Hollywood would never dream of a plot line in which the power hungry tyrants in their country’s capital actively encourage anyone to disregard the rules that are spewed from the same capital. Yet, in DC, the hardened statist’s paradise, the Obama Administration has actively encouraged military contractors to ignore the WARN Act, according to Timothy…Details
originally posted at The New American Magazine
Although certain people reportedly playing key roles in the web-like leadership structure of TrapWire deny their involvement with the massive surveillance system, there is evidence that the engine driving this global company runs on the ambition of a common core of officers and directors.
Given the potential flood of legal challenges to its constitutionality, the corporation believed to be behind TrapWire is heading for higher ground, denying any association with the surveillance technology.
In a statement published on its website on August 13, Cubic Corporation attempted to sever the ties binding it to TrapWire. “Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) acquired Abraxas Corporation on December 20, 2010. Abraxas Corporation then and now has no affiliation with Abraxas Applications now known as Trapwire, Inc. Erroneous reports have linked the company with Trapwire, Inc.,” the company insisted.
Despite such denials, many are rightly worried about any corporate connection — no matter how tenuous — between Cubic and TrapWire given the former’s access to the personal data of Americans through its other corporate interests. The synergy of such access with a massive surveillance apparatus could threaten the privacy of millions, as well as the freedom from unwarranted searches and seizures protected by the Fourth Amendment.
As for the scope and significance of TrapWire, the size of it cannot be exaggerated.Details
Seventeen states already have medical marijuana laws on the books, but now Colorado, Oregon and Washington want to expand that to recreational use. Initiative 502, the Washington marijuana measure, is ahead 57-33 percent with 10 percent undecided. Its backers include Seattle’s former top FBI agent. In defiance of federal law, Initiative 502 would allow people…Details
Yesterday, the General Government Committee of the Oakland County (Michigan) Board of Commissioners unanimously (with two absences) passed the revised Liberty Preservation Resolution (#12208) which had been introduced by Commissioner Jim Runestad of White Lake.
Numerous Michigan Patriots (and a distinguished visitor from Ohio, Dan Johnson founder of People Against the NDAA) spoke in favor of the resolution and in opposition to the indefinite detention sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA. No one took the opposite position.
The speakers included David Lonier, Pauline and John Holten, Burke Cueny, Dan Johnson, Dennis Marburger, Commissioner Bill Sage of Allegan County, Ninth District Congressional Nominee Don Volaric, Darrell Johnson and Michigan Tenth Amendment Center Coordinator Shane Trejo.Details