Biometric Spy Technology for Employers
Microsoft is patenting technology that would allow computers to gather biometric data on workers parked in front of computers. The potential uses of the technology are to provide “intervention” in cases of extreme stress, but the unspoken is that the technology would be exerted by companies in an effort to maintain better control of their workers. Quis custodes ipsos custodiet?
Veterans to be Screwed out of Second Amendment Rights
Veterans who have ever been diagnosed with PTSD may no longer be able to own a firearm. This is legislation that has already passed the House. Never mind that these men and women have a condition that occurred as a result of defending their country. Now, upon their return, they find that they have one of their fundamental rights removed.
The proposed ban is actually broader. Anyone who is diagnosed as being a tiny danger to himself or others would have his gun rights taken away … forever. It is section 102(b)(1)(C)(iv) in HR 2640 that provides for dumping raw medical records into the system. Those names — like the 83,000 records mentioned above — will then, by law, serve as the basis for gun banning.
Wait…it’s not just for Veterans with PTSD?
What our Democratically controlled House is really saying: “Hmmm, it says here, Mr. Retired Green Beret, that since you’ve had two million dollars worth of government training on how to train counter-insurgents, that you are a tiny danger to others. I’m afraid we’re going to have to put you on our little list.”
The House bill, HR 2640, is being sponsored by one of the most flaming anti-Second Amendment Representatives in Congress: Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). Another liberal anti-gunner, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is sponsoring the bill in the Senate.
Proponents of the bill say that helpful amendments have been made so that any veteran who gets his name on the NICS list can seek an expungement.
But whenever you talk about expunging names from the Brady NICS system, you’re talking about a procedure that has always been a long shot. Right now, there are NO EXPUNGEMENTS of law-abiding Americans‚ names that are taking place under federal level. Why? Because the expungement process which already exists has been blocked for over a decade by a “funds cut-off” engineered by another anti-gunner, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY).
Yeah…you can get your name off the list any time, except that the agency that apparently controls the expungement doesn’t have any funding.
What the Democratically controlled house is really saying: “Hi, Sergeant Thomas. Thank you for serving our country in a foreign war. Thank you for sacrificing time with your family and your career to ensure that our nation is safe and secure. You’ve seen terrible things that have left a lasting impression on your psyche. Now that you’re a crazy person, we’re going to remove one of your fundamental civil rights. Take this kick in the nuts for good measure.”
People with PTSD are not crazy. In some cases, this disorder is treatable with counseling and therapy. By no stretch of the imagination should this be used as a means to deny second amendment privileges to a segment of our population.
Hacker Hillary For the Win!
Rather than admit that polling agencies could be so far off on an election result, some have turned to a more sinister motive to explain Hillary’s victory in New Hampshire. While I don’t trust either of the Clintons any further than I can throw them, they would have to have an astounding logistics organization in place to deal with individual machines to pull off this sort of coup. With that many people involved, someone will talk…eventually. I personally think that the pollsters were just wrong, but it also goes to show how polarizing Billary can be.
Reality Videography Intended to Dissuade the FBI
Hasan Elahi, a Bangladeshi professor at Rutgers University, has turned to documenting every aspect of his life after being on a FBI terrorism watch list. He was placed there for circumstantial evidence regarding his involvement with the 9/11 attacks (which later proved to be false). In response, he began to tell the FBI of his travel plans, before finally starting a video record of his travels across the country that he posted on his own Web site. (I won’t post it here; if you’re interested enough, Google it for yourself.)
The FBI has already said that this guy is clear of the allegations against him, even if they won’t provide a letter saying so. Why go to all the trouble of martyring yourself on the internet unless, as the article’s title implies, you are “hiding in plain sight?” I find the whole thing ludicrous.