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Won’t back down

Won’t back down

by Patrick Devlin The media has advised us that the real estate salesman candidate for president “won’t back down”. Not yesterday, today or for the foreseeable future. America’s casino condo king will continue to make bogus, bigoted and bizzaro statements – throwing red meat to the slack-jawed and sanctified, the bankrupt and bigoted – the foreclosed upon neo-fascisti. Even when news announcers take a firm tone, the real estate salesman candidate simply won’t back down. His legion of supporters remind that, speaking in generalities as he does and using dog-whistle coded language, the real estate salesman’s shtick doesn’t amount to […]

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Supreme Court Unanimously Stands with the Fourth Amendment on Citizens’ Cell Phones

Supreme Court Unanimously Stands with the Fourth Amendment on Citizens’ Cell Phones

by Patrick Devlin In a truly landmark ruling that challenges the assumptions of law enforcement officials and prosecutors across America regarding the ephemeral notion of personal privacy, which has been under an aggressive unison attack by both local law enforcers and national security state enlargers who have suggested that Americans should have absolutely no expectation of the right of personal privacy, the US Supreme Court agreed in a unanimous decision that police are required to obtain a court order before searching the contents of a citizen’s cell phone or smart phone. The ruling resolved two cases where suspects were convicted […]

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Vodaphone drops a dime on massive warrantless spying operation

Vodaphone drops a dime on massive warrantless spying operation

by Patrick Devlin The British telecom company Vodaphone, the world’s second largest telecommunications company, which owns and operates networks in 21 countries and partners with telecommunications companies in over 40 additional countries, has released its first and the world’s first self-described “Law Enforcement Disclosure Report” that confirms allegations that have been made by many who are concerned about the warrantless spying carried out by the US government on its own citizens and the citizens of nations around the world; that the US government has been and is currently engaging in massive worldwide surveillance and data collection of the complete content […]

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Jesus can’t get a few winks and God can’t buy Infiniti

Jesus can’t get a few winks and God can’t buy Infiniti

by Patrick Devlin Alarmed at the thought of poor shelter-less citizens invading the public’s well-kept city benches, citizens in Davidson, NC motivated by being “concerned for the safety of the neighborhood” have reported to local officials that a vagrant has set up camp in front of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. The vagrant, an art installation by Timothy Schmalz, is a life size bronze of a man, sheltering himself against the cold with a makeshift blanket, sleeping on a park bench called “Homeless Jesus”. An indication that the bronze sleeping vagrant is the Christ, the homeless wandering religious philosopher of the […]

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Supremely disturbing constitutional analysis changes bill of rights

Supremely disturbing constitutional analysis changes bill of rights

by Patrick Devlin The US Supreme Court has handed American law enforcement agencies an unqualified victory that arguably restricts the Constitutional prohibition against unwarranted searches and seizures. In a split decision the court ruled that even when a person who is the subject of a law enforcement investigation has refused to have his home searched by police, the Supreme Court determined that, if law enforcement officers simply ask another person who happens to live at the same address while the investigatory target is not present (a type of third party consent referencing another’s constitutional rights) the law enforcement agents can […]

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beware the potemkin democrats

beware the potemkin democrats

by Patrick Devlin As reported late last week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who, late last year, was rumored to be considering, or being considered as a prospective left-challenge candidate to take on the putative front runner Hillary Clinton in the up-coming race for the presidency, made an angry and impassioned demand of the National Security Agency that it reveal if or if it is not spying on elected US officials and their staffs. In a letter to NSA Director Keith Alexander that Sanders made public on January 3, the senator said he was “deeply concerned” about the recent revelations regarding […]

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iPhone and you’re known: spooks coming in through Apple’s “back door”

iPhone and you’re known: spooks coming in through Apple’s “back door”

by Patrick Devlin Digital activist Jacob Applebaum (@ioerror), in a wide ranging presentation on what is currently known about the massive government coordinated and private business architected and facilitated uber-surevillance regime that interlopes into all planetary electronic interpersonal communications before the 30th Chaos Communication Congress over this past weekend, provided evidence of the National Security Agency’s creation of a software application that provides a ‘back door’ into all Apple iPhones allowing direct government surveillance of any purchaser of what is Apple’s flagship consumer product. The power-point slide that Applebaum revealed to conferees describes that the US government created Apple iPhone […]

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federal judge legalizes illegal surveillance, criminalizes free association

federal judge legalizes illegal surveillance, criminalizes free association

by Patrick Devlin Mirroring, or perhaps parroting, the neo-fascistic theories underpinning the televised comments of President Barack Obama this past summer where he acknowledged that his government, with the full cooperation and unflinching assistance of the world’s largest data service and communications businesses, has continued with and expanded upon the warrantless spying on innocent Americans and citizens from every country on earth that had begun under his predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, a federal judge (appointed by Democratic president Bill Clinton), has established as federal case law that citizens cannot have privacy in their associations and communications under […]

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