Tuesday, October 1, 2013

(Wisconsin) State Taking Pictures of Licenses Plates? What?!

I'm watching Fox 11 at home right now, and I really need to vent about this while I still have the freedom of speech to do so. Now the state of Wisconsin is taking pictures of license plates for "compliance reasons?"

What?! See how this government NSA breach of privacy trickles down and affects people?? Seriously, I don't even know what else to say! I'm just speechless. 

And the worst part about it is the newscasters as well as citizens making excuses for it -- making it seem okay. 

How close to communism are we? 

Is Government Shutdown Just a Distraction from the Real Issues (Possible Socialism or Communism)?

Any time something like a government shutdown or other major political newsworthy event occurs, it makes me wonder. Is it just a distraction from the real issues?

It always makes me wonder if it's a way for the government to divert attention away from government authorities in Congress and the White House who want to abuse national power. It's these major events that occur during which the government could get away with just about anything -- at least that's what it seems in my eyes.

Who  knows what really goes on behind those White House gates during a shutdown  It's scary, thinking about how Senate and House convenes even though large portions of the government are now closed to the public. 

All I can say is, I plan to say what I want to say in the time being while I still have the freedom to say it. Watch out people, because your freedom could be taken from you faster than you can vote against total government control of the people. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Memo to Congress: Money Doesn't Grow on Flag Poles

In light of recent threats to shut down the U.S. government by October 1st, I have a memo to send to Congress...

Money doesn't grow on U.S. flag poles, in case you haven't noticed.  Eventually we'll run out!

Eventually we have to stop spending money, and Obama has to stop refusing to negotiate. Where does he come off thinking we can just use our money for whatever we want?

He has some nerve. It's almost like a irresponsible spouse taking money out of an account that is not (only) his or hers but someone else's as well. It's just not right, and I hope the more sensible side of this issue (not as political parties but as responsible individuals) win. 

If a government shutdown occurs on Tuesday, I say we all blame Obama and his stubbornness to execute is useless, un-affordable health Obamacare no matter who it hurts. 

Of course, too much spending is also a great way for us to eventually create international enemies. What if we can never pay our forgeign debtors back? What's going to become us? Disaster?

Is that what Obama and Congress wants? Grow up, or move over and let someone else have your seat!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Technology: Could It Be Used To Start A Conspiracy?

Maybe I should stop watch movies where the center of corruption is always some high-tech government base. Either that or I should get less cynical friends.

I know a lot of people who are afraid of technology. They might even say it's the cause of most modern conspiracies — or perhaps always was the cause of the widening of the gap between the rich and the poor.

But Why Such Paranoia About Technology?

Just think of the way people worship the latest computer, gadget, or device that hits the store shelves. Anytime I look at social networks buzzing about the next new smartphone, I wouldn't guess at all there could be a downside to technology at all.

However, as I sometimes sit and listen to my friends ramble on one night, I think it finally hit me. I actually started to realize they had a point. Technology — as useful as it can be -- could possibly be the center of many conspiracies.

A Fictitious Example Based On Truth

This scenario I'm about to make up really is not true. If it does resemble any incident in real life, that would be purely coincidental.

I could target Apple and Samsung, but that would be too easy. Besides, I already did that in a different post. Therefore, I will use a made-up example of two entirely different corporations.

I got it. Let's say a major executive from Dell decides to meet a stressed-out, entry-level employee from Gateway. This person of higher authority at Dell could sweet-talk this peon employee into all kinds of deals promising that this lower-level employee could make more money than he ever dreamed. However, that employee who works paycheck to paycheck may have to break Gateway confidentiality laws in order to make money.

Maybe these two persons from rival companies would join forces and create an empire of their own. Otherwise, they could steal ideas from one another and go their separate ways.

Either way, they are taking information from major corporations who own patents, copyrights and trademarks. They take this data and they create their own products and possibly make a fortune. They may encounter a lawsuit or they may not, but either way this sort of scenario could explain why so many people are paranoid.

On The Way To a Sting Operation

The kind of sting operation I'm talking about is not the one you hear about regarding the city streets. No, I'm talking about high-power government officials teaming up with large companies—not necessarily the ones mentioned or even any local bank—but some large companies.

The trickling starts from the top working its way down. At the bottom is the struggling American looking for a way to make an extra dollar, and perhaps we really can blame technology. Still, greed is the real culprit.