SPYING AND SURVEILLANCE IS AN ATTACK ON OUR RIGHTS TO PRIVACY AND FREEDOM AND OUR CIVIL RIGHTS. IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS RULE OF LAW----THE EXECUTIVE POSITION OF GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND CAN STAND FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE-
Do you hear any candidates in this Maryland governor's race shout out about this huge NSA/SPYING INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX DRIVING MARYLAND'S ECONOMY????? CINDY WALSH FOR GOVERNOR IS THE ONLY ONE!
NEO-CONS AND NEO-LIBERALS WORK FOR GLOBAL CORPORATE RULE!
SAIC is a Johns Hopkins corporation Enterprise as Hopkins now refers to itself. It is almost fully funded by Federal money and it includes a massive super-computer on the Hopkins campus that receives all data collected from every avenue of society-----building profiles on every individual. The goal is to integrate to such an extent that corporations will know every aspect of a person's life before hiring or in keeping that person employed. This is totalitarianism. From grocery receipts that let corporations know how many packs of cigarettes or alcohol you buy----there goes the health insurance rates; to SMART METERS that tell when you are home and know how much disposable income you have as regards rates for utilities and waste pickup; to every movement by car and public transportation knowing where you go and with whom you speak. THIS IS A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM THAT WOULD MAKE STALIN GREEN WITH ENVY. It is indeed what autocratic societies do.
Below you see how these systems are being tested-----they are being installed in cities like Oakland and Baltimore as a social unrest indicator as the poor are driven to third world conditions and lose all their rights as citizens. Remember, many of these poor are the former middle-class and many of today's middle class will be these poor-----DO NOT THINK IT IS OK BECAUSE THIS IS TARGETING THE WORKING CLASS AND POOR. AN INJUSTICE FOR ONE BECOMES INJUSTICE FOR ALL.
Baltimore's Chief of Police Batts was in Oakland for the short time he oversaw Johns Hopkins SAIC installation in that city and he is now here in Baltimore doing the same. You see, Batts is mostly a contractor----working with SAIC installing a business structure-----just as Baltimore School Superintendent Alonzo was in Baltimore to install the corporate structure for privatized K-12. This is why what are public appointees are paid as if they are business executives.......THEY ARE BUSINESS EXECUTIVES. Privatizing the police means creating a surveillance society and simply have the same kinds of computerized stations as with the drones overseas-----the drones having the capacity of striking/disabling/or reporting on any one person. Below you see it is Occupy Oakland who is being used as the development phase. KEEP IN MIND----IT IS SAIC AND NOT OCCUPY OAKLAND THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FIND TO BE THE THREAT!
Below you see an article with references that show you to what extent Johns Hopkins SAIC partnered with Wall Street plan on developing all across the country. Right now it seem NYC, Oakland, and Baltimore are ground zero for development. All of the republicans shouting Constitutional Rights are right. All of the labor and justice shouting Constitutional Rights---are right. None of this is legal and hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money are being funneled to this Johns Hopkins Enterprise. Hopkin of course still calls itself a private non-profit for tax and taxpayer funding purposes.
California, Corporate, Intelligence Fusion Centers Oakland Domain Awareness Center SAIC Proposal and Emails
October 18, 2013
The following documents include the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) proposal to the City of Oakland for the construction of the Joint Domain Awareness Center as well as emails and weekly updates on construction progress. The documents were obtained via public records requests made by members of Occupy Oakland’s Privacy Working Group and originally posted online at Oakland Privacy. For updates on the center’s construction follow @OaklandPrivacy on Twitter.
SAIC Proposal for Oakland Domain Awareness Center 167 pages December 10, 2012 Download
(PDF 13.2 MB) City of Oakland, Port of Oakland, SAIC Emails and Progress Reports 261 pages July 2012-September 2013 Download
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NDAA Critic Stranded In Hawaii After Turning Up On No-fly List
17 October, 2012, 20:15
Wade Hicks was en route to a US Navy base in Japan to see his wife when armed military guards informed him that they had other plans. Hicks, an American citizen with no criminal record, had just been put added to a federal no-fly list.
After being escorted off his plane during a routine re-fueling stop on the Pacific Island of Oahu, Hicks, 34, was left stranded in Hawaii this week. In an interview, he suggests that his opposition to a newly-created law that allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens at military prisons without charge or trial could be to blame for his mistreatment.
"I was very, very vocal about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and I did contact my representative” about it, Hicks tells talk show host Doug Hagmann. "I do believe that this is tied in some way to my free speech and my political view."
According to Hicks, he has little reason to believe otherwise. He tells Hagmann that he formerly worked as a contractor for the US Department of Defense and has undergone extensive background checks in order to obtain an enhanced license that allows him to carry a concealed firearm. Hicks says he also holds on to a special identification card issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the US Homeland Security Department sub-agency that administers pat-downs and screenings at airports across the country. An investigation carried out by Hagmann has led him to locating no criminal history for the man whatsoever.
My campaign for governor has been censured by public and private media and it is no coincidence that it is always NBC channel 4 in Washington that handles the Maryland debates. The NBC reporter covering a Montgomery College debate I was part said to me when she heard of my platform of civil rights, civil liberties, and Rule of Law said to me----NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT THAT----and indeed no one did because I was completely removed from any media coverage.
David Seaman, Critic of NDAA & SOPA, Dismissed by Business Insider After NBC News Complaints
By Connor Adams Sheets@ConnorASheets
on January 16 2012 5:01 PM
'Seaman, infuriated by Quintano's move, wrote an article for Business Insider Sunday alleging that his being blocked amounted to censorship due to his opinions about the controversial legislation. NBC Universal has gone on the record as being in support of SOPA, as Seaman reported in a previous article'.
You know you are dealing with neo-cons and neo-liberals when a your state is being made into ground zero of totalitarian surveillance and warfare. From drones, to cyber (security), to security personnel-----that is Maryland's economy and all of higher education in Maryland focuses on these degree paths at the expense of humanities and liberal arts----
TAKING OVER A NATION'S ECONOMY WITH ENGINES OF REPRESSION IS MORE THAN A CANARY IN A CAGE.
NSA Building Quantum Supercomputer
An undated aerial handout photo shows the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Voice of America News
VOA News January 03, 2014 12:55 PM
Quantum computers that can perform vast numbers of calculations simultaneously may be closer to science fiction than reality, but previously unpublished documents indicate the secretive U.S. National Security Agency is working hard to build a real quantum supercomputer, powerful enough to decode virtually every form of encryption now known.
Such a computer, many times faster than today’s fastest machines, could easily solve codes now considered "unbreakable" - the type of ciphers currently used worldwide by scientific and financial institutions and governments to protect their data.
The basic principle of quantum computing is a physical phenomenon that is not yet fully understood: certain subatomic particles can simultaneously exist in two different states. A conventional computer works with binary "bits" of information that are represented as either zero or one; quantum bits could be both zero and one simultaneously.
In theory, that quirk of physics will allow quantum computers to skip through much of the elaborate mathematical computations necessary to solve complex encryption keys.
Documents made public by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show the code-breaking agency is spending nearly $80 million on a secret research program called "Penetrating Hard Targets."
NSA would not comment on this week's disclosures by Snowden, who has been living in asylum in Russia since last year, after exposing secret U.S. diplomatic cables and worldwide surveillance activities.
The U.S. government is said to be competing against quantum-computer research efforts by the European Union and Switzerlands, but experts in the field say practical exploitation of such systems is years if not decades in the future.
Below you see two articles----one from a right-leaning group and the next by a left-leaning group. Neo-liberal media will try to make the right's concerns fear-mongering. The neo-con media will say we need to get crazy people off the street:
BOTH GROUPS ARE RIGHTLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE PROVISIONS IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT THAT ATTACHED HOME HEALTH WITH REQUIRED SOME VISITS FROM CARE PROVIDERS.
The Affordable Care Act uses outpatient involuntary treatment with home visits by care providers in a broadly defined way that can be expanded to include anything. Addiction is a very subjective diagnosis----and it includes a huge number of mental health categories. Add to that social services and domestic and child welfare cases------ALL BEING MONITORED BY PRIVATE HOME HEALTH CORPORATIONS---and you have a serious attack on privacy and civil liberties.
Anyone can have a diagnosis of mental illness and addiction attached to them. Involuntary treatment whether it is home treatment, forced taking of drugs----IS TOTALITARIAN AND IT IS BURIED IN YOUR AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
Have you heard your pols shouting against the extreme level of personal privacy and civil rights violated in the ACA in the guise of mental health and social services? Indefinite detention to home with visits from a corporate employee? OH REALLY?????
Remember, if this was still a first world Rule of Law Equal Protection nation----we may not be fearful of abuses. This is a second going to third world suspended Rule of Law with no equal protection making and preparing to enforce these laws. These ACA programs all aim at working class and poor families and in a third world nation---that is 90% of the population.
NEEDLESS TO SAY----IT IS JOHNS HOPKINS HOME HEALTH CARE CORPORATION THAT LEADS IN THE BALTIMORE AREA!
'Joshua Cook said that while the administration would claim the program only applies to those on Medicaid, the new law, by its own definition, has no such limitation'.
Report: Obamacare provision will allow 'forced' home inspections by gov't agents
- August 15, 2013
Citing the Heath and Human Services website, a report posted Wednesday at the Freedom Outpost says that under Obamacare, government agents can engage in "home health visits" for those in certain “high-risk” categories.
Those categories include:
• Families where mom is not yet 21;
• Families where someone is a tobacco user;
• Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities, and
• Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States.
According to HHS, the visits fall under what is called the "Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program" allegedly designed to “help parents and children,” and could impact millions of Americans.
Constitutional attorney and author Kent Masterson Brown said that despite what HHS says, the program is not “voluntary."
"The eligible entity receiving the grant for performing the home visits is to identify the individuals to be visited and intervene so as to meet the improvement benchmarks," he said. "A homeschooling family, for instance, may be subject to 'intervention' in 'school readiness' and 'social-emotional developmental indicators.' A farm family may be subject to 'intervention' in order to 'prevent child injuries.' The sky is the limit."
Joshua Cook said that while the administration would claim the program only applies to those on Medicaid, the new law, by its own definition, has no such limitation.
"Intervention," he added, quoting Brown, "may be with any family for any reason. It may also result in the child or children being required to go to certain schools or taking certain medications and vaccines and even having more limited – or no – interaction with parents. The federal government will now set the standards for raising children and will enforce them by home visits.”
According to Cook, the program will require collection of a massive amount of private information including all sources of income and the amount gathered from each source.
One of the areas of emphasis mentioned by HHS is the "development of comprehensive early childhood systems that span the prenatal-through-age-eight continuum."
Last session, Cook added, South Carolina State Rep. Bill Chumley introduced a measure that would make the forced home visitations illegal in his state. The measure passed in the House but died in the Senate.
In 2011, he noted, HHS said $224 million would be allocated to support these home visiting programs.
' "I simply don't think that involuntary commitments are going to be an effective tool toward stemming mass shootings," says Jeff Deeney, a social worker in Philadelphia who writes about mental health for The Atlantic.
Deeney says just a tiny fraction of mentally unstable people are a threat to public safety'.
The Divide Over Involuntary Mental Health Treatment
By Kirk Siegler Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 12:19 pm
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- Involuntary commitment to a hospital for mental illness can be a lengthy and complex process. A California law makes mandatory outpatient treatment an option. iStockphoto
In California, a 2002 law allows authorities to require outpatient mental health care for people who have been refusing it. Proponents argue that this kind of intervention could prevent violent acts.
But counties within the state have been slow to adopt the legislation, and mental health professionals are divided over its effects.
Do Family And Friends Know Best?
The story behind Laura's Law begins in 2001. In rural Nevada County, near Lake Tahoe, 19-year-old Laura Wilcox was shot and killed by a 41-year-old man with a history of mental illness. He had walked into the county's behavioral health center and opened fire.
Tom Anderson was the county's chief public defender at the time and represented the gunman in court. He recalls that the man's family had tried to alert mental health officials numerous times before the shooting.
"[Officials] were declaiming privacy issues and stuff and wouldn't communicate with the family," Anderson says. "He ... started amassing guns and setting up booby traps around his house, and he had this psychosis of he was going to be attacked any minute."
Now Nevada County's presiding judge, Anderson is also a vocal advocate for Laura's Law, which was passed by the state Legislature in 2002. The law allows counties to compel outpatient treatment for people whose family or friends are concerned about their mental state. It's seen as an intermediate step before someone is forced into inpatient psychiatric care.
Anderson says this tool could be one way to prevent future violent incidents, including mass shootings. And, he says, the patients often respond positively.
"The beauty of the program — the wonderment of it to me — is that roughly about 60 percent of the people that they do outreach to, where they go out to intervene after a person has been referred, voluntarily accept services at that time," he says.
A Question Of Rights
So far, only two California counties — Nevada County and Orange County — have gone forward with implementing Laura's Law. And the state hasn't allocated any funding to it.
The legislation is controversial. There are concerns that involuntary treatment could make mentally ill people vulnerable to civil rights abuses.
"You do have to be conscious that even though these people are mentally ill, they do have rights," says Steve Pitman, board president of the Orange County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Pitman, whose brother dealt with mental illness for 50 years, says family members need more power to intervene and force treatment. He says they're the ones who often know what's really going on, while police or a county mental health official may have just a few minutes to drop by for a welfare check.
"The problem in so many of these cases is that when they're interviewed to see if they meet those kind of threshold requirements, they don't give off any signals of being a danger to themselves or others," Pitman says. "Somebody who's experienced in these kinds of things knows all the right answers to give. They don't want to go to the hospital, so they say all the right things."
That scenario echoes Elliot Rodger's alleged behavior prior to the Santa Barbara incident, in which he allegedly killed six people, then himself.
But Pitman and others are cautious about linking policy changes like Laura's Law too closely to recent mass shootings. For one thing, they say, intervention cases that fall under Laura's Law may take weeks, if not months, to fully implement. And that may be too late.
"I simply don't think that involuntary commitments are going to be an effective tool toward stemming mass shootings," says Jeff Deeney, a social worker in Philadelphia who writes about mental health for The Atlantic.
Deeney says just a tiny fraction of mentally unstable people are a threat to public safety.
"I think what we don't have that people want so desperately is the program that stops nonviolent non-offenders from committing their first violent crime because of a mental illness," he says.
Deeney wants to see the conversation shift away from involuntary treatment programs like Laura's Law and toward preventive measures at high schools and college campuses.