The New ‘Mark of the Beast’ has Investigators Lovin’ It

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5 Responses

  1. NoDonutsInThisSquad


    Love your style of writing. Great analogy to what is occurring in 2012 to bibilcal times. At an Easter gathering with some relatives last weekend we talked about cell phone apps and who sees that information. Some of those there thought I was paranoid even though I work for one of the agencies with the technology. If an American got up this morning and thought they had privacy, well they are just dead wrong. Privacy in the country is dead. Freedom is next.

    April 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

  2. Corky

    Sir, you are way out a head of the curve on this. Only a few bloggers have taken the time to figure out the government’s power grab out.

    April 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

  3. Johnny V.

    Hey Steve,

    In our police surveilllance class we just finished a segment on cellular telephone tracking. These intelligence fusion units (Milwaukee operates one) can watch anyone with a cell phone in real time without a warrant or anything. Here is another interesting item. There is a company called Epic in San Antonio. Let’s say that someone who knows the police are tracking them dumps their cell phone. Epic can scan the phone numbers that they’ve been calling and once they get a knew phone can identify the person who dumped the old one with 95 percent accuracy.

    Why isn’t anyone at the JS or other media outlets in town or even throughout the country bringing this Big Brother in our faces to the public’s attention? I think the MSM is in the tank with the government on this. Read this article at Wired Magazine about the National Security Agency building a new $2 billion complex in Utah that monitors every phone call and every transaction that takes place.

    I know you were one hard charging homicide detective. It is heartening to see you informing your readers about the loss of our freedom.

    April 16, 2012 at 2:00 am

  4. Jim L.

    Well, it sure is good to see everyone waking up to the tyranny that is being crammed down our throats. As Johnny V. mentioned the Wired magazine has lots of articles coming right out telling us that our privacy is a thing of the past. I’m pretty sure there was an article by the head of the CIA a little while ago in “Wired” bragging about how there will be cameras with microphones in dishwashers. Of course like everything else it’s to protect us from terrortists.

    The foreign bankers that run our government are using these technocrats to run everything because we’re to stupid to govern ourselves. I think it was economist magazine that said world government will be the answer to all the problems and national sovereignty is a thing of the past. Of course they leave out the fact that they created all the problems to begin with…again they’re favorite game of problem-reaction-solution.

    I just can’t stomach listening to these people on WISN or FOX anymore. They are either stupid and don’t get it or most likely owned by the globalist banking cartels that own the media. In other words they are distracting us with issues that don’t really matter at the end of the day. And most of the things they talk about mean nothing if we don’t have our constitution and bill of rights. Most people in the media are in the business of deception and distraction. Look at how they are dragging this Travon Martin case all over. They are really trying to get a race war going. I hope more police and military see what is going on and understand they are being controlled by criminals.

    April 17, 2012 at 10:18 am

  5. Steve Spingola

    Jim and Johnny,

    As you can tell by many of my recent blog posts, I share many of your concerns. I know that info has been passed to mainstream media outlets in Milwaukee and throughout the country by myself or SF’s staff, but none of these outlets has covered the post-9/11 surveillance state. Is the MSM “in the tank,” as Johnny claims? I wouldn’t go that far. However, the MSM is either fearful of the federal government or its reporters do not have the wherewithal to adequately understand the scope and depth of the surveillance state.

    One of the callers to Jay Weber’s show got it right last week when he said the problem with government monitoring the public and collecting data on individuals is “Joe the Plumber.” In 2008, Joe dared ask candidate Obama about his small business tax plan. Soon, a Democrat bureaucrat in Ohio state government accessed a government database and obained personal info on Joe the Plumber, which was later leaked to the media.

    You see, the surveillance state not only monitors all Americans it also collects and stores data on them. Consequently, when someone asks a tough question of a government official or dares challenge the president or other prominent members of the government, these political hacks will have access to some very personal information that can be used to quell public discourse.

    According to the Rutherford Institute, the NSA has recorded 20 trillion telephone calls since 9/11. One can just imagine the sensitive nature of many of these calls: appointments with psychiatrists, discussions about medical issues, a disclosure that someone’s daughter had an abortion, and otherwise very private details of people’s personal lives that Title III of the Omnibus Crime Act, which prohibits wiretapping absent a court order, is supposed to protect.

    As J. Edgar Hoover duly noted as he routinely wiretapped political activists absent court orders: information is power.

    And the problem is global. The British government is just as Orwellian.

    Many law enforcement officers absolutely rellish having access to surveillance state info provided by federally subsidized fusion centers, which can and do monitor cellular telephone locations in real time. Yet they have sons and daughters, too, and thse LE personnel need to ask themselves: is this really the world I want to live in?

    April 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

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