FPR Blog 9: NSA Bulk Collection provision expires.Updated 6.1.15 Huge dent in the Patriot Act.

{{{Update}}} Tuesday June 1, 2015.

So the senate let it die, a slow death...

I guess a loss for the GOP would have been too hard to swallow. So, screw it, don't have the vote. Don't show Americans that you guys can agree on something very important.

Something the president said he would sign...

This would have been one of those  moments where, 'We The People' could have said, "wow, they actually agreed on something right for us".

Maybe the vote would have been to close and somebody didn't want to risk it.

Maybe they didn't want to look like the oppressors they are.

Who knows, but after that leak, this should not have been a hard problem to solve.

There should have been a cease and desist order on all tapping. (Below is some information on a court ruling that appealed Section 215 of the Patriot Act.)

FPR Blog 8: You may want to know these 5 Surveillance Sites (AnonOp)

AnonHQ is reporting that there are five surveillance sites you need to be aware of...

The article goes into full detail on the surveillance sites and the type of system we're dealing with.

For instance, in the movie 'Minority Report' the main character walks into a store and is immediately recognized through retinal recognition software.

Anon HQ explains a similar type of software being used by retailers. As well as infrastructure systems and an entire city...

Number 1.

Shopper Tracking. (I'm calling it this because they didn't give the first one a name /':...)

"Tracking shoppers to gather information about target markets is becoming a reality in our tech-savvy world. Shopperception is a company which is offering large retailers like Walmart, motion-sensor cameras which can be deployed in places such as the eyes of mannequins. Along with this technology comes facial recognition software, that enables marketing strategists to assess how long it takes for you to make the decision to buy or not"...

You tell people this and they act like they know...

"Oh yeah, please, that's been happening forever".

Actually, no it hasn't. It's only now happening because of our reckless spending and lack of self-control.

Our technological age is being wasted on gadgets and monitoring. Due, in part of our need, to have as much as we can.

The more debt 'they' let us accumulate the more we're willing to give them all of our information.

"Want no interest for a year? Allow us to do a DNA swab and fill out this entire 20-page form, then stand in line for your eye to get LAYERED".

FPR Blog 7: How Do We Justify This One, Officer?

Ok, so let's hear the reasoning behind this one officer...

I'm so tired of cops finding a reason for another cop's bad acts.

Not one I come across can admit when one of their own was just WRONG!

I love cops, we need them and I respect them. But, this is not proper police conduct. This isn't even abuse of power.

I can't even call it senseless because that would mean these cops weren't thinking. They would need a brain to not think.

These cops shouldn't be allowed to wear a badge, let alone carry a gun.

FPR Blog 6: Crimes Against Humanity; Exposing Child Protective Services.

There are so many issues being debated these days, that it's hard to keep track of all of them.

We know of the really stupid, popular ones and a couple that could be important, but we don't really know what's what, because the media doesn't cover anything other than what will get them ratings..

They show us disasters and riots because "they care". They cover round the clock stories about a lion being killed in Africa because "they care". The truth is, nothing sells commercials like misery and sorrow, sprinkled with a creature feature and all ending with hope and more war.

There's one issue that should be at the top of the list, but these days headlines are reserved for lions and blowhards.

I'm talking about the ones who's job it is to protect parentless kids. Child Protective Services gets to play judge, jury and executioner with children's lives, but who's judging them?

I would think people would be outraged with the way these "throw away" kids are treated, but there's something more important to them than at risk kids...


FPR Blog 5: A Subconscious War. Battlefield; Cyberspace.

I've said before that I support whistle-blowers and hacktivists, as long as they're fighting injustice. Exposing abuse of power, corruption and so much more sinister stuff. How can you not support these brave souls? They live in complete secrecy.

They sacrifice themselves and all, but one keep their mouth shut and do their 3 to 10, to even a 105-year prison term.

This is not for breaking laws, but exposing flaws and corruption at every level.

I know that there are very important laws for treason, but exposing the violation of those laws by governments and corporations is just as important as maintaining them.

I can't sit quietly while the people we trust to protect us are hurting us.

FPR Blog 4: The leaders cave to the masses. House Votes to End NSA’s Bulk Collection program.

It seems like everyone I speak to about issues of government, corporate corruption, mass surveillance & the private intelligence companies is interested in what's going on. But, immediately following their curiosity, they remind me that we're trapped. "That's the world today, there's no escaping it". "How else will they catch terrorists". "I don't do anything illegal so they can look at my emails all they want. I have nothing to hide".

It pains me to hear so many people sound so programmed...

There aren't too many people that believe this country can change for the better. Who can blame them? Crooked politicians, spies, and the elite get away with everything. Sure they have to pay up a little, but they never feel the consequences of their actions.

Unfortunately for us, their wrong doings fall on our laps. We the people are the ones that pay. We pay by way of taxes that fund these agencies that trample on our rights.

In essence, we are paying for our own downfall. I don't understand why most of the population is ok with this.

FPR Blog 3: False leaders & their followers.

I've always asked myself; Why aren't there honest people running for president?
I then began to realize, It's not that we don't have honest and good 'career politicians' running for the oval office because we do. It's because the media doesn't give them ANY airtime. Some networks or news shows that have debates and discussions don't invite certain candidates. If they are invited, they don't get many questions directed to them.

It's not in the news networks' best interest to give airtime to a politician who's policies can jeopardize the corporate company that owns said network. Nor let slip away the corporations that pay millions of dollars for advertising airtime.

FPR Blog 2: NBC Alters story of news team kidnapping in Syria.

Hey truth seekers, here's another unbelievable, but conceivable mainstream media cover up...

This has nothing to do with Brian Williams mistaking a tree for a dead body or not knowing the exact distance of where a bomb went off.

That's what I think happened there...

Actually let me take a minute to tell you the difference between what Williams did and what I'm about to tell you the network that fired him pulled, which, by the way, is disgusting compared to Williams' issue.

Brian Williams, an aging desk anchor felt like getting his hands dirty like the old days. He wasn't going to actually get near death, but he wanted to seem like he still had it. Stupid, but not sinister.