Archive for the ‘General’ Category
Have you heard of Brandon Raub yet? He’s a former marine that appears to have been arrested and put into a mental hospital by the FBI and Secret Service because of his Facebook posts which included questioning the events of 9/11. It doesn’t matter what side of the 9/11 events you subscribe to, this is simply wrong. Brandon didn’t violate the law by expressing his views and didn’t violate anyone else’s rights. The people who authorized and carried out this arrest have violated this man’s constitutional right to free speech and should be punished.
See Brandon’s Facebook posts that got him arrested here:
Watch the arrest video here:
Listen to Brandon’s mom explain what happened on a radio interview:
As a kid I read a couple Tom Clancy novels because they were really intense action thrillers. Then I started avoiding them because of the language in them. However, I recently decided to read Brad Thor’s new book Black List because it combines real surveillance-state stuff with a fiction story. The author’s note before the story starts states, “All of the technology contained in this novel is based on systems currently deployed, or in the final stages of deployment, by the United States government and its partners.” Brad has been privy to a lot of tech sort of like Clancy was on military systems back in the day (well, probably still is).
Last week, this article appeared on TheBlaze.com showing the new U.S. Army surveillance blimp.
There is no way U.S. Army is going to deploy this to a conflict in a foreign country. Slow moving, low flying aerial targets don’t do so well in real combat zones. The only safe place for this blimp is in America.
One of the things mentioned in Brad’s book is the tracking of RFID tags on people. We previously reported on this happening right now in one Texas school district of 100,000 children.
Wikileaks has also just uncovered a massive program spying on Americans called “Trapwire.” Check out the camera picture and story here:
I do not want to misconstrue this post as to believe that I think our government is a totalitarian regime, but when citizens allow the surveillance state to be set up around them as if everything is normal and life will just go on, those in power feel like they can just keep going further. Unchecked power is dangerous in any person’s hands and knowledge of our activities is power. I encourage you to write your congressional leaders and ask that this Army project and tracking system be investigated and to move toward freedom in America, not Orwell’s vision from his book “1984.”
Contact your senator and representative here and send them the links to the articles above. Ask them to shut down these programs spying on Americans. We need to value freedom over safety or we will have neither.
I have one of Tim Ballard’s books he wrote called “the American Covenant” sitting on my floor by my bed with a few dozen other books I want to read. While chatting with Susie Schnell today she mentioned Tim had been on Glenn Beck’s radio and TV show this past week and it was really interesting. So I looked it up and was totally fascinated by what Tim had to share. His new book sounds really incredible and it’s more of that great stuff we never hear about any more. I wonder where our country would be if we had all been raised with a proper understanding of the founding of our country? Certainly not where we are today.
There is some overlap between the radio and TV segment but I’m posting both because each has some unique content. The radio segment is longer so if you only listen to one, listen to it. Then get the book on Amazon. Washington entered into a covenant with God patterned after the ancient Israelite covenant that we would be God’s people if he would protect and prosper us. Washington called on the people to repent by fasting and prayer. Then God delivered us over and over again.
Here’s two links that contain more information and then a link to the book on Amazon.
Link to the book:
And you thought “The Onion” only did fake news stories…
Someone recently sent me this video and it’s got a great message I wanted to share here. The problems America faces are staggering. There is only one way out.
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Some enterprising Tea Partiers have moved forward and created what looks to be a pretty nice TV series they’re calling Colony Bay. I don’t know how often the episodes will come out, but it appears to be pretty well done and has professionals involved. The last time I was excited about a privately produced TV show was the “Star Trek New Voyages” that came out a few years ago with periodic episode releases. They were so well done they even got the original Sulu and Chekov to reprise roles in a couple episodes. Unfortunately it appears their website is down at this point so maybe they had to shut down. (www.startreknewvoyages.com)
Anyway, back to Colony Bay… This show is a Revolutionary War era re-enactment of life in the colonies and the first episode is called “The Travail of Sarah Pine” set in the winter of 1770. Visit the website here for more information though I’ve posted the trailer below.
I think this is a wonderful project that we should support financially. You can do that by pre-ordering the DVD at 3 support levels. You can get just the first episode; get the first 2 with the 2nd to ship this fall and this gives you insider access (and it’s cheaper to get 2 at once); and third a teacher’s edition with lesson plans, worksheets, and visual aids to accompany the first DVD. You can order here:
Here’s the trailer for the first episode: