Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Privacy Redefined - The continued power drain

The first part of this article is the scary part.

The government says it's time citizens redefine privacy rights in the United States. This is true, in part. Many Internet users don't fully understand that anything broadcast on the Internet can't really be considered "private" in terms of anonymity anymore. The vast majority of communication done online, such as email, is broadcast over the Internet in cleartext, which is text readable by any human being without any decryption software.

But unlike what Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence, suggests, this is not an open invitation for the government to step in to help protect financial and other personal information. The same idea that we want to keep this information secret from everyone, including the government, is still just the same.

Since when has the government ever shown itself to be worthy of that kind of power? Every single time the government gets more power, it always abuses it. We have seen it time and time again, and even seen it break the law with impudence as recently as last year! When will be the people get it and stand up to this power hungry government? We must starve the beat, stop the machine, before we all get trampled!

The only question that will remain will be if one says is determined to be a vague threat to national security. Just think: One little joke sent in an email could land a person on the no-fly list without trial, notice or warning.

You just have to trust the government to have a sense of humor when reading your email.

At least somebody can see the light. At least one party is diligently working to preserve our liberties, while the government and party line lackies continue to chop away at that precious freedom our fore fathers bled to preserve.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bush Iraq Lies

The summary of the lies that got us into Iraq.

"Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent.”

State of the Union Address – 1/28/2003

Zero Chemical Weapons Found
Not a drop of any chemical weapons has been found anywhere in Iraq


“U.S. intelligence indicates that Saddam Hussein
had upwards of 30,000 munitions capable
of delivering chemical agents.”

State of the Union Address – 1/28/2003

Zero Munitions Found
Not a single chemical weapon’s munition has been found anywhere in Iraq


“We have also discovered through intelligence
that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas."

State of the Union Address – 1/28/2003

Zero Aerial Vehicles Found
Not a single aerial vehicle capable of dispersing chemical or biological weapons, has been found anywhere in Iraq

"Evidence from intelligence sources, secret communications and statements by people
now in custody reveal that
Saddam Hussein aids and protects terrorists, including members of Al Qaida."

State of the Union Address – 1/28/2003

Zero Al Qaeda Connection

To date, not a shred of evidence connecting Hussein with Al Qaida or any other known terrorist organizations have been revealed.
(besides certain Palestinian groups who represent no direct threat to the US)


"Our intelligence sources tell us that he (Saddam) has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production."

State of the Union Address – 1/28/2003

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as well as dozens of leading scientists declared said tubes unsuitable for nuclear weapons production -- months before the war.


"Satellite photographs reveal that Iraq is rebuilding facilities at [past nuclear] sites."

Bush speech to the nation – 10/7/2002

Two months of inspections at these former Iraqi nuclear sites found zero evidence of prohibited nuclear activities there

IAEA report to UN Security Council – 1/27/2003

"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

State of the Union Address – 1/28/2003

The documents implied were known at the time by Bush to be forged and not credible. This is backed up by Colin Powell.

"We know he's been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons, and we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons."

VP Dick Cheney – “Meet the Press” 3/16/2003

“The IAEA had found no evidence or plausible indication of the revival of a nuclear weapons program in Iraq."

IAEA report to UN Security Council – 3/7/2003

"We gave him a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn't let them in."

Bush Press Conference 7/14/2003

UN inspectors went into Iraq to search for possible weapons violations from December 2002 into March 2003

Lying is against the US code, against the law.

Seems like Bush fans are against Bush and Cheney being subject to the law.

Monday, November 5, 2007

President Bush has failed the United States of America

When President George W Bush took office, he took an oath, twice in his case, to preserve the constitution. Here is the Presidents Oath of Office
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
The President has made a mockery of this oath as he continually violates laws and constitutional liberties. When he encounters a court that dares to question his authority, he simply uses an executive order to make it lawful. When its unconstitutional, he just ignores it. When he was elected, he was not elected to "protect us from terrorist", he was elected to protect the constitution by any means at his disposal. He has some other powers and responsibilities.

Section 2. The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.

He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.

The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

You will notice the amount of senatorial oversight that is required by Article II Section II. The reason for this is to keep those critical checks and balances in place. Checks and balances that are absolutely necessary to keep our democracy pure and free. Checks and balances that Bush not only wishes, but treats as they aren't there. This is a violation of his oath of office, his pledge to preserve the constitution of the United States of America. He has failed to fulfill his Oath of Office and has continued to do what ever he pleases over and over. He continues to spit in the face of the American people and has been allowed to do what ever he wants. He is an embarrassment to the Republican Party, conservatives as a whole, and the United States of America. As a president, he has been the biggest failures our country has ever seen. In 2008, lets hope we remember this and not make the mistake of electing someone like him again.