Sunday’s Snippets

Sunday’s Snippets:

The Identity Ecosystem: Obama’s Plan for Internet Control (Right Side News)

[…]   if Congress falls in line with the Obama Administration’s dictates, all online communications services—including communications sent using texting platforms, BlackBerries, social networking sites, and other “peer to peer” communications software such as Skype—will be required to use technologies that would make it easier for the government to collect private communications and decode encrypted messages that Americans send. That doesn’t sound like any kind of “change we can believe in” to me.

When all is said and done, it doesn’t really matter what party controls the White House or Congress, because the objective of our bureaucratic government remains the same: total control—of the nation, of the internet, and ultimately of you and me.

Russian Cruise Missiles on US Soil (YourDaddy’s Politics)

A Russian weapons company is marketing a new missile system that is hidden inside an ordinary shipping container. It can turn a ship, train or truck into a long range missile launcher. Channel Two Action News anchor Justin Farmer investigated the threat and found officials at the Port of Savannah had never heard of the Club K Missile system.

It sounds like something out of a James Bond movie. A hidden cruise missile that can transform a shipping container into a missile launcher. The problem is it’s real and a Russian weapons company is advertising it for sale to anyone who has the cash to pay for it. Channel Two Action News went to the Port of Savannah to find out how the feds are combating this potential threat. They did not even know about it, until Farmer told them.

Obama’s Plan to Admit Mexican Trucks

[…]  Mexican trucks are known to be overweight and lacking in safety regulations we consider essential, such as anti-lock brakes. Mexico doesn’t have national databases that track drivers’ records, background checks, drug usage, and arrests, and it’s known to be easy to get a commercial driver’s license with a bribe.

Nevertheless, Obama’s Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, has announced he wants to admit Mexican trucks, and he thinks he can appease Congress by presenting on January 6 what he calls a “concept document.” It is two pages of bureaucratic pablum that does nothing to assure the safety of Americans on our highways and roads.

Gosnell,  Baby Feet Kick the Nation – UPDATES (The Anchoress)

A massacre perpetrated by a deranged man is not about the deranged man; it’s about “rhetoric.” But a massacre perpetrated by an abortion provider whose violations against laws of the nation and of humanity were overlooked for years is “not about abortion.” It’s about criminal behavior, and that’s all. But some of our most prominent politicians have voted against the very bill — the “born alive” bill — that defines such behavior as criminal. Meaning, I guess, that if only enough politicians had voted with Sen. Barack Obama, Gosnell’s behavior would not be “criminal” at all, and therefore we wouldn’t even be talking about it?

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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24 Responses to Sunday’s Snippets

  1. Bob Mack says:

    Well, we’ve finally discovered something that Obama doesn’t believe the government should control–murdering the unborn (or, as it’s euphemistically known amongst the Progressives, abortion): Obama Recalls Roe v. Wade, Backs Abortion Rights:

    “Government should not intrude on private family matters,” Obama said in a statement, adding that he also supports policies to prevented “unintended pregnancies.”

    If, as the left asserts, Palin & Beck are guilty of inciting death threats and violence, then Obama and the Democrats are by the same logic culpable in the Philadelphia abortion clinic murders.

  2. Ike Jakson says:

    Bob

    You have more than a mouthful here; it’s way too much to handle in one comment but I am interested in the first topic if I may ask.

    In the opening paragraph, all except the last line [“That doesn’t sound like any kind of “change we can believe in” to me.”], do you have any other links “linking” Obama to the viewpoints as you state? It is of particular interest to me because of developments on our side.

    I read your Soros Post and archived it for a reason; my life career was in Pension Funds and Employee Benefits such that I reckon I can say that I know something about money printing and international currency transfers and “moving” the money around a bit. Let me assure you that where I was beginning 1991 you had to blind or a total ignoramus not to see it. How did it happen? It all happened on The Internet, my friend.

    So, why do I ask the question? I have a suspicion [no proof. I am sorry to say] that there may be another hidden motive for “codifying” Internet Traffic. What do I mean? To protect the racketeers from some little twit sitting somewhere like Assange and blowing there cozy little schemes apart.

    Bob. You and I are both retired now and should be OK but anyone under 50 today. Well I am pleased that I am way beyond that. The younger guys have their Pension Fund moneys invested in less than paper value; you know that you can at least take those paper bills and recycle them into landfill material or something, but having your assets as an item on a computer chip is nothing Bob, nothing like in zilch.

    They aren’t moving assets over the Internet; all they are moving are computer entries; it’s all one big scam.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Morning, Ike. There’s an article in Federal Computer Week (‘Identity ecosystem’ to replace passwords, draft strategy suggests)

      The plan, named the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, would lay a blueprint for an online environment in which online transactions for both the public and private sectors are more secure and trusted. The strategy identifies the federal government as “primary enabler, first adopter and key supporter” of the identity ecosystem.

      […] trusted providers such as a bank would issue security credentials that would then be accepted by other online resources such as social networking sites and e-mail providers. Rather than using a user name and password, the person would have the credential on a device that would authenticate his or her identity to the computer and, by extension, to services that accept the credential. The strategy includes references to smart cards, USB drives, mobile devices, software certificates and trusted computing modules as possible authentication technologies.

      Which means the Feds would potentially be able to access the activities of everybody that uses the net to bank or blog or network via Facebook and Twitter. Or that uses a cellphone to connect to their voice mail. Oh, they’ll try & sell this totalitarian wet dream as completely innocent and efficient–in fact, the example they use in the cited article is of a poor woman with no other way to access her husband’s financial information–but in the real world, such a proposition carries far more nefarious implications for both the individual and the economy. I believe your suspicions are well founded, Ike.

      • Ike Jakson says:

        Bob

        Thanks for our reply.

        I have a very big wide smile on my aging countenance from your “believe your suspicions are well founded” in the very last line.

        To say anymore will require three thick book volumes in print so I will just add that my views are not based on suspicions but on what I have seen with my own eyes.

        We will come back to this subject because “the future will bring us back” to it but letting the Government in to participate with the crooks is like getting a pack of wolves to guard the little lambs.

        You guys in America must guard against “free definitions of Freedom” when there is but a thin line between freedom and anarchy in the modern world. It used to be different but issues have become so clouded by politics that people are confused. How, for instance [it is a big thing here on our side] do you reconcile the right of a brutal rapist to live when he has just raped a six months old baby girl six times? How do you reconcile that with the little victim’s right to happiness and the duty of the State to protect her against molestation?

        I am sure you know what a “hung Parliament” is in the UK, as they indeed have right now since their last election. There is a saying out here that if we had not abolished the death penalty before 1994 we would have had a full “hung Parliament” by 1995 if an open Court had tried these guys for their deeds. Actually some are saying that is really why the death penalty was abolished and the rapist acquired his right to live.

        Sorry, I have just gone off topic. I think I must give blogging a long rest.

  3. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Bob and all my Patriot Friends. Ah yes the Sanctity of Life and the Obama Agenda. A crossroads that reveals the inner Obama.

  4. all online communications services—including communications sent using texting platforms, BlackBerries, social networking sites, and other “peer to peer” communications software such as Skype—will be required to use technologies that would make it easier for the government to collect private communications and decode encrypted messages that Americans send

    The Obama administration wants to control us little guys because we are the dissenters and cover the stories that the mainstream media will not disseminate.

    I also think that Ike has a point about not wanting some little guy to bring down their schemes.

    • AFVET says:

      Obama’s regulatory CZARS will make sure that there is not too much information ‘out there’.
      Obama himself stated last year that there was too much info floating around.
      He is banking on stopping it before he is taken down by destroying the sources.
      I think the man is afraid of the American People. He should be afraid of common sense conservatism.
      The People who have the audacity to question anything in his past have the right to pose questions, and to challenge him as to just who he is.
      His constant denials to release info has presented many people to suspect his eligibility to retain the office of the POTUS.

      I submit that Obama’s ‘house of cards’ is beginning to teeter.
      We will see attempts to shim the table legs during the next two years, but the floor is moving, and no amount of reinforcement will prevent it.

      • Bob Mack says:

        That house of cards can’t teeter fast enough for me, AFVET. And the sooner Congress does away with the Czars, the better. The Senate needs to take its “advise & consent” mandate a bit more seriously.

    • Bob Mack says:

      We’re the new Underground Press, AOW, without the hippies, leftists, druggies, and deranged cartoonists that inhabited the UP in the ’60s. I too think Ike is onto something.

  5. samhenry says:

    Bob

    Between the Federal plan and RFID chips, we will be tracked like bunnies leaving tracks in the snow. Obama went to Facebook management when he was a candidate and asked for help with his database, Organizing for Obama [now morphed into Organizing for America]. Facebook and Google employees work in the administration. I cannot believe that those two companies do not cooperate with the feds to track us.

    Google and Facebook keep pushing you to flesh out your profile for ridiculous reasons. You need to hit those “like” buttons – why? That is how Facebook tracks what websites you visit on the web – it helps them flesh out your profile for you. You can’t even turn off the location function in Google:

    “The customization of search results based on location is an important component of a consistent, high-quality search experience. Therefore, we haven’t provided a way to turn off location customization, although we’ve made it easy for you to set your own location or to customize using a general location as broad as the country that matches your local domain.”

    In short, we are already “trapped.” So as long as we are, feed me some convenience like no more password EXCEPT – can we trust the little federal database managers? Reminds me of Wikileaks.

    Gentlemen, where do we begin to simplify our lives and make them safe again? Oy

  6. samhenry says:

    AFVET – Notice how when you search these days you don’t pull in as much information as you used to? And it is not all due to news sources protecting their articles from free distribution – my theory only.

  7. samhenry says:

    IKE – you are probably correct when you say:

    for “codifying” Internet Traffic. What do I mean? To protect the racketeers from some little twit sitting somewhere like Assange and blowing there cozy little schemes apart.

    But having worked in IT I have to say there will always be a way to beat the system if you are determined. And you need to pray the determined soul is on your side. This push to bigness is frightening but will take time. I know you know how long it takes to bring various computer systems into sync when a company is taken over? Hell, the Department of Homeland Security oversees multiple databases in multiple agencies and that is the core of their problem making sure the no fly lists are up to date at the airport. I could be all wet here.

  8. samhenry says:

    Bob

    On your “about” page you said:

    Learned that most of the radicals were the ones teaching the classes.

    You are so right about that. I paid for my education and I went to class one day and the professor told me to go out and demonstrate in the quad with the other students. I told him my preference was to have class first and then let the others protest.

    And the head of the SDS used to sit comfortably in the Student Union eating large, juicy hamburgers. I called him to his face Goddam [insert his last hame] – it was one word like a url. I told him one day as he launched into his burger: “you don’t know the first thing about sacrificing for that in which you truly believe. It’s real easy to sit in the warmth of the Student Union and eat yourself silly. Either you’re a starving idealist or a dutiful serviceman in a cold fox hole. You’re neither. Buzz off.”

    Mind you, he was a very tall, fat guy. I was 5’2″ and skinny in those days.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hi Sam. Glad you stopped by. Your opinion of the radicals of the ’60s certainly dovetails with mine. I have now & had then little regard for the self-absorbed, vindictive narcissists of the left. And since many of them have now become Federal employees, I think I’ll pass on the trust–hey, all of us conservative bloggers are probably on a hard drive labeled “enemies” somewhere in the Oval Office…

      • samhenry says:

        As things stand now, I’m kinda sorta independent with conservative leanings. Can I still visit? I confess I voted for the SOB because I did not like the Republican ticket. I thought McCain was kind of loosing it. I was not sure about Palin but if I had it to do all over again, things would be different. I am a born-again independent/conservative believe me. I am still not sure about Palin but I will defend her to the death against all of the “stuff” thrown at her. The most ridiculous thing today – they say she’s dead in the water because Todd strayed. That is the most laughable thing I have ever heard. She is laying low and reloading – they’ll see. As Jeb Bush said: if she’s the candidate, I’m behind her. I’ve just been slow to see how far gone the country is. I had to start blogging….

  9. samhenry says:

    PS, Bob. I may be too old for your crowd. You and AFVET and Sami are all of an age i think. I’m 69. I’m over 2/3 gone. Hope I can visit until senility sets in.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Ha! Well, some folks say 60 is the new 40, Sam, though I think the ones that say it are probably wistful 60-somethings. You only have a few years on me.

    • AFVET says:

      Wisdom has no age limit SamHenry.
      I don’t google unless I have to, and that is very infrequently.
      Computers generate trails, otherwise you would have to log on every time you visit this blogsite.
      Watch where you google, and who you google.
      The administration is watching you and US.
      BTW, I turn 60 in July.
      Knowledge and experience are essential.
      Wisdom will be the result.
      Common sense is something you are born with.

      • Bob Mack says:

        Sage advice, AFVET. I also recommend using a wash program regularly to dust & bleach those trails. Prudence is necessary when you’re dealing with an adminstration like this one:

        An anti-American Chinese propaganda song was performed at the White House last week as part of the festivities welcoming Communist Party leader Hu Jintao to the United States.

        The song, known as “My Motherland,” was used as the theme song for the Mao-era Chinese war film “Battle on Shagganling Mountain,” reports The Epoch Times. Both the film and the song tell of a besieged group of Communist Chinese regulars fighting and defeating U.S. forces during the Korean War. […]

  10. Angel says:

    wow BOB..can things get any worse under this admin?..I think not my friend………….

  11. samhenry says:

    RE Playing Anti-American songs at the White House. How soon they forget the flying tigers. My Dad tested their planes and we knew 2 of them – one from our area. We also had a friend with CNA. I guess during the revolution they burned the history books too. And all of that happened before there was a Taiwan of political color opposed to the Mainland. I probably have this all mixed up – old age makes things fit together that would otherwise not fit. LOL.

    • Bob Mack says:

      How soon they forget, is right: The 1st American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers)

      Sewn onto the back of leather flying jackets worn by the pilots of the American Volunteer Group, the “Blood Chit” or “Xuefu” was worn to identify the “Flying Tigers” to the Chinese people. The national flag of China identified the pilot as a member of the Chinese Air Force and the message written in the Chinese language stated that the wearer of the jacket was an American airman who had come to China to help in the fighting and requested all Chinese soldiers and civilians to rescue and protect him. Though developed specifically for the pilots of American Volunteer Group, a large number of all the American airmen who flew in China would fly with jackets that carried a Blood Chit. Today, these leather-flying jackets and their “Blood Chits,” are prized by museums and collectors all over the world.

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