the back of their calves (a sign of the Arian Brotherhood). They had an imposing look about them and were following the African-American store patrons around just watching them as if they were planning something. This was unsettling to me because I live in this community. I walked around the store and just observed all that was happening. I noticed some African-American people looking at items suspiciously, and skinheads watching them suspiciously. They were both texting their people. I’m not stupid and I can see when a group is “casing” a place. I pity the “out-of-towners” because we give a false impression of our fortitude,  strength, and determination to keep our community safe.

Where I live most people are law abiding citizens, and more than half carry concealed weapons with licenses. Most of the people in Ferguson don’t have a concealed-carry license or they would have used it by this time to defend their selves. They didn’t defend themselves against the looters and thugs that came in from the surrounding bad areas because; at first they thought it helped their cause and only later did they realize it was plummeting their community into a slum of chaos. If those looters and thugs think that the people in my community will idly stand by while they try to destroy our community their wrong. We will exercise our second amendment right and defend it. They will be shot, and they will die. This is a fact.

To that end, I Think Governor Jay Nixon is obligated to send in the National Guard to quell the violence, looting and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. I think Martial Law is needed in Ferguson and the adjacent towns. I don’t make this statement lightly. I am thoroughly familiar with civil unrest and martial law from my many years in the service. Martial law accomplishes three things:

  1. It forces a curfew on the populous of a region and requires only persons that live, or have business in the affected area to be there during non-curfew hours by setting “checkpoints”, and times of general business.
  2. It peaceably or forcefully applies the law to ensure the peace in an area by having a visible presence in that area. It also uses military force on violators of the law in that area. Looters can be shot, and unlawful protests can be disbursed.
  3. It allows time for diplomatic solutions or the judiciary process to move forward concerning problems or factors causing the civil unrest such as negotiations, trials, or disposition of sentencing.

Marshall Law does work when applied intelligently. Governor Nixon,… pull your head out of your ass and for one second stop thinking about your political career and start thinking about restoring peace and protecting the community. Exercise your authority and call in the Missouri National Guard to restore peace in the community. You get my “dumbass of the year” award.

07/28/14

Remembering How and Why

It has been a month since I have posted my own site.  I want to say it was writers block. But I am not a writer. I have from time to time disconnect from the madness. Almost throwing up my hands and give the ole F-it or whats the use. It seems unbelievable how fast the destruction of our great nations is happening before our eyes. Nobody seems to see, care or are so detached by choice or ignorance.

Then remembering why I am doing this. To inform and expose those actively involved with the treasonous destruction of the United States. While being smoke screened by the propaganda media’s. Their silent yet hostile take over of every aspect of our government. More shell games, smoke and mirrors that any carny. Deflecting from one issue or scandal long before it can be investigated much less justice being served. Go back as far as the campaign of Barrak Hussein O’Bama. Just a starting highlight all his history sealed by a federal judge. Only reason anyone could have gotten away with this, is we was sold off like a second hand suit. Blind sided by Progressive’s of both the Democrat and Republican parties.

How do we reverse this? The very first home page before it got wiped out. Stated we should and will start with prayer first and foremost. This I believe is the life’s blood of our existence.

07/9/14

The Principles of Liberty

These are the principles of liberty that our forefathers ascribed to. They were used in the creation of the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and other established instruments of our Republic and U.S. freedom and liberty. The idea that a free people could start a republic from scratch and be able to endeavor to achieve the full potential that freedom and liberty could provide for those people was a novel idea in that time. Today it would be like an oppressed population yoked by the government, building a city under the deep sea, and establishing a republic from that melting pot of people using a controversial set of principles. Few would think to do it. Few would think it could be done. Free thinkers could do it. Here are the principles of liberty.

Individual Liberty:  The principle that individuals have an inalienable right to act in their own interest with complete control over themselves and their property, and are the sole arbiters of what is best for themselves so long as their actions do not infringe upon the liberty or property rights of others.

Personal Responsibility:  The principle that individuals who are free to determine their own course of action have the responsibility for the consequences that ensue from that action. Actions have consequences. Personal Responsibility means owning the results of those actions, good or bad.

Property Rights:  The principle that the right to determine one’s own actions (liberty) extends to one’s production. Production comes from an individual’s mind and efforts and is as unique to that person as any other aspect of that person. As such, production (and, subsequently, property acquired through voluntary transaction between parties) is the sole dominion of its creator.

Free Markets:  Free markets spring from property rights and liberty. Property rights dictate a free market economy in which one may exercise the liberty to use and dispose of property in the manner that the owner determines is in his best interest. It is not the role of government to create barriers to entry, disturb free market mechanisms such as price signaling, compete with private enterprise or distort the markets through regulation or other intrusions to advance a social, political or any other end.

Limited Government:  To quote Jefferson, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” The premise of this statement is that for liberty to be preserved, government must be held in check.

State vs. Federal Balance of Power:  The principle that the powers of the federal government are few and enumerated, while the powers left to the states or the people are broad and undefined. The nation’s founders made their case based largely upon the premise that state governments would always hold the limited powers of the federal government in check.

Fiscal Responsibility:  Government cannot “provide” anything that it has not first taken from the people. This means that we must always evaluate the opportunity cost of the government’s takings from the people. The private markets are subject to competitive pressures on price, services, products, quality and profitability; the government is not. Government has a moral and a fiduciary duty to be responsible and accountable to the people for that which it has coercively taken from the people.

Equal Protection / Rule of Law:  This is the principle that all citizens receive equal protection under both federal and state law, and that no groups of people receive either favorable or unfavorable treatment from government. It is not the role of government to create a special group or class of citizens for protection or punishment, special treatment or penalties. The force of government is only legitimate if it is limited and applied equally for the protection of the rights of all.

Uphold The Constitution of The United States:  This principle is based upon the concept that the constitution is the essential basis of a social contract between the people and their government, guiding the voluntary delegation of power from the people to the government for specific purposes. If the constitution is found to be lacking or needing change, there is a specific process to effect that change, but until such change might be made, the constitution is to be upheld.

These Principles of Liberty are republished here courtesy of: www.principlesofliberty.org

06/14/14

I’m A MOTR Head

conservative-creditsA person, an ultra-progressive liberal I don’t particularly care for named Lester once told me that I could not be “middle-of-the-road” minded (able to see both liberal and conservative truths) when it comes to politics. I had to be either conservative, or liberal in my opinions and beliefs. That it was impossible to see both sides of the equation. This man has a BS in psychology and sometimes tries (successfully) to get in my head. I stated my beliefs to him once and he said I was full of crap. We nearly went to blows over this. He was completely incapable of seeing anything except his progressive ideology. Every book he ever wanted me to read was written by a liberal progressive. His college text books were also written by liberals. This divorced man owns no conservative literature or writings of any kind that I know of. He, in fact, is frightened of the conservative idea. This fear manifests itself so bad with him that he seems to think he can catch an ideological disease of some sort from listening to or reading conservative thought. He is so stubborn that he is an ideological dead weight to truly open minded problem solvers. He might achieve a balanced ideological equation if he entertained some conservative thought.

I’m what I like to call a common-sense, middle-of-the-road conservative with educated views about progressivism and also conservatism. I sometimes listen to conservative radio shows. The talk show hosts nearly always eventually become pompous, or contradict previously stated opinions revealing their servitude to their employer (advertising). This allows me to see who he or she really is. I also listen to liberal media and liken them to cart horses with horse blinders on. They are ready and willing to pull the cart that is hitched to them as long as they get a feedbag of oats slapped on them occasionally.

Me, I’m a straight shooter, and I don’t compromise my core-principals to anyone. I served 20 years in the service of my country. I took-in college over 20 years and never was once less than a 3.8 GPA. I don’t have a degree, know how many credits I have, or care, but I have received education in electronics, computer science, history, mathematics, engineering, literature, foreign studies, and military strategy. I’ve been a painter, radiation worker, crane operator, sea-going sailor, explosives worker, journeyman rigger, and supervisor. I’ve spent substantial time (11 years) in over 14 East and West Asian countries. I’ve endured war, and also embraced humanitarian service to others less fortunate than I. I’m a Spiritual being and have faith in a Supreme Benevolent Trinity I call God. I am interracially married to the same beautiful woman for over 31 years, and these are my core (middle-of-the-road) ideologies:

I believe in protecting my own with deadly weapons like guns because when seconds count – police are only minutes away. My God’s okay with me protecting my family and self by killing (but not murdering).

I believe one should prove they can vote with a photo I.D. because a photo I.D. is also required to get government aid and nobody seems to have a problem with having one for that.

I believe the parents of children should teach them about their God, and give them their moral compass. Reading, writing, mathematics, the sciences, unbiased literature, and unbiased history are what our education system should concentrate on. Teachers are educators, not social workers. They should stick to educating or find other work.

I believe everyone should serve at least two years in the military or Peace Corps. We call it “service” for a reason and this kind of service cultivates ones character in the formative years of adulthood.

I believe a person can marry any person they choose but they fall under the same rules as the rest of us, no special treatment. Their financial liabilities should be the same weather divorced or deceased. I don’t believe in special interest groups or lobbyists.

I don’t believe in being the world police and I believe we should mind our own damn business. I don’t like people telling us what to do or how to live and we shouldn’t be telling them either. Most modern wars are fought over energy resources, I would exploit our own vast energy resources and screw what the other free-loading nations want or think about us. I would pursue energy science to the highest degree because not all natural resources are renewable.

I would restrict, and greatly limit the amount of foreign aid we give to our trusted allies. I would stop giving aid to foreign nations that are not our allies because they badmouth us, and have proven their unworthiness to receive it. Every country on this planet owes us for the many times we pulled their asses out of hell except China. Since china has manipulated the Chinese currencies in their favor for years putting us in the hole we should do the same to them to pay them off by charging them excessive amounts of gold (not treasury notes, or federal reserve notes) for the raw resources they need from us. At the same time we should nationalize all natural resources until our deficit is balanced to zero. This would be an incentive for the wealthy corporate natural resource market to get us back on track. Then only American entities should own natural resources here, not foreign entities.

My wife is an immigrant. It cost us in excess of $5,000 in 1982 (almost our annual wage) to complete the process. It was not cheap on our meager income but it was legal. Now she legally works, resides, and pays taxes into our system. Illegal immigrants pay nothing into our system yet legally take from it. This pisses my wife off. She said we should go to their homes and start living there, raiding their refrigerator, and eating their food regardless of whether they like it or not (cute, but not realistic). First enforce border control with deadly force, and then place current illegal immigrants in indentured servitude (road crews, and other much needed infrastructure services for minimum wage) until they have paid into the system for 10 years or more depending on whether they have dependents with them or not. Then they can be a citizen if they choose, or reside here in perpetuity with a permanent resident status and SSN. No free ride. Immigrants following the law would not have to do this. My great, great grandfather had to fight for the Union Army as an immigrant in order to be a citizen here. Again, we should give no free ride to illegal immigrants.

The president should never have “Executive Order” authority and be able to bypass our judicial and legislative branches of government. Congress and The Supreme Court are there for a reason. It’s so we do not end up with a monarchy, or dictator capable of plunging us into destruction. You want something? Ask for it politely and intelligently Mr. President. We’ll review it and get back to you.

Life begins at conception. I believe nobody has the right to end life except our Creator and Supreme Being with the one exception of self defense against an adult. We should be able to have our diapers changed when we’re young and when we’re old, and I look forward to it. If a woman aborts a baby then she should be held accountable. Not by us, but by her Creator. Our taxes should never pay for it because taxpayers may be morally opposed to it. I can’t help anyone if I’m too busy judging them so I believe we must promote the sanctity of child birth, adoption, and child raising through personal sacrifice if required.

I don’t believe in letting humans or other animals starve to death. I’ve seen it in other countries and it’s not pretty or humane. We should help our own impoverished first, then others where we can. In all cases we should “teach them how to fish” instead of just giving them a fish. We should not restrict charitable work with nonsensical laws posing as protections to the impoverished. Nothing wrong with food that is out-of-date but not spoiled. I occasionally eat it myself and I’ve never gotten sick from it.

Yes, Lester, I am “middle-of-the-road” (MOTR Head) minded when it comes to politics because, unlike you,  I’ve seen the real world in its good and bad detail, and we are rapidly becoming like them. I believe in the 9 principles of liberty and the 10 principles of conservatism. We are becoming a “One World Government” or “New World Order” if you will, and it’s not all good either. People request our aid, and flock to our borders because we are NOT like their countries. This has been going on since our independence in 1776. Last, but not least I’m a patriot in the highest degree, and I honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. I say “Semper Fortis” to all my brothers and sister veterans in or out of the service. What am I? I am 5th generation America, and there are a lot more like me. So to the ultra-liberal’s I’m giving them 10 “MOTR credits” and I say,… kiss my ass you little cupcakes. These credits can be used to pay someone to pull your self-centered head out of your ass!

06/10/14

Knife Jugglers From Hell

Mojtaba-Zonnour     Diego Garcia is an atoll some 1,000 nautical miles off the southern tip of India, and is part of the United Kingdom. It is part of the islands of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The U.S. Navy operates a support base, military air base, and space-tracking facility there. The British government operates their own classified facilities there as well.

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) adviser Mojtaba Zonnour  (pictured at left) who is a senior official, was quoted for the record as saying “In the event of an irrational attack by the U.S., America’s military bases will not be safe from our missiles, whether in Bahrain or at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean”. This was quoted during a visit to Switzerland which entailed meetings to finalize a nuclear deal with the west. If Iran really can hit Diego Garcia with its ballistic missiles, it means they have an unconfirmed range in excess of 3,000 nautical miles. This is within the realm of possibility. What is his definition of “irrational attack”? I think it’s the same as their definition of terrorism.

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From the time I first went into the service until the last days before my retirement Iran has been a thorn in our nations side. They are terrorists and relish in the deaths of our citizens. I have spent some time (too much time) in Diego Garcia on more than one occasion. It is isolated, and I don’t ever want to go back there. It is also an important operational and strategic Island for both the U.S. and U.K. If the Iranian chuckleheads and knuckleheads of state think for one second that a ballistic missile attack launched against facilities at Diego Garcia would ever actually strike it. They are wrong – it would be shot out of the sky long before getting to their target. The mere act would also lead to their swift annihilation by the U.S. and Iran’s population would be decreased by more than 60% in mere minutes.  Their entire nation would be reduced to barbarians and mutated religious fanatics scraping through a mile-high mountain of radioactive corpses to gather up a meal.  They truly are egotistical terrorists having a serious inferiority complex. They are, in fact, idiots. Iran is going to step on us one too many times and it’s going to be their destruction – by the U.S. or Israel, or both. Even the best side-show knife jugglers get cut eventually. Keep juggling you stupid dumb-asses, you’ll get cut.

06/3/14

Dealing With The Devil

obama-angry     Bergdahl was a deserter, and enemy sympathizer. He walked away from his post with complete knowledge of the consequences that could befall him. He badmouthed the United States, and the American people in writing on more than one occasion. He was a Taliban sympathizer. Five brave men lost their lives trying to rescue this pile of dung.

Our federal government and the presidential advisors knew all of this and informed the president before they bypassed congress and violated the law. For our president to unlawfully surrender 5 of the most villainous terrorists at GITMO to the Afghan Taliban via Qatar for someone such as Bergdahl without congressional approval or notification is without precedent. The president is a traitor, and anyone with half a brain can see it from his many “dictator-type” acts since becoming our president.

For our Judicial and Legislative branches of government to turn a blind eye to his repeated treasonous acts is also without precedent. They should have impeached and tried him for treason three years ago. He must be held completely accountable for his actions as the Commander and Chief. He must be removed from the Office of President of the United States immediately. The terrorist acts that will be committed by these “Fanatical Five” he traded will be on Obama’s head and the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party members in the House and Senate are all terrorist sympathizers and should all be thoroughly investigated by the FBI. These are the many travesties Obama has committed.

In one year these 5 very dangerous terrorists will be free from Qatar to mount further attacks on our servicemen and women.  Obama and the party he leads are all traitors by their repeated actions. This man is destroying our great nation and few can see it. It is his plan to destroy us. Can we not get past our egotistical pride and prejudice, and see it? We are so foolish trusting this traitor and his party of traitorous loyalists. Any military veteran can see that he did this horrid trade to take the heat off the VA scandal. I say we use both scandals and oust all the Democrats and liberals from our government. Prosecute them for war crimes, and then imprison them all. We’ve had enough liberalism in our government. It’s time we surgically remove this cancer from our government, and nation.

Obama wants to start a civil war within our country and is methodically causing this to happen state by state, and county by county. He has a standing army of heavily armed law enforcement, and all the security agencies in our country helping him make it happen. His evil eyes and ears are on everything we citizens do thanks to the power of “Executive Order”, and our technologically superior “national security machine”. He is the 21st century Hitler as any reasonable person can plainly see. My question is why does this evil man hate us so much? What is his ultimate agenda? I think he is a race baiter, and race hater. He longs for a race and class division in our nation at any cost. He is truly an evil man. He deals with the devil because they are one-in-the-same. He is the devil.

05/31/14

Dignified Veteran Care

veterans1Since immediately after the United States Civil War the healthcare for military veterans was established. It started by administering to the medical needs of all military veterans in “veterans homes” throughout the country. It carried through until after WWI. In 1930 the Veterans Administration was founded to consolidate and care for the medical, pension, and various rehabilitation project benefits that our veterans were guaranteed by congress. Near the end of WWII the veteran population from WWII was 14,000,000 and the aging WWI veteran population was 4,000,000. This is when the first bottlenecks in medical care for our veterans were noticed. In response President Roosevelt, and later President Truman decentralized the VA hospitals and care facilities from 54 hospitals to 171 and over 700 outpatient facilities throughout the country.

The Department of Veterans Affairs was established by President Reagan in 1988 because the veteran population was approximately one third of the U.S. population and needed an administrator who had direct access to the President. In 1995 President Clinton initiated reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this major reform period from mid-1995 until 2000, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented universal primary care. They closed 55% of their acute care hospital beds, but increased patients treated by 24%. They had a 48% increase in ambulatory care visits, and they decreased staffing by 12%. Of serious concern the VHA had 10,000 fewer employees in 2000 than in 1995, but yet they had a 104% increase in patients treated since 1995. Somehow they managed to maintain the same cost per patient-day, while all other facilities’ costs had risen over 30% to 40% during the same period. It seems saving money was the goal, and not helping our veterans. But that is to be expected from a draft-dodger president, right.

The VA and VHA were left to decay from within after President Clinton’s devastating reforms. From 2000 until the present 2014 the VHA has become greatly burdened by bottlenecks, inadequate care, and even libelous care where patients have died or contracted HIV, hepatitis “C”, or worse. Even more alarming is the fraudulent act of hiding data and findings needed to assess the efficiency of the VHA. The director of the VA (a 4 star retired Army General and Vietnam vet) has now resigned, and stories are breaking about outlandish office furniture purchases amounting to a half billion dollars and more. It seems like the VA is a “good ole boys” group staffed by those never knowing the military life personally.

I’m a Desert Storm war veteran, and served my country on active duty for 20 years until 1998. I’ve seen veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD, brain injuries, amputations, and a host of emotional and mental disorders. Not one of them ever said to me that the VA/VHA treated them well. In fact, they all stated that the VA/VHA treated them indifferently and did not have time to see them. They told me the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) was all about giving them prescriptions. Prescriptions like anti-anxiety, anti-depression, anti-sleep deprivation, and narcotic pain medications. True physical, and mental  rehabilitation not requiring drugs was seldom noted. As a result I have witnessed the aftermath of their reform policies. Some committed suicides, and others became alcoholic or opiate addicted. It seems their objective is to get the veteran out of their office as soon as possible with drugs that keep the veteran numb. What the VHA is doing is a travesty. It is undignified, disrespectful and dishonorable to our veterans, especially our war veterans. The VHA hides their practices by “cooking the books”, and explaining away their “standard operating procedures” as part of the “new reform” rules.

The VA needs serious, quality direction at the top and throughout their sub-level administrations. They should be staffed by ex-military and military family members that know the military life from a personal point of view. The VHA needs an antiseptic enema in the worst possible way. Care of our veteran population starts with the care-giver. I watched a friend of mine dying in a VA hospital bed at John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO get treated by the nurse as though it was a major burden to stop talking to her boy-friend in the hall and aid my friend. When she finally did help him with his catheter she left his robe up for all to see his manhood and left his door wide open allowing passersby to see his personal business. She should have been fired but she probably got a “Clinton Reform” bonus. His bathroom was filthy, and the staff were all half-assed jokers, laughing with each other and carrying on. It was sickening to see my friend dying like that. It was “undignified, disrespectful and dishonorable” to my friend. I desperately want to see positive change in the care and facilities that care for our “vet’s”. I want to see most of the VA, and VHA liberal administration fired because most of them never spent a day in the military and have no clue about true honor and respect. This kind of serious change begins with us “veteran-voters”. Our vote counts because we exceed over 44% of our population. Get out and vote. Show them we mean business!

05/16/14

Disappearing Privacy in the U.S.

PrivacyWhy is it that the government gets their panties in a bunch every time an advocacy group questions their transparency but they want the general populous as transparent to them as possible? I find it very troubling that they (the government and congress) must hide everything that they do as our representatives, but everything the American Citizen does must be known to them no matter how minor. The U.S. government is bringing online an NSA program they like to call “Total Information Awareness” system (TIA). The TIA incorporates an advanced framework of “Data Mining” algorithms that allow government officials to access our personal information. This data includes, but is not limited to web searches, emails, phone calls, financial records, medical records, educational records, social associations, security video, and more. All this information could be compiled on any company or individual allowing a detailed profile on that company or person. If used with the new, and effective facial recognition, and license plate software in use by law enforcement authorities, they could effectively cause political changes to take place in our government through manipulation of information, and selective leaks to the media. They could be the absolute puppet-master and we would be the minion puppets.

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Most of this type of data is called “Big Data” and requires a vast storage facility to allow for the manipulation of it. In addition it requires multiple “Super Computers” to actually analyze and quantify the data being harvested by them. This facility has been built in Bluffdale, Utah and is called the “Utah Data Center”, but it is officially called the “Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center”. It is approximately 1,000,000 square feet total with about 100,000 square feet just for data storage area. The cost for the facility is about $6 billion dollars. The tarfeathers.com administrator “Cb4life” stated in one of his comments that he wondered where Hillary Clinton lost $6 billion dollars at. This might be it. Its stated purpose is to support the “Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative” (CNCI).The Data Center has a 35,000 square foot power substation facility to supply power to it when on the power grid. The facility incorporates 12 cooling towers, 2 massive fuel tanks, 2 water towers, 4 huge power generation buildings, 2 massive chiller plants, and an administration building that occupies a small footprint near the center. It also has a very small visitors facility to passify the curious. It can operate for long periods of time when off the grid on its fuel reserves. To put it bluntly,… this is a huge, self-contained data collection facility! Big Brother has been born. He’s in Utah.

Recently a man in Nevada wanted to get a copy of his children’s school records because the State Board of Education was incorporating all school records into a multi-state consortium that shares students’ data. He wanted the copies in order to see what they were collecting on his children. The School Board said it would cost him $10,000 to get the copies!? Why? Does it cost the school that much to access students records? If it does their system is completely innefficient, and is absurd! No, what they are doing is abusing their power. This is why I have a problem with big data mining, and vanishing personal privacy. Similar to the Nevada Board of Education there is always an abuse of power when government is left unchecked and to its own devices. Most government employees are overpaid, and under-supervised. The exception to the rule is our military,… they are over-supervised and underpaid (but they do have cool toys). I know from personal experience.

I don’t want anyone reading this to get the wrong idea here. I am a believer in national security, and I am a stone-cold patriot with awards to prove it. I believe we need a comprehensive, global intelligence collecting data center to protect us from those that would love nothing better than to annihilate us and our way of life. I’m onboard with killing those killers who desperately deserve it! We also need balance. We need to be able to expect, or at least have a reasonable expectation, that we have privacy. Let’s face it, real privacy is a thing of the past, but “observable legal privacy” in our religious, political, social, educational, employment, and legal affairs should be an inalienable right even if facts about this information are known to the government. They should never be allowed to use them against us personally, or as a people to manipulate the masses. National defense should be the only reason to compile this information against companies, or persons suspected of treason, insurrection, cyber assault, or armed assault. Oversight by an authority that is truly loyal to the citizens of the U.S. should be incorporated here. Congress cannot be trusted. They are all self-centered, self-inflating, self-rationalizing “sell-outs”. They are the ones that need to be watched, just look at Roman history. No, it must be an entity that cannot be bought out by big money; an entity that doesn’t need to look at the collected data to protect the citizen or company from its exposure. I believe an “Independent Citizens Rights Commission” with full legal authority to impose legal protections for our citizens is what is needed here.

This is “Post One” of a two part blog post. “Post Two” (The Tor Project: Online Anonymity) addresses steps that we, as citizens can take to protect our families and selves against the growing trend of disappearing privacy. These steps are effective and are very secure against all tracking and net-presence with only a few exceptions.

05/16/14

The Tor Project: Online Anonymity

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Introducing the “Tor” Project. 1

Tor was originally designed, implemented, and deployed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory around 2005 for protecting U.S. Navy communications. It was envisioned long before that during “Desert Storm”. Today, it is used daily by normal people, the military, journalists, law enforcement officers, activists, and many others. Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers like in third world countries. Tor’s hidden services let users publish web sites and other services without needing to reveal the location of the site. Individuals also use Tor for socially sensitive communication: chat rooms and web forums for rape and abuse survivors, or people with controversial illnesses. The more people who use Tor actually is part of what makes it so secure. Tor hides you among the other users on the network, so the more populous and diverse the user base for Tor is, the more your anonymity will be protected.

Journalists use Tor to communicate more safely with whistleblowers and dissidents.

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use Tor to allow their workers to connect to their home website while they’re in a foreign country, without notifying everybody nearby that they’re working with that organization.

A branch of the U.S. Navy uses Tor for open source intelligence gathering, and one of its teams used Tor while deployed in the Middle East recently.

Law enforcement uses Tor for visiting or conducting surveillance on web sites without leaving government IP addresses in their web logs, and for security during sting operations.

Tor helps to reduce the risks by distributing your transactions over several places on the Internet, so no single point can link you to your destination. Instead of taking a direct route from source to destination, data packets on the Tor network take a random pathway through several relays that cover your tracks so no observer at any single point can tell where the data came from or where it’s going. Tor updates transactions and network circuits every ten minutes so your footprints are erased constantly.

The only flip-side to using Tor is the network delay due to the re-routing of your traffic. It does slow the web browser down considerably. I have mine setup so I can turn it on or off instantly depending on what I’m doing. It has been said that given the sheer numbers of people using Tor, that even the NSA has trouble collecting information when users incorporate Tor. Tor does not provide protection against end-to-end timing attacks: If your attacker can watch the traffic coming out of your computer, and also the traffic arriving at your chosen destination, he can use statistical analysis to discover that they are part of the same circuit. The NSA uses this type of collection method among others to retrieve data but it is difficult to track large traffic. Tor also has hidden services that can be used to publish web articles without the fear of censorship, or authorship tracking.

Ongoing trends in law, policy, and technology threaten anonymity as never before, undermining our ability to speak and read freely online. These trends also undermine national security and critical infrastructure by making communication among individuals, organizations, corporations, and governments more vulnerable to analysis. Each new user and relay provides additional diversity, enhancing Tor’s ability to put control over your security and privacy back into your hands. Become a Tor user and help the Tor Project to protect us all.

1  Information about Tor can be found on their website. The Tor Project is an “open source”, non-profit entity. This is a summary taken from their website. For more information about the Tor Project please visit: https://www.torproject.org/