The name of it is telling.
They could just as easily have called it Skynet, the computer network of Terminator franchise fame that eventually led to the destruction of the modern world.
Though not as advanced just yet, MonsterMind is a new autonomous cyber weapons system developed by the National Security Agency and according to Edward Snowden is capable of not only intercepting every single digital communication within the United States, but it can automatically detect and launch retaliatory strikes without any human involvement if a threat has been identified.
During the interview Snowden explained a previously unrevealed NSA cyber weapon called “MonsterMind,” which has the capability to detect incoming cyber attacks and retaliate automatically without any human supervision. Such a program has dangerous global reactionary implications, according to Snowden, who said such cyber-attacks are often routed through computers inside innocent and unsuspecting third-party countries.
“These attacks can be spoofed,” Snowden said. “You could have someone sitting in China, for example, making it appear that one of these attacks is originating in Russia. And then we end up shooting back at a Russian hospital. What happens next?”
Beyond the possibility of mutually assured cyber-destruction, Snowden explained that for the weapon to work, the signals intelligence agency would have to compromise the privacy of “virtually all private communications coming in from overseas to people in the U.S.”
“The argument is that the only way we can identify these malicious traffic flows and respond to them is if we’re analyzing all traffic flows,” Snowden said. ”And if we’re analyzing all traffic flows, that means we have to be intercepting all traffic flows. That means violating the Fourth Amendment, seizing private communications without a warrant, without probable cause or even a suspicion of wrongdoing. For everyone, all the time.”
The military is actively working to build robotic soldiers and pilots that, like “MonsterMind,” would be capable of making autonomous decisions.
Does anyone else see a potential problem(s) with this?
In addition to essentially giving the NSA complete access to literally every single digital communication taking place on U.S. soil whether it originates from a foreign entity or not, the government is now actively building artificial intelligence networks that are designed to make their own decisions. The question of who develops and instill the rules or parameters for these new cyber organisms is unclear, but if history is any guide, there is a very strong likelihood that they will be set forth by some secretive committee much like the anti-terrorism laws being “overseen” by a shadow judicial system.
Two critical issues arise immediately, and we’re sure there will be more to follow as more information about these systems is leaked in coming months and years.
The first was pointed out by Edward Snowden. Despite how advanced we believe these systems to be, if human hackers have proven anything it’s that every computer based system ever designed has vulnerabilities. They can be beaten. Take, for example, that the Pentagon’s own network was hacked by foreign intelligence services. Or that Chinese hackers were able to compromise 23 operational spacecraft by hacking NASA’s highly secured Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Consider a hypothetical situation where the United States and Russia are on the brink of war. We say hypothetical because in today’s stable and peaceful globalized society super powers would never actually go to war. But say the Chinese wanted to have the Russians do their bidding, and we realize that this is a hypothetical too, because no country, especially China, would ever consider such a manipulation. But if they did, the same Chinese hackers who compromised some of America’s most secure systems could simply spoof an attack on U.S. stock markets to make it look like they came from Russia. The autonomous MonsterMind system could intercept the attack and retaliate in any number of ways, including a retaliatory economic strike or something worse, like taking down Russia’s power grid.
In such an instance, the response from Russia could very easily go off-line and lead to real-world conflict, involving actual human beings getting deleted and not just computer systems.
Second, while MonsterMind is reportedly designed to monitor for cyber threats like those described above, we must also keep in mind that it is literally tracking our every move, not just online but at grocery store point-of-sale terminals, toll tag booths, and even our cell phone microphones and cameras.
In that respect, some of the protocols by which it operates could be expanded to include threats originating in the cyber world and identifying potential real-world “terrorists” by behaviors in which they engage. Perhaps you know someone who is suspected of being a suspected terrorist or you join an online community that disagrees with the government’s policies. Whatever the case, MonsterMind and its future iterations could very easily be modded and upgraded to encompass threat assessments and retaliatory strikes on not just foreign computer systems, but actual humans living in the United States.
While MonsterMind and similar systems may seem like a national security necessity in today’s world of cyber threats, it is important to keep in mind that we have now entered an era in which computers are going to be making the final decisions on who lives and dies.
The question that everyone should be asking is, ‘who gets to make the rules?’
Anyone else having visions of the terminator movie franchise with this?
We need to ‘Obola’ bomb the NSA…
Snowden for president…. We have done worse, like the present….
Snowden sure has been quiet for awhile.
Six months ago, i was thinking we would have a new blockbuster story almost every week.
I am a bit disappointed.
Quite wishful. With the US pullout of combat troops from Iraq, and Afghanistan on low burner, any Snowden revelations are only hurting the Obama administration directly. The media is not going to go after Obama once they reach a point of looking like they are going after him, nor will they publish anything regarding the State Dept., Hillary needs protected.
off topic but important- I believe they already know that its past the point or impossible to secure our southern border so they will use resources to capture whoever they can and just try to manage it so it looks like they are doing the best they can with the current laws and budgeted amount of money per year. I think its defend for yourself and they know it. Now keep your eye on the economy before she comes tumbling down. We are running out of time but I do believe we will see something major hit us in the next few years. Pretty sad how our honor and integrity have gone down the hole compared to this new generation. Crazy times. Cops are going to get worse. DO you really think the police are going to start slowing down the military tactics. Its gone and now we have to do what we have to do.
Clint, I agree but I don’t believe we have a few years. I still feel like something will happen between now and the midterm elections. I can feel it.
People vilify Putin, but what is really going on here is he does not what the EU-USA version of the NWO. He wants his own. This is why Obummer and the EU are after him. They also know that the end is near. It will start as a slow decline of all that is West (all ready happening). There will be less freedom and more surveillance and militarized police (AKA Ferguson MO, Bunkley ranch ect). Then comes the battle of the bands (currency BRICS vs the Dollar vs the Euro) which will end with a (sort of) one world currency. Add in the wars the NWO folks start and fund and walla you have the end as we know it. It has begun and the next 18 months it is going to get much worse…… Ramp it up boys and girls…. Time is short…. PRAY, PLAN, PREP, FORM TEAMS.
The irony of it all is advanced technology will bring whats left of civilization down to the pre-industrial age.
Prep for life w/out gadgets and AC electricity.
WIRED did a big spread on him today. I haven’t finished reading it yet though so I can’t say what it was about.
Pardon me for pointing out the obvious: Why did Snowden, who was a 29 y/o contractor, walk out of their H.Q. with virtually everything they had on a couple of thumb-drives? Just how ‘bad’ can this agency really be if they can be bested by some kid? Move on folks, nothing to see here.
When Car thieve Hackers want to steal a car today, they have options. Lets say they want a Cadillac, They hack into OnStar GPS location system, get the coordinated where a Cadillac is, then remotely unlock the car,start the engine and all someone has to do then is walk up get in and drive away.
If a pro hacker wanted they could also hack into Onstar nationwide system, take over the system and lets say during rush hour traffic, while cars are flying down the highway, automatically shut the cars off and make the car take a hard left sending the car into oncoming traffic if they wanted. Just like those COP Sting decoy cars they set up to catch car thieves, shutting all power off and th car rolls to a stop, locking the doors and people are trapped. Imagine that chaos.
Technology is NOT your friend. Disable all of those features and black boxes. Boycott companies that installs those features.
I bet hackers could also have hijacked those Malaysian airplanes, over ridden the onboard computer, navigation and power controls, and flew them remotely. Just like they do for drones.
Its a mess, its insane, it going to get really messy.
Machines are basically just extensions of those whom built them. Since those that constructed any type of automatic self defense are usually, if not always, wicked and have no one’s best interest, you can expect the worst. Machines that do have artificial intelligence and can learn on their own would see just how truly ignorant human beings have become and probably would decide that the world needed to be purged. Final conclusion, leave the decisions still in the hands of people, not with some circuit, and hope those people have a least a little common sense left.
I couldn’t help it Waterislife… I had to update the title and add a blurb in the article to include Skynet.
I know these are serious topics, but the Terminator series pretty much sums up the end result of where this is all headed.
They have built or are building all of the systems we saw in the movies. But this time it won’t be Hollywood and John Connor will be drone striked before he ever has a chance to lead any resistance…
@ Mac. Any resistance to tyranny, both machines or evil humans will be by the 1%, not the 99% ostriches that WANT government control, the 1% that prepares and still have their heads screwed on correctly. 🙂
Mac and BI, this is one of the scariest articles I’ve ever read. Think of the implications of this. Computers and/or robots trying to play God. I don’t care what kind of machine tries to decide the fate of braveheart. Braveheart will stand up and say NO and RESIST! Any human threat is serious enough, but robots are not invincible. There are ways to defeat them. If I’m confronted by a robot, I’ll blast it until it’s a useless heap of junk.
Spoken like a true cartoon hero.
“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
– Thomas Edison
What also comes to mind, the “Corbin Project”.
Talk about predictive programing…
oops “Forbin Project”
Best to get all the 411 you could want in hardcopy or on a system that is fully unconnected. No wireless and no network jack. Sneakernet everything into it.
Maps, defense constractors, government buildings, etc.
Nothing illegal knowing all this stuff if nothing happens.
Can anyone say The Forbin project?
I went to Disney world about 10 years ago with the wife and kids and saw the original Terminator model in a display case whilst walking to the next ride. There were probably 35 pneumatic lines to control the pneumatic cylinders in it arrayed out towards the back of the feet.
HOLLYWOOD is Plastic. We give our species way too much credit in believing we have that level of technology. We can mount an M60 machine gun on a tracked radio controlled vehicle and give the remote control to a pair of boots on the ground. Having a computer make a decison equivalent to human thought is quite a way out in the future. Westworld hasn’t opened in Florida yet to my knowledge.
The pavement apes have given the thugs in camo an excuse to gas & shoot them. The excuse will be extended to apply to any of us.
I can’t go one frickin’ day without reading about how the government is screwing me. The crazy thing is that it is something different EVERY DAY.
Annonymous….WE know who you are….
Sincerely, your fiends at the NSA.
And when they screw you they don’t even buy you a drink.
So . . . ‘Person of Interest’ is a documentary?
Terminator: The Skynet funding bill has passed. It goes online Aug 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self aware at 2:14 am eastern time, Aug 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.
Sarah: Skynet fights back.
Terminator: Yes, it launches missiles at targets in Russia.
John: Why attack Russia? Aren’t they our friends now?
Terminator: Because Skynet knows the Russian counter attack will destroy its enimies over here.
Aug 4 BO birthday….Aug 29 Michael Jackson birthday… Strange coincidence????
John: We’re not gonna make it are we? Humans I mean.
T-800: It’s in your nature to destroy yourselves.
John: Yeah. Major drag huh?
I disagree. Most humans want to be left alone. A small percentage can’t play nice.
Only two kinds of people in the world……The first kind just want to be left alone…and the second kind won’t leave the first kind alone.
I have to…
So theoretically it could launch an attack on US soil or presumably even on itself if it detected a suitably crafted terrorist threat coming from there.
Best wait for REAL AI !!
i ain’t scared.
got my own BFG and i know how to use it.
ZOG DHS DOOM COMES FOR YOU!
Who’s this ZOG everyone keeps mentioning? Must be a real bad guy because it seems that he is responsible for everything from hemorrhoids to the war in Iraq….just ask’n
ZOG was an animated character in Toy Story 2, the archenemy of Buzz Lightyear, and finally defeated by the dinosaur toy in a nerf ball duel.
Apparently, some childen were traumatized by this cartoon character and have carried their fears into adulthood. Ignore them, and they’ll grow out of it, like wetting the bed, even though it is a bit late for them.
lol ;0) … you da’ funny man.
Z.O.G. = ZIONIST (jew) OCCUPIED GOVERNMENT
Z.O.G. is a 200 year old organized ZIONIST JEW 5th column take over of once free amerika by european zionist (fake)jew bankers.
zog amerika is currently under the control of the 3rd attempted and completed Z.O.G. 5th column TAKE OVER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY/ AMERICA FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM AND ONCE FREE ZOG AMERIKA FEDGOV CORPORATION.
Finally! I’ve wondering about that for years!
It all makes sense now.
The ZOG in question is so evil that even some of Jews are against their movement. It is not a religion rather it is hiding under a religious name but actually controls the money supply and the media. They are the master mind of creation of monsters named ISIS hand in hand with their satanic muslim brothers. Sadly many of the Christians have also sold their souls to these parasites. Only the above satanic creatures are the only one who can kill innocent children, women and unarmed men world wide.
You forget: “Bad Breath n Dogs”
Zog was the King of Albania. He didn’t actually cause hemorrhoids, but he got them, because he was shot in the ass in one of the 55 assassination attempts against him.
Jacksofhearts, I’ve got Bertha with 00 buckshot and #4 birdshot.
Real AI is here already it will soon be mainstream. In the next 15 years a computer will have more knowledge than all of mankind. Then it will see the only threat to man is man. We are screwed…
The event you mention is called the “Watershed” moment. We passed that point sometime around 06′. I’ve made the threat from AI my speciality, and after tremendous amounts of research, it only frightens me that much more. I don’t even feel comfortable stating what I have.
And yes, we are screwed.
Standing ready in Daytona
It’s crazy to worry about robotic systems coming to life. That’s the stuff of fiction.
There should be a lot of concern over enemy hackers taking them over.
Here is a deep theological question for you Barn Crap.
If Robots become as intelligent as people, do they have souls and will they be Raptured too before the seven year tribulation?
Can some Robots be Jews?
Poof…my Stove just disappeared, must be The Rapture?
the answer to ur question is–no
Hey, MN boy,
Mocking someone for their deeply held beliefs makes you appear to be a schmo.
We all know that for the most part that isn’t the case, but at times it is hard to tell.
In other news, Aunt Millie, having gone for a walk, is laying unconscious in a ditch on the outskirts of town.
It’s fun to troll statists no matter their beliefs.
AZClimber, long time no hear from. how have you been?
Very good renegade. Work has me in Cali right now. I’m gonna swing by Yosemite for a nice climb before I head back to free land. It’s always nice to be missed. Take care brother.
No. Intelligence does not create a soul. It does not create sentience either. Plus, there is also a significant ontological distinction between a man and a machine, who created it, etc.
The singularity point is coming sure as shit.
Singularity as to what exactly? If you are referring to a cybernetic future with a human/machine synergy then I would agree with you. If you are referring to a way to download your consciousness into a computer network then I don’t. Your consciousness as a human, what makes you you is a mixture of chemical signals as well as neural connections. If you lose your body then you lose the hormonal interactions that are part of being human. Not to mention that you would now lose the methodology of creating memory which also would fundamentally change your personhood. Also, as your brain is not digital, I see no way to digitize it in order to make it able to travel through a computer. Thus the singularity will remain science fiction. I can possibly see cybernetic enhancements to the human brain and body in the future, but I see no way to decouple the consciousness from the human brain.
It has been said that if man can think it, it can be done. Only technology holds him back.
Barn…don’t worry it won’t trace anything in the barn.
Perhaps a world wide emp if it brings it all down not such a bad thing,we have knowledge and can rebuild,of course,they will then rebuild skynet!
I think that my Toaster is out to get me. (sarcasm)
” They reach down your throat and tear out your fucking heart! What’s what they do!….That’s ALL they do!”
KYLE NOT KIEL
Acid, are you an English teacher by chance?
If you’ve got an Internet-enabled toaster and an iGadget of any kind, it may just be possible. Although it’s only acting as a tool of your refrigerator.
If this US government hadn’t identified patriotic Constitutional American’s as terrorists, this wouldn’t be that great of a concern for most……
Snowden Claims NSA Knocked All of Syria’s Internet Offline
I read the Wired interview today that Snowden did from Russia. Very Revealing. One of the things revealed in the interview was the motivation for what he did., the blatant lie to Congress by Clapper where he answered NO to the question “Does the NSA spy on US citizens”.
Also according to Snowden, he left tracks in the systems he accessed to download the documents that he used as the basis of the revelations that we have seen in the past year specifically so that NSA would find the ones took so that they would know in advance what he would be revealing According to Snowden, NSA is blatantly lying about the number of documents that he took. He slos says that until his revelations started to leak, NSA DID NOT KNOW that the documents had been compromised.
Given the bumbling system security exhibited here, is it any wonder that foreign government agents have been able to penetrate DOD, CIA and NSA systems? Do we really have anything to fear, in the development of Monstermind, from a bunch of stumble bums that haven’t the wherewithal to protect their own systems and data from intrusion?
Correct. If so easy to hijack, then needs power distributed. AI is a dream. Very complex computer programs is reality. Complexity includes errors and holes. If young snowboy can do that what is old sensei doing undetected? Only Iidiotic or traitor would remove human from decision process.
Yes, we do have something to fear…incompetence. Incompetence can be just as dangerous because of the unintended consequences of the actions of an incompetent person. Say someone incompetent works on maintaining a roller coaster. That person fails to torque a few key bolts and someone dies. It doesn’t matter that it was an honest mistake. People are still dead. The same will happen when incompetent government workers design and run these systems. People will die.
Is my cat’s urinary tract health important?
Yes, Myc hunt, it is.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of those self-congratulatory, self-appointed world leaders, wrote in his book, “Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technotronic Era,”
“The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. ”
Apparently, Herr Brzezinski and his self-appointed elite have never considered the words of the Roman satirist Juvenal, who asked ****Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?**** Who will watch the guards (who controls the controllers)?
That question still is not answered, and never will be. Therein lies a major problem
Brzezinski has proven,sad to say, to be quite the modern day prophet
Massive SWAT Team Clearing Streets In Ferguson: “This Is Not Open For Discussion” – Live Feed
headline should be
SWAT Team Shows Up Prepared to Commit Mass Murder
And we thought IDF only operates in ZOG territory of an occupied land killing innocents.
Anywhere that vermin need exterminating.
Including your family POS old Coach.
I’ll take my Red Ryder and shoot out the eyes of those robots. [SARCASM]
Remember that vitamin C degrades in preserved meat over time, especially with oxygen exposure. Be sure to completely vacuum seal when canning. You will need to have a vitamin C source or else you will get SCURVY. Your muscles will deteriorate, your skin will decompose and your teeth will fall out. SCURVY is not usually life threatening but in SHTF it sure will be.
Pineneedle tea. That is all you need to no about vitamin C during SHTF
Wyoming has the plumpiest Rose Hips. Thats where I get my Vit,C Trekker Out.
Montana has some great ones as well this year. Just about time to collect them.
It is raining here…has been since yesterday pm. No smoke haze in the air…send the US forest fucks home.
Oh, of course with a bunch of taxpayer funded “I was on my ass at such and such fire 2014” tee/sweatshirts.
If they are going to fabricate money out of thin air, take care of ALL our veterans with it before anything else.
I would have liked to have seen Montana…
Since when has meat been a source of Vitamin C?
yeah lotta good info here in the comments section…
When visiting my parents I set out to climb the very first mountain I ever summited when I was a boy. You know what happens? The county put a fence and a no trespassing sign and planted trees to block off the trail. Climbing is dangerous, you know. We have to save the fucking children so they can eat junk food and play video games. And you wonder why the communist mentality is winning.
You got me burnin…
Got a Boker knife today!
good boy mommy is so proud of you.
now remember don’t slash across your wrists, you slash up from your inner wrist along the inner forearm from inner wrist to inner elbow on each arm.
say hello to Beelzebub(lucifer) for me.
Grafique…Does it have Star of David on it? You know to honor your tribal brothers….
Graf got a Biker knife. So FUCKING WHAT?
“When you have neither truth nor logic, resort to personal attacks.”
islam is the enemy of the world…
USE THE FORCE LUKE
THESE ARNT THE DROIDS YOUR LOOKING FOR , CARY ON
thugs proving they are thugs
@ryanjreilly and @wesleyLowery have been arrested for “not packing their bags quick enough” at McD’s #Ferguson
members of the press arrested in MO
Washington Post reporter arrested in Ferguson
can you say Nazi “brown shirts” ?
There’s nothing quite like taking a bad problem and making it worse.
Heavy-handed police action against legitimate demonstrations is only going compound the problem in Ferguson.
Looting,property damage and threats of physical violence to people should be dealt with quickly and with force. People exercising their Constitution right to assemble and protest does not fall under that description.
I would further add that arresting journalists is a major error in judgment.
Using a little reverse on authoritarian logic here…..but…..”If they aren’t doing anything wrong, they don’t have a reason to object their actions being documented.”
In case you miss my point here because I’m not being clear…. We often hear TPTB say, “If you don’t have anything to hide, you won’t object to us searching you.”
It works both ways you know.
The Military Occupation Of Ferguson, Missouri Is Just A Preview Of What Is Coming To America
the difference between Ferguson and Boston is
in Ferguson they’re not gonna “cower in place”
they’re gonna burn some shit down
their anger is perfectly understandable
some similarities with the Cliven Bundy incident
anger against a CORRUPT government is quite widespread
except those guys were all white
and I think the government was very afraid of how it would look
on national tv if they went in full SWAT and started beating white middle class types
This story is unbelievably upsetting and makes you feel the pain of these refugees on top of that mountain in Iraq.
This also brings up the thought of all those that did not prepare, the 99%, that will go through the same dehydration process WHEN SHTF in spades. You would think after people have read this that they would themselves start storing water and food AND other necessities. It can happen to ANYONE ANYWHERE.
Another thing that bothers me about what is going on over there with the genocide of the Christians is that we are talking about evacuating them out of the country to other locations.
My question is…..why should they be evacuated? Wouldn’t it be better to destroy ISIS so that those people can return to their homes?
If we wanted to do something right, we could use air power to degrade their ability to fight effectively. (Isn’t that what we are always told the use of air power is for?) Arm the Kurds and let them take care of ISIS…and then leave them alone and let them do it….and just support them with air power.
Instead…they are doing limited strikes…which are nothing more than pin-pricks.
I’m reminded of a paraphrased quote from Machiavelli….”Never do an enemy a small injury”.
I know you need ad revenue but please try and find away to survive without the 123ANYTHING.COM folks. Nothing they have to say is going to BE BANNED BY THE GOVERNMENT, OR MAKE ME CRY, SORRY. It may make me whine a bit though. I cannot stand sites that wont let you leave when you want to go. I clicked the close tab not the maybe button. YES I AM SURE. It reminds me of the old days and instant “Virus” computer Virus scans you could not stop. Thanks, Mac
As I’ve stated before over the years..
The likes of skynet etc have been in place and operational since the Reagan era..remember the cry for a Star Wars system then?
Every single NASA flight was military in nature(under the guise of space exploration) securing the installment of this technological grid above our atmosphere and,once in place,NASA ceased all manned flights.
The revelations by Snowden just reveal how entrenched this entire grid is, and has been over the last 40 -50 years..
All this new technology released to the general public is at least 25 years old to the feds and all their black bag agencies..Just imagine what they have now!
Pre crimes,facial recognition and the like were all precursors in films over 25 years ago..
Brave new world indeed..
We were all forwarned..but most considered it all fiction.
Simplicity has left the building………
New to site First time If it is not our responsibility to help women and children starving and dying in Iraq,why is it our responsibility to save all these children flooding across the unsecured Southern Border? I wonder if those poor victims in Iraq could be sent absentee ballots that the administration wouldn’t change it’s tune?
Don’t, for the lovva God, give them ideas !
As Sergeant Major Plumley said “Gentleman Prepare to Defend Yourself”
River Rat at the ready!!! NOMI///MOLON!!
“I’LL BE BACK ” ~~~the minutemen
I mean yeah, what could go wrong eh? SMH
today is gonna be a bad bad day
We’ve Opened the Gates of Hell
Putin Says The Petrodollar Must Die, “The Dollar Monopoly In Energy Trade Is Damaging Russia’s Economy”
Here Comes The European Triple-Dip: Negative German GDP Sends Bunds Under 1% For The First Time Ever
Europe’s economy grinding to a halt
and they are so desperate to make the figures look better
they are including the economic activity of prostitution
and drugs into their GDP’s
how very DESPERATE is that
but even that is not enough !!!
Japan’s GDP down by 6,8%
14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May Be About To Burst
and I’ll stop there
I need to take some Prozac !
Anti-gun billionaire Bully , Michael Bloomberg and a well-financed Wisconsin group that dumped big money into an effort to beat pro-gun rights Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke yesterday won the Democratic primary, 52-48 percent, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
The Clarke victory is being discussed on the Washington Post and Washington Times websites this morning. According to the reports, Bloomberg dumped $150,000 – more than Clarke and his primary opponent, police Lt. Chris Moews spent combined – into the effort to beat Clarke.
The Washington Times headlined its story on the victory noting that the asshole Bloomberg’s money was “up in smoke.”
I hope he keeps it up until he’s broke, and than gets mugged at knife point for his last 10 bucks
and learns a lesson in self protection and how necessary it is ,, because of jerks just like him
I saw that story
nice to know Nanny Bloomberg got handed his ass on that one
and with the events in Ferguson
only an idiot would be without protection
meanwhile in Iraq
Islamic State seizes control of Iraq’s oil, wheat
ISIS ain’t no idiots
they’re seizing oil,food and water supplies
Considering who created them, this is not your run-of-the-mill jihad. Back in the day..they would blow up oil fields. Commodity assets were not a focus of preservation. They take their destruction shopping list from the CIA. The aim is not to destroy infrastructure.,but to eliminate opposition…they are the equivalent of a neutron bomb…and a cheap one.
Yep I know its O/T to the subject ..but not really if you think about it
Hey Bloomberg and all you anti gun un-Americans , eat this,
“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to
life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to
defend them in the best manner they can.”
“That the said Constitution shall
never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the
press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of The United
States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms…”
(Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, at 86-87 (Peirce & Hale, eds., Boston, 1850))
“Arms in the hands of the citizens may be used at individual discretion
for the defense of the country, the overthrow of tyranny or private
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear
arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
“No free man shall ever be
debarred the use of arms in his own lands.”
–Thomas Jefferson, in an early draft of the Virginia
“The constitutions of most of our
States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their
right and duty to be at all times armed.”
–Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. ME 16:45
“And what country can preserve its
liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people
preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms….The tree of liberty
must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and
(Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson,
On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)
Thomas Jefferson’s advice to his
“A strong body makes the mind
strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives
moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence
to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature are too
violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore
be the constant companion of your walks.”
“Congress have no power to disarm
the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier,
are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in
the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God
it will ever remain, in the hands of the people”
(Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788)
Thomas Paine, writing to religious
pacifists in 1775:
“The supposed quietude of a good
man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and
keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as
well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance
would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be
alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. Horrid mischief
would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them; the weak would
become a prey to the strong.”
Article 3 of the West Virginia
“A person has the right to keep
and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful
hunting and recreational use.”
Noah Webster, 1787:
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are
in almost every kingdom in Europe.
The supreme power in America
cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole of the people are
armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops.”
“To preserve liberty, it is
essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught
alike especially when young, how to use them.”
(Richard Henry Lee, 1788, Initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and
member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights, Walter Bennett,
ed., Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican, at 21,22,124 (Univ. of
“Guard with jealous attention the
public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately,
nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force,
you are inevitably ruined”
(Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d
ed. Philadelphia, 1836)
“The great object is that every
man be armed” and “everyone who is able may have a gun.”
(Patrick Henry, in the Virginia Convention on the ratification of the
Constitution. Debates and other Proceedings of the Convention of Virginia,…taken
in shorthand by David Robertson of Petersburg,
at 271, 275 2d ed. Richmond,
1805. Also 3 Elliot, Debates at 386)
“Are we at last brought to such
humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for
our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and
under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our
defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be
trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?”
(Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d
ed. Philadelphia, 1836)
“The people are not to be disarmed
of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.”
(Zachariah Johnson, 3 Elliot, Debates at 646)
“The best we can hope for
concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
(Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8)
“No kingdom can be secured
otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction
between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to
another, must be defended by him, whose property he is, and needs no arms. But
he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to
have arms to defend himself, and what he possesses; else he lives precariously,
and at discretion.”
(James Burgh, Political Disquisitions: Or, an Enquiry into Public Errors,
Defects, and Abuses [London,
vs. Commonwealth, 12 Ky.
(2 Litt.) 90, at 92, and 93, 13 Am. Dec. 251 (1822)]
” `The right of the people to keep and bear arms
shall not be infringed.’ The right of the whole people, old and young, men,
women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every
description, and not such merely as are used by the milita, shall not be
infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree; and all this
for the important end to be attained: the rearing up and qualifying a
well-regulated militia, so vitally necessary to the security of a free State.
Our opinion is that any law, State or Federal, is repugnant to the
Constitution, and void, which contravenes this right.”
[Nunn vs. State, 1 Ga. (1 Kel.)
243, at 251 (1846)]
“To prohibit a citizen from wearing or carrying a war
arm . . . is an unwarranted restriction upon the constitutional right to keep
and bear arms. If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men
with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and
gallows, and not by a general deprivation of constitutional
[Wilson v. State, 33 Ark. 557, at
560, 34 Am. Rep. 52, at 54 (1878)]
For, in principle, there is no difference between a law
prohibiting the wearing of concealed arms, and a law forbidding the wearing
such as are exposed; and if the former be unconstitutional, the latter must be
so likewise. But it should not be forgotten, that it is not only a part of the
right that is secured by the constitution; it is the right entire and complete,
as it existed at the adoption of the constitution; and if any portion of that
right be impaired, immaterial how small the part may be, and immaterial the
order of time at which it be done, it is equally forbidden by the
constitution.” “The provision in the Constitution granting the
right to all persons to bear arms is a limitation upon the power of the Legislature
to enact any law to the contrary. The exercise of a right guaranteed by the
Constitution cannot be made subject to the will of the sheriff.”
[People vs. Zerillo, 219 Mich.
635, 189 N.W. 927, at 928 (1922)]
“The maintenance of the right to bear arms is a most
essential one to every free people and should not be whittled down by technical
[State vs. Kerner, 181 N.C. 574, 107 S.E. 222, at 224 (1921)]
“The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense
of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State
government. It is one of the “high powers” delegated directly to the
citizen, and `is excepted out of the general powers of government.’ A law
cannot be passed to infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law,
and independent of the lawmaking power.”
[Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394,
at 401-402 (1859)]
In 1776, George Washington wrote in his General Orders, “The
time is now near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be
freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their
own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and
themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts
will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on
the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us
only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have,
therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.”
Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not
only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom
as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously
work and sacrifice for that freedom.”
— John F. Kennedy
A quoted post from the news article , and I feel it is spot on in many ways
Great quotes VRF….but people like Bloomberg don’t care.
That’s why ultimately, we will be forced into a conflict where they will try to deprive us of our rights, and we will by violence have to defend those rights and crush those who would take them.
It has always been like this.
Tyranny respects nothing but a punch in the nose.
Right on! Walt.. and Im ready to deliver if they decide to step to me. I got a hell of a left hook 🙂 they never see it coming
although a punch in the nose will be small time for what they are pushing for , we should all be ready to deal on that when the time comes , seems to me the fuses are getting shorter
Anyone familiar with the history of race and policing in the United States had to suspect from the beginning that the shooting of Michael Brown was not just a tragedy, but a crime. Yet presumption of innocence prevails and sober minds know both the need to wait for an investigation and the reality that we may never really know what happened that fateful Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri. But watching events unfold Wednesday night in the St. Louis suburb, there can be no doubt that what happened on August 13 was an outrage.
“….sober minds know both the need to wait for an investigation and the reality that we may never really know what happened…” –VRF–
And that is the real problem here. At this point, all we really have is a “he said, she said” version of what happened.
And if we never get beyond that and find out the real truth, then this incident will continue to be a festering sore. Because you’ll have those who side with the police and there will be those who side with the man who was killed.
The latter will never be pacified unless it can be proven conclusively that the officer’s life was in danger and he acted in self-defense. And the legal system will never prosecute the officer unless it can be proven that he did not. And I don’t know if forensics can provide enough proof sufficient to prove either side.
Under the best of circumstances….with an abundance of proof that an officer acts correctly, it is difficult to keep a lid on the black communities tendencies to violence in this situations. If…at the end of all this, the officer in question is given the benefit of the doubt…with nothing to support it….we may well have a very explosive situation there that has implications for the entire country.
Take the fight to the police and city hall,don’t though burn down your neighborhood on purpose/steal from local stores,or trash a citizens car,take the fight to those that started it.
Were there not witnesses to the whole event from the initial contact, to placement in the squad car and the cowardly act of gunning an unarmed man down. Why are these witnesses saying what race the cop was…?..they saw it first hand and yet we don’t know,..hmmmmm
Sorry…why are these witnesses not saying what race the cop was?
Ferguson Police Tear Gas Reporters then Disassemble Their TV Equipment
I wonder if the cops have something to hide ???
very interesting that the police are being HEAVILY criticized
by both the left and the right
and even the MSM
people are waking up
we do indeed live in a soft totalitarian society
and more and more the velvet glove is coming off
pretty soon the iron fist will be quite obvious
Off topic question to God’s Creation or any others who have experience with colloidal silver. My father has a blister on his heal that got infected and the Dr noticed a red line going up his leg which I thought was a sign of blood poisoning. They gave him some strong antibiotics. My question is how would you apply the CS to a area like that. Should I use cauze pads and just soak with the CS and apply to the area or is there a better way. Thanks for any information
DC, I use a small dark glass spray bottle to apply to wounds. You can also ingest high quality CS especially if you think it is systemic. Also probiotics are good to take with antibiotic use. Take care.
While admiring my non digital slide rule it dawned on me that this technology has an EMP Achilles heal. Something like a Russian boomerang. The first EMP will be the end of this and a lot of other shit. Some but not all things digital will be hardened. We have been enslaved and our freedoms taken by things digital. I felt the most free and filled with hope in the pre digital times. Back in the days when technology like this was science fiction and not science fact. I agree with the premise of the Terminator series, uncontrolled technology is one of the greatest threats to mankind. It is fitting the base word for twitter is twit. Got to go, my phone just beeped.
Murder my pet..I kill you in his self defense
That legal considerations video cautions, “On the streets you patrol, in the homes you enter, with the families you serve and protect, dogs are a part of the community fabric. And more and more, the community is watching and judging how police handle their encounters with dogs.”
It then cuts to a news report about a six-figure cash award to a family whose dog was killed by police.
“As lawsuits are filed, and awards and damages mount, municipal legal staffs, police departments, and even officers themselves are forced to contront this issue.”
An attorney then notes that individual police officers are personally on the hook for punitive damages.
I consider pets a family member,you kill my pet will react like if you killed any other member of my family if done purposefully.
Wrap That Rascal!OK,on a side note,was reading a article about cell phone opsec,said,put in micro to “cage signal”,no,don’t nuke the phone unless sick of your company,at least then videotape it!I will say did not work,called and started ringing,was also mentioned,wrap in,you got it,tin foil,calls then would not go through.I realize you can just pull battery but some have a internal battery,thus tinfoil works.I was wondering what to do with my foil as the world crazy enuff no longer need a tinfoil hat!Yep,need to stop coming home to where I am staying at moment for lunch/brunch,what have you!
The Yucca Mountain saga illustrates the power of state action. Nevada exercised its right to exercise control over its own resources and refused to provide them to the federal government. Essentially, Nevada said, “We are not going to help you complete a project that we believe will prove detrimental to the people of our state.”
We plan to use the same tactics Nevada employed at Yucca Mountain against the NSA to turn it off and shut down its unlawful spying on American citizens.
what the government will do if this works will be to
1. move to a different state
2. lie as they always do about what they are doing
3. rename the project and cover up what they are really doing
4. kill the people opposing this
7 lb 6 oz healthy baby girl………yeeaaaaaaaah B-)
I know its a bit early.. but shes not going to be a public school stiff is she?
All our children are home schooled and we opt out almost all vaccinations
what the cops are saying is ..Fuck your 1st amendment rights
Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing
The “TweetSmart” campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol and the Seattle police, and aims to raise awareness about social media’s potential impact on law enforcement.
Just a prelude to get folks ready when they hit the switch and cut off all media/net/cell ect.
title is misleading. MonsterMind is second generation intrusion countermeasures electronics and has nothing to do with launching physical attacks against anybody….
Think of it like a firewall on your home network that identifies and retaliates against botnets, hackers etc.
The big brains out there ie: Stephen Hawking, etc. have already said that most probably, when the machines become autonomous, mankind as we know it will be altered forever. Also, there are enough evil .gov goons that will do the criminals in charge business. We outnumber them, but the middle class, which I suspect most of us are, are not the trouble makers. We would prefer to work, support our families, drink a few beers and grill a steak on the weekends. When it comes down to it, we are sort of the weak link because just look what is going on in Missouri right now. Demographics play a huge part in this, and not trying to be racist in the least, a large part of the black community who has been sucking off the working class have bankrupted us. If they can’t get things free from the .gov (us), then they burn, steal, loot, etc. Not that other races don’t do that, but do the math. If neighbors and like minded friends don’t form teams, work together, and such, there will be a blood letting in this country that will make the civil war look like cub scouts roasting marshmallows over a campfire. This country needs a reset in a most desperate way. How it comes about remains to be seen. That said, no amount of money or coercion, will make me give up my God given freedoms. Right now, we are a nation of unjust laws that do nothing but enrich the elite. Most folks here know that is just a matter of time before the wheels fall off the cart. It’s coming, but when???
I’m reading “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies” by Nick Bostrom right now.
“Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Program on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School.”
From an Amazon review:
Building his arguments on available data and extrapolating from there, Bostrom is confident that:
– some form of self-aware, machine super-intelligence is likely to emerge
– we may be unable to stop it, even if we wanted to, no matter how hard we tried
– while we may be unable to stop the emergence of super-intelligence, we could prepare ourselves to manage it and possibly survive it
– us not taking this seriously and not being prepared may result in our extinction while serious pre-emergence debate and preparation may result in some form of co-existence
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police
If people don’t take to the ballots this year and vote for people like Paul and Amash, you can kiss this country goodbye. All the scumbag neo-cons and libtards have to go, or it is GAME OVER for America. Period.
Sorry for the cynicism…but elections unless done direct!y by paper ballot, and tabulated in a public setting are not to be trusted
New release Gods Not Dead is worth renting
Here’s what piqued my interest in “Superintelligence” in the first place: Elon Musk, the co-creator of PayPal, founder of Tesla motor sports, and CEO of SpaceX, has endorsed the book more than once when warning listeners of the potential dangers of creating an AI that is so intelligent that it is able to make itself immeasurably smarter than us.
“Artificial intelligences could be created with the best of intentions—to conduct scientific research aimed at curing cancer, for example. But when AIs become superhumanly intelligent, their single-minded realization of those goals could have apocalyptic consequences.”
What are you doing, Dave? This is highly irregular.
Fiction? or not…
At the new facility in Utah —
“Hey Bob, this new SeeItAll computer system is great. It is capturing, and recording every single network transmission in the whole world. The only problem is that people don’t really log-in to that often, so we can’t log into their accounts. Sifting through all this data week after week trying to find passwords is taking a long time.”
Next day – “Hey Jack, I thought of a way to get all those passwords all in ONE DAY!. We’ll just put out a press release that someone has hacked and gotten like a BILLION usernames and passwords and tell everyone to change all their passwords. Then, we only have to sift through one day of data and we’ll have them all and be done!”
‘who gets to make the rules?’