Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 1984, ban, basketball hoop ban, big brother, civil rights, eminent domain, government, government bureaucracy, government bureaucrats, government control, government takeover, libertarians, nanny state, neighborhoods, Oppression, orwell, Police State, us constitution
Government takes childrens basketball hoops
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 1984, Airport Security, big brother, checkpoint, database, DHS, DNA, DNA database, government control, government takeover, homeland security, nanny state, netbio, orwell, Police State, richard selden, surveillance, War On Terror
DHS plans scanning DNA at checkpoints
February 28, 2011
Just when you think the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has enough wonderful toys to keep them busy, they go out and add another. Get ready to have your DNA screened by the DHS.
According to The Daily, DHS has plans to begin testing a portable DNA scanner. The device has not been revealed, but it reportedly resembles a desktop printer. It is expected to make genetic tests far more common, especially in cases related to refugees, human trafficking and immigration. Experts think it will soon make its way into everyday medical and law enforcement usage.
All it takes is a swab of saliva and security personnel can use the machine to gather genetic intelligence in less than an hour. The tests show personal details about one’s ethnicity, race and lineage. Current DNA test methods sometimes take several weeks.
Here’s a nice little quote from Richard Selden, the executive chairman of NetBio, the company that developed the scanners:
“This can be done in real time with no technical expertise. DNA information has the potential to become part of the fabric of day-to-day life, and this facilitates the process.”
Do you know what that means? It means that lowly, DHS approved morons are going to be in charge of gathering your DNA and running it into a machine. This company NetBio has stuck to the fast food mentality and taken something complicated like DNA science and made it really simple like the idiot proof fryer at KFC.
That’s great, people with a KFC IQ taking our DNA while employed for the government. That could only happen in America I tell you what.
The DHS is now going to sell people on taking DNA from them at checkpoints or whatever other situations they set up. Hell, they’ll probably start taking DNA as requirement for flying just to make sure you don’t have too much terrorist DNA in your blood.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: africa, corruption, Dictatorship, Empire, government crimes, human rights, nanny state, Oppression, Police State, third world country, torture, Youtube, zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Prof Arrested, Tortured for Watching Viral Vids
February 25, 2011
Munyaradzi Gwisai, a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe’s law school, was showing internet videos about the tumult sweeping across North Africa to students and activists last Saturday, when state security agents burst into his office.
The agents seized laptop computers, DVD discs and a video projector before arresting 45 people, including Gwisai, who runs the Labor Law Center at the University of Zimbabwe. All 45 have been charged with treason — which can carry a sentence of life imprisonment or death — for, in essence, watching viral videos.
Gwisai and five others were brutally tortured during the next 72 hours, he testified Thursday at an initial hearing.
There were “assaults all over the detainees’ bodies, under their feet and buttocks through the use of broomsticks, metal rods, pieces of timber, open palms and some blunt objects,” The Zimbabwean newspaper reports, in an account of the court proceedings.
Under dictator Robert Mugabe, watching internet videos in Zimbabwe can be a capital offense, it would seem. The videos included BBC World News and Al-Jazeera clips, which Gwisai had downloaded from Kubatana, a web-based activist group in Zimbabwe.
Nine out of 10 people lack internet access in Zimbabwe, and cable TV is an extravagant luxury. DStv, the monopoly satellite provider, costs $70 per month –- out of reach for most people in a country where teachers make $150 per month.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 1984, agriculture, big brother, camera ban, corruption, Dictatorship, Empire, farm, farming, fascism, felony, florida, Jim Norman, justice system, nanny state, orwell, PETA, photograph, photographing, Police State, prison industrial complex, SB 1246, Senate, stupid laws, us constitution, Washington D.C.
Photographing cows or other farm scenery could land you in jail under Senate bill
February 23, 2011
Taking photographs from the roadside of a sunrise over hay bales near the Suwannee River, horses grazing near Ocala or sunset over citrus groves along the Indian River could land you in jail under a Senate bill filed Monday.
SB 1246 by Sen. Jim Norman, R-Tampa, would make it a first-degree felony to photograph a farm without first obtaining written permission from the owner. A farm is defined as any land “cultivated for the purpose of agricultural production, the raising and breeding of domestic animals or the storage of a commodity.”
Media law experts say the ban would violate freedoms protected in the U. S. Constitution. But Wilton Simpson, a farmer who lives in Norman’s district, said the bill is needed to protect the property rights of farmers and the “intellectual property” involving farm operations.
Simpson, president of Simpson Farms near Dade City, said the law would prevent people from posing as farmworkers so that they can secretly film agricultural operations.
He said he could not name an instance in which that happened. But animal rights groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Animal Freedom display undercover videos on their web sites to make their case that livestock farming and meat consumption are cruel.
Jeff Kerr, general counsel for PETA, said the state should be ashamed that such a bill would be introduced.
“Mr. Norman should be filing bills to throw the doors of animal producers wide open to show the public where their food comes from rather than criminalizing those who would show animal cruelty,” he said.
Simpson agreed the bill would make it illegal to photograph a farm from a roadside without written permission. Norman could not be reached for comment.
Judy Dalglish, executive director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said shooting property from a roadside or from the air is legal. The bill “is just flat-out unconstitutional not to mention stupid,” she said.
And she said there are laws already to prosecute trespassing onto property without permission. And if someone poses as a farm employee to shoot undercover video, they can be fired and possibly sued.
“Why pass a law you know will not stand constitutional muster?” Dalglish said.
Simpson said he doesn’t think that “innocent” roadside photography would be prosecuted even if the bill is passed as introduced.
“Farmers are a common-sense people,” he said. “A tourist who stops and takes a picture of cows — I would not imagine any farmer in the state of Florida that cares about that at all.”
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: australia, Cannabis, criminalization, criminalize, datura, Dictatorship, DMT, drug war, drugs, Empire, government bureaucracy, health and environment, justice system, mescaline, nanny state, permaculture, Police State, prison industrial complex, psilocybin, salvia, war on drugs
Australia to ban 1000s of plants including national flower
February 22, 2011
Legislation being proposed in Australia would criminalize most permaculturists, farmers, gardeners, nurseries and bush regenerators by banning any plant that contains DMT – a naturally-occurring hallucinogen. Five plants are currently criminalized, but the new list will include hundreds (possibly thousands) of other species that are common garden plants and include a significant number of common native plants including the national flower, the wattle. [Image: Australia’s National Flower, Acacia pycnantha]
The purpose of this new legislation is supposedly to stop major drug trafficking, yet many of the targeted plants have never been traded for drugs and have no value as drug plants, because they only contain traces of the compounds.
The proposed laws will make hundreds or possibly thousands of plants illegal. Many of these are common garden plants that honest, law abiding citizens have legally grown for as long as they remember. The laws will affect the commercial propagators, nurseries, farmers, collectors, botanic gardens, seed merchants, landcare groups and most gardeners.
- Farmers may need to change their pasture grasses and legumes.
- Gardeners, collectors, and botanic gardens will have to remove precious plants from their collections.
- Landcare and dunecare groups may no longer work with the species they are used to and that are native to their region.
- Nurseries may no longer propagate many of the plants they normally propagate.
- Botanists may no longer collect samples from many plants.
- Seedbanks will need to destroy many of their precious seeds.
DMT (dimethyltryptamine) is ubiquitous in nature and is likely to be present in thousands of species. If DMT is found in one species within a genus then it is likely to be found in other species of that genus. Some common plants include grasses, wattles, peas, nutmeg, screwpines, buckwheat, citrus trees, and violets. Also included are legumes, the Leopard tree, Honey Locust, wisteria and cattle forage plants like Desmodium, wetland plants such as the Common Rush (Phragmites), and common pasture grasses (Phalaris spp) — even the ice plants in your Granny’s rock garden would be effected by the legislation.
The existing schedule of criminalized plants include:
1. Any plant of the genus Cannabis
2. Enhanced cultivation of any plant of the genus Cannabis
3. Any plant of the genus Erythroxylum from which cocaine can be extracted […] incl E.coca & E.nova-granatense
4. Papaver bracteatum
5. Papaver somniferum
6. All fungi that contain PSILOCIN
7. All fungi that contain PSILOCYBIN
The proposed new schedule will include:
8. Any plant containing MESCALINE including any plant of the genus Lophophora
9. Any plant containing DMT including any plant of the species Piptadenia Peregrine
10. Salvia divinorum (Diviners Sage)
11. Mitragyna speciosa (Kratom)
12. Catha edulis (Khat)
13. Any species of the genus Ephedra which contains ephedrine
14. Any species of the genus Brugmansia
15. Any species of the genus Datura.
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Girl Scout Cookie Stand Shut Down By Police