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NIXEL in Bradley County, sharing your personal info with the world

In Agenda 21, Government on December 8, 2011 at 8:27 AM

First of all, let’s establish the connection to and the reason for all this involvement in our community!

Once again it is our elected leaders who are contributing a great deal to the loss of our freedoms here in Bradley County and why our sovereignty is being given away all in the name of a few grants that for some reason they seem to feel is worth the trade off! Our freedoms for a few federal dollars is one of the saddest statements I have made in a long time!

Our elected leaders open participation in TACIR, ICLEI, Southeast Economic Development Council, and the Department of Homeland Security are the crux of our problems. They are not on the board of many of these organizations by accident. They are being usef as useful tools of the government to implement pretty much anything they want on the citizens they represent all for the few dollars that may pass his way! In other words, they are useful idiots, pawns for big government, willing participants for any “useful” programs that will assist the government and the United Nations (the global community) to facilitate a socialist agenda, thus our sovereignty and freedom at what ever cost they think it is worth!

As mentioned earlier, the local newspaper introduced the NIXLE Policing Sysytem to the citizens of Bradley County. All was fine and seemingly benign until a little research revealed a very disturbing trend for our community which is often done in this community and is the sole reason that this news blog was created and that was to give near 10, 000 readers of this blog the opportunty to see another side of the news, that news often left off the headlines of our news papers.

After reading the story and after noticing the “free NIXLE” system that was just given to us because we are such a great community and because we deserve it, after all doesn’t our Mayors have out best interest in mind, sure they do and that is why they think it such a great plan for our community! “It will make our community stronger, able to communicate with first responders and give out information on storms and hurricanes that hit our area! Sounds really good doesn’t it? Until you pull away the layers that so many have either been paid to hide or just blatantly hopes you wouldn’t look!

First layer, the NIXLE system! The NIXLE system is free because it has many components that are missing. NIXLE is only the delivery portion of this policing system it is the ying, the missing portion is the yang for lack of a better word!

The NIXLE system is only that, a policing system, which needs the other components, such as NLETS, INTERPOL and many other systems to connect to that are not “free!”

NIXLE must have a NLET system to operate effectively! NIXLE will get this in our community because our local guys have done their initial job and that was to accept it. Next, we must purchase NLET, then the grants start pouring in! What will the NLET and other systems cost? No telling and to date, I have not been able to confirm how much, but I can bet it will not be cheap!

NIXLE is a notification system asking for subscribers, they ask you to sign up for free, give all your personal info, they upload this into a data bank and the process starts.

It has been rumored on EMA blogs by Rick Wimberly and Lorin Bristow that NIXLE will sell your info to advertisers and in turn sell advertising space on NIXLE! This rumor has to date been squelched by NIXLES CEO and founder Craig Mitnik. Mr Mitnik has stated that he plans to not sell advertising but plans to fund NIXLE with other projects with his customer list of 3600 agencies throughout the nation!

Here is where the “free” part comes into play. Mitnik and company have developed related technology they intend to sell to the private sector. He believes this will be more lucrative than selling to public safety and will help support his public safety efforts, he stresses “that his public safety system and his private sector systems are not commingled!”

“One of these systems is the NLETS system (National Law Enforcement Tech Systems) which has very strict standards for security.

WWW.NLETS.org calls it system the “International Justice and Public Safety Network” this system with the assistance of NIXLE links together and supports every state, local and federal law enforcement, Justice Department and other public safety agencies for the purpose of sharing and exchanging critical information teaming with the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (USDOJ) to pursue the necessary security measures for enhanced law enforcement sharing.

Furthermore, on their website they answer the question “Who are we?” “We are owned by the states, a 501 (c) 3 non profit company, the use of info is composed of all US and territories, selected international agencies (United Nations) and a variety of strategic partners that serve the law enforcement community, all cooperatively exchanging data.” Types of data shared 1) Motor vehicle and drivers data to Canadian and INTERPOL databases, 2) State criminal history records, 3) Drivers license info 4) Corrections info 5) Photos. This data amounts to over 1 billion transactions a year to over 900,000 personal computers, mobile and hand held devices in the US and Canada at 45,000 user agencies and to 1.2 million individual users! Is this sounding so “groovy and benign” now! You can thank BCN reporting for giving you the other side…….for free of course!

What we do? “We are dedicated to diligently growing the network….at the lowest possible cost. Also, wea are a proving ground for information sharing technology and we are a trusted source for GRANTS (your tax dollars) to develop breakthrough programs which NIXLE owns that support the men and women who need the right info 24/7/365!

Grants, NLET is very proud of one of our flagship programs, GRANTS! Nearly 10 million dollars in grants acquired thus far! “Because we are a not for profit organization, owned by the states, we can obtain grants from the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (thanks Mayors and your connections) Science and Technology Directorate and the National Institute of Justice. It is nice to also note that NLETS retains approximately 25 percent of the grants (their profit share) but the rest is awarded to the states, then NLETS contracts it’s services to the individual states, ie BRADLEY COUNTY TENNESSEE, to get the work done! They go on to boast on the website that the best part of the business model of NLETS is that they do all the work so it is not necessary for the states to procure the grants for themselves, but my assertion is that if the states procured this money themselves their would be 25 percent more to go around, just thinking out loudly again, shame on me! But NLETS is going to do all the work for you as long as they get their 25 percent cut of your tax dollars! Right? It’s the American government way, right?

NLETS further mentions it’s companies strong connection to public private partnerships, you know those Non Governmental Organizations (NGOS) that bypass your local government and implement all those wonderful programs in our communities without a single vote cast by elected officials that represent you.

NLETS also mentions it silent partners that work closely with them to make sure you are safe of course…..traffic enforcement, red light, speed and toll violation camera companies, local, state, federal and international agencies such as DHS, INTERPOL, and other international agencies like the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) and the UNITED NATIONS! These agencies combined help track down violatora which increases revenue and helps with information sharing! Each time a law enforcement (listen closely, it gets good here) official sends a registration or drivers license query beyond their state borders it transmits across the NLETS NETWORK and back in less than a second 100 million times a month, “without the officers realizing it!” Law enforcement officers use the NLETS NETWORKS every time they send a query out of state, which is often the case with traffic violations, and they don’t even realize it! This data is not only used by local, state and federal agencies, “it is used by the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, INTERPOL and other international bodies such as the UNITED NATIONS AND WHO”, the World Health Organization, really?

This is really starting to warm my heart! The innocent sharing of all my personal info with the whole world from little ole Bradley County Tennessee is really making me feel special! What else can this harmless little system called NIXLE/NLETS do for me?

Glad you asked! The pictures taken from the traffic/speed cameras (we had them just a few months ago, till they were femmes not cost efficient and citizens such as myself started law suits against them and they were taken down) yep those same cameras that took 1000s of pics of your license plates, well guess what else this system can do? They can create a thumbnail of your license plate from the photo of you vehicle, upload it into the NLETS system and wallah, it is shared with international agencies, your name, age, birthdate, residence, social security number, car make and model. This information is permanently stored in some vault at the UN archives, for your safety of course and for any other use they may find necessary and expedient!

Once the local law enforcement guys are able to communicate nationally and internationally (thanks to our elected Mayors), the DHS, NIXLE and NLETS recieves this information and it is then uploaded to INTERPOL, a “strategic partner” with the UNITED NATIONS! “This then allows them the opportunity to deter crime at the international level! INTERPOL (international police) then relies on current technology and maintains a range of global databases such as criminal and suspected individuals, search requests for wanted persons, fingerprints, photos, DNA profiles, list and stolen travel documents, stolen vehicles and illicit weapons related to criminal cases.

Through this system the United Nations and INTERPOL join together for International police peacekeeping….of course, it’s all about world peace and loving one another, never a thought of tracking every thing you do and everywhere you go, just in case you turn out to be a domestic terrorist, remember SB 1867?Recently that bill gives the military unilateral authority to detain “suspected domestic terrorist” and whisked off to another country and tried by a military tribunal only on suspicion of questionable activity! Yes while you were sleeping your senators voted for this bill, this week!

Please now refer to the YOU TUBE videos from your recliner and place of comfort. Please view the next videos to show the connection of the UNITED NATIONS to INTERPOL which links NIXEL and NLETS to Bradley County! “policy matters more than ever before” and “UN and INTERPOL join together for international police peacekeeping”

In these two videos the international police, the UN and member states began drafting an action plan through NIXLE, INTERPOL and NLETS to implement this doctrine at the UN! At a ministerial meeting they both agreed and the action plan was enacted at the INTERPOL General Assembly in 2010!

WWW.scribd.com/mobile/documents/1 page 6 states NLET worked with INTERPOL to provide states direct access to INTERPOL databases and Interpol message keys were developed to enhance greater communication. Strategic partners such as American Traffic solutions, lojack, NIXLE, ONSTAR, vision air, Red Flex traffic systems, laser craft, datamax, ALS state and local solutions.

NLETS business model also calls for the following plan and is how they plan to make money off of you and your data with the cooperation of our Mayors and local law enforcement officers.

The following link establishes this info http://www.scribd/…/NLETS-DMVs-interp , NIXEL is accepted into the communities, NLETS is purchased and identifies potential funding sources, applies for funding, extends funding to the staff via their vendors, aids the states/vendor in planning and execution, and then monitors the continued success of the project!

NLETS has recently recieved federal grants from the US Dept of Justice, Department of Homeland Security to demonstrate the viability of exchanging interstate drivers license photos and recently recieved a grant from the National Institute of justice for geospatial info capabilities! Satellite photos!

Other sources for this info can be found at http://www.justice.gov/usbcb/initiatives/index.php , http://www.justnet.org/lists/…/1073/Locke.ppt , http://www.hendanpub.com/resources/…/details.asp

With this information shared it still leaves a lingering question. Do you think the seemingly sinister introductions of sovereignty stealing programs like NIXLE and NLETS are intentional moves to destroy our freedoms or are they sincerely being done to devise an international plan to eventually turn our communities into socialist Gestapo type regimes?

Are our leaders simply useful idiots, with the naievete of a child watching innocently as our country is being destroyed? I would like to think the latter, but a part of me thinks otherwise!

If our leaders are that naive then maybe they don’t need to be placed in a position of authority with the ability to make decisions for the citizenry! Maybe it high time to be out with the old and in with a new form of responsible leadership!

NIXLE, NLETS, INTERPOL, UN- America’s Growing Surveillance Society

In Agenda 21 on December 7, 2011 at 8:27 AM

BCN NOTE- Before you jump off the chair you are sitting on and think that the current implementation of NIXLE in our community is completely benign, please read on!

NIXLE is part of a bigger picture and will be revealed to you through a series of articles within the BRADLEY COUNTY NEWS (BCN) blog site!

In short, NIXLE is a program that will eventually rely on NLETS (a program once purchased by our county will be the implementation module that supports NIXLE) which will link in to INTERPOL (the international police) which partnered with the UNITED NATIONS , using your data, everything from driver licenses to facial imagery to your DNA to promote “world peace” of course!

We are not being fooled by this program being introduced into our community! BCN has once again provided to you completely “free of charge” the other news that did not make it to the front pages! Our local papers did a very good job of “notifying the public” but failed to simply investigate it further and see down the road what this means to you! I call this lazy reporting meaning that someone reported the info , but no follow up or investigation was done into the “real” story! This is such a disservice to you and I have taken it on in this venue to once again do the extensive research needed to make sure the truth is revealed!

This is a little lengthy but is well worth your time and will set the stage to fully understand the intent of NIXEL on our community! Note that below you will read that this article by a Pennsylvania Representative that the NLET it speaks of is the program that we will be needed to fully implement NIXEL on a larger scale! The initial “free” NIXEL is only the beginning!

Real ID and the PASS Act
America’s Growing Surveillance Society

Address to the 10th Annual Freedom21 Conference –
August 14, 2009

By PA State Representative Sam Rohrer

Since I addressed this convention last year about the same topic, much has changed while much has also remained the same. First, let me offer my congratulations and thanks to so many of you who have faithfully fought the good fight for freedom and against the dangerous provisions of REAL ID.

Thousands of hours have been spent resisting REAL ID and all it represents, and I stand before you now to say that those hours have not been spent in vain.

In all, legislative bodies in twenty-six states have spoken out against this government power grab.

Such a stunning reaction against federal legislation would not have been possible without the hard work of many in this room and many at this conference. Yet, while battles have been won, the war has not.

Today I’d like to provide an overview of where the REAL ID issue stands currently. Most of you probably know the problems associated with REAL ID and may have even heard my speech on this topic last year. (The DeWeese Report, Volume 14, Issue 9 – September 2008) My presentation this year has been geared as a continuation of what I presented last year.

First, I will set the philosophical stage that underlies much of the thinking behind REAL ID and similar ideas.

Next, I will briefly discuss fusion centers and their role in the coming American surveillance society.

From that point, I will focus on the 2009 version of REAL ID and discuss a range of related issues, pointing out significant threats to our personal privacy and security along the way.

I will close by offering my thoughts about the next steps we should each take in resisting REAL ID.

Preventive Detention

Let me start with this question, “Why is it that honest, law-abiding civilians are so worried about the federal government increasing its knowledge of citizens and their activities?”

After all, if you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve nothing to worry about, right? – WRONG!

Under true justice, this statement would be fairly accurate, but it no longer is. A basic reason is that the law enforcement and the terrorism fighting community have whole heartedly embraced a new and dangerous operating philosophy. Now the focus of the law enforcement community has changed to crime and terrorism prevention through the use of massive amounts of intelligence.

In fact, on May 21 of this year, a New York Times story noted, “President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House . . . that he was mulling the need for a ‘preventive detention’ system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried.” This startling statement should stop us in our tracks – preventive detention? What happened to the Constitution and its protections? You mean looking inside someone’s head or heart and incarcerating him because someone thinks he might commit a crime in the future? Would this “preventive detention” apply to Americans accused of being right-wing extremists?

This emerging philosophy is known as “Intelligence-led Policing.” Most proponents of this philosophy have come to believe that the more that is known about all people in general, the greater the chance to catch the criminal or terrorist at large in the community before he commits his act of terrorism or crime. In essence, cast the net broadly. Let me clearly state that I believe the causes of crime and terrorism should be a matter of focus.

However, I equally – and just as strongly – believe that law enforcement and intelligence goals must be balanced with the Constitutional rights of American citizens.

Granting government in any form including police too much authority will turn America into a police state where citizens are stripped of their constitutional rights and a presumption of guilt is established.

Focusing on the principle of individual autonomy derived from God-given rights, our Founders and subsequent court decisions established and confirmed this historic balance by agreeing that citizens must be presumed innocent until proven guilty “beyond reasonable doubt.” The danger with the “Intelligence-led Policing” view is that, without the protection of this proper balance, the basic right of the presumption of innocence is
destroyed, and with it our Freedom.

Because, once this foundational concept is discarded, like falling dominoes in a row, other major changes begin. The entire mindset in Washington has developed into a philosophy which advocates nearly total government knowledge of all citizens’ information.

Fusion Centers and the Web of Intimidation

Such a transformation has been crystallized within the law enforcement community in the form of “fusion centers” and how they have operated in the years following 9/11. These amorphous institutions were created to simplify information transfer between local, state, and federal officials. In fact, the official Fusion Center Guidelines state: “The principal role of the fusion center is to compile, analyze, and disseminate criminal/terrorist information and intelligence . . . to support efforts to anticipate, identify, prevent, and/or monitor criminal/ terrorist activity.

You can easily spot the “Intelligence-led Policing” and “preventive detention” philosophies underpinning those guidelines, but more to my point is what these fusion centers have produced.

The Missouri Information and Analysis Fusion Center produced a document with which you may be familiar in February of this year called “The Modern Militia Movement.”

This report, allegedly aimed to inform law enforcement officials throughout Missouri, actually linked militia members with supporters of third party political candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and others. This document smeared all supporters of those candidates as potentially dangerous militia members who might incite violence against law enforcement officers or government officials.

Another report issued by a Virginia Fusion Center noted that dangerous student radicalization could occur at colleges and universities, specifically two “Historically Black Colleges” and “Regent University, a private, evangelical Christian institution.”

Both of these fusion center reports illustrate the danger of unbalanced “Intelligence-led Policing” and show more importantly why even those who do nothing wrong should be very worried when government has expansive knowledge and control. Should your daughter or granddaughter attending law school at Regent University have fewer rights because she chose a school based on its conservative religious beliefs? A centralized and top-heavy drive to prevent crime can easily result in such Constitutional violations.

Once these fundamental changes from assumed innocence to assumed guilt and law enforcement to preventative detention occur, freedom gives way to a surveillance society mentality, and the operational problems of fusion centers. But significant changes have occurred in other federal government initiatives which advance the surveillance society in America.

Keep Smiling or You May Be Locked Up

The first of these initiatives is nicknamed FAST (Future Attribute Screening Technology).

This technology uses an array of sensors to measure physiological characteristics such as heart rate, breathing rate, facial expressions, and pupil dilation to determine whether or not a person intends to
commit a crime.

The Department of Homeland Security plans to implement this technology in airports and at major event locations. Again, you can see the emphasis on prevention underlying this massive privacy violation. People’s heart rates climb and pupils dilate for a multitude of reasons. The real effect will be a massive loss of freedom as innocent Americans are detained for wearing the wrong facial expressions or showing nervousness about flying.

A second initiative is Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (or EDLs). This is another portion of the federal government initiative built on Real ID which drastically increases federal government knowledge of everyday life.

These new licenses double as a passport with Mexico and Canada and contain an RFID chip that is read when any border is crossed. However, the significant convenience for the consumer is more than outweighed by the resulting privacy concerns.

As a recent Associated Press article noted, the RFID chips in Enhanced Driver’s Licenses can be easily skimmed by someone holding a reader within thirty feet or more of the license.

As technology improves, these licenses will be readable from a much greater distance. Currently four states and two Canadian provinces issue these licenses, but more states and provinces will likely do so in the future. Enhanced driver’s licenses are another topic entirely, but they serve to show increasing breadth of government knowledge and control over American citizens.

PASS Act – Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Now let me turn to the key federal government initiative which drastically increases government knowledge and control – the “Providing for Additional Security in States’ Identification Act” (PASS ID). Influential players in the federal government have switched horses and begun promoting this act. Introduced June 15th and now out of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, this alternative allegedly corrects the abuses of REAL ID while still improving overall security.

Be assured that this switch does not take me or anyone else who has studied this issue by surprise. REAL ID was a poorly conceived and hastily passed bill – for months we have known that it would be scrapped in favor of PASS ID. Accordingly, I have studied PASS ID and determined that it is no improvement. The tactics have changed, even as the administration has changed, but the end result remains the same. Through PASS ID, the leaders of the federal government will accrue to themselves unprecedented knowledge about and control over the American people.

This license will enroll Americans in a global system of biometric identification.

Predictably, the tactics have not changed. Senator Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, exercises vast control over hearings in that committee, including the committee hearing about PASS ID.

When determining which experts would be allowed to testify in committee about PASS ID, just recently on July 15th, he refused to allow anyone opposed to PASS ID to testify.

All those testifying represented organizations which supported either PASS ID or REAL ID.

There was no debate on whether the federal government should mandate regulations for state’s driver’s licenses – that premise was a foregone conclusion. The main question was what those regulations should look like. PASS ID was written to eliminate enough objections from opponents of REAL ID to ensure that federal regulations would be imposed on the states.

Not surprisingly, PASS ID was just recently voted out of committee.

We also learn that both the National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) both support PASS ID. Those organizations, which were opposed to REAL ID and should defend state constitutions and individual freedom, now support PASS ID because some cost concerns have been eliminated from the legislation, as if cost were the primary concern. In fact, the more important privacy and Constitutional concerns remain.

The blatant bias for PASS ID during the Senate committee hearings exhibits the increasingly arrogant approach of many in the federal government. They exercise extraordinary faith in the laws and regulations passed by Congress to remedy security problems in each of the fifty states. As a seventeen-year state legislator, believe me, I know the consequences of the federal government forcing solutions to complex problems upon the states. The solution will always be too “broad-brushed” to be either effective or workable and will also violate some aspect of the Constitution. The best solution to problems including state-issued drivers’ licenses simply must come from the states.

As I mentioned previously, PASS ID fails to improve REAL ID. In fact, it keeps the most egregious portions of REAL ID intact.

First, PASS ID allows the federal government to regulate a traditionally state-determined process, in violation of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments
to the US Constitution.

Second, Section 242 of PASS ID requires each state to, “subject each person who submits an application for a driver’s license or identification card to mandatory facial image capture.”

Third, PASS ID gives enormous power to the Secretary of Homeland Security. The language reads, “All authority to issue regulations, set standards, and issue grants under this subtitle shall be carried out by the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation and the States.”

These regulations, which should be granted a lengthy comment period during which time groups can point out problems with PASS ID, are supposed to be finalized only nine months after the date the legislation passes. Additionally, the traditional rule-making process will likely be circumvented, allowing for no public comment about PASS ID regulations.

Fourth, six years after PASS ID regulations are issued, federal agencies will be prohibited from allowing citizens to use non-compliant licenses for official purposes. This is the same REAL ID tactic to force states into compliance.

If you read through PASS ID, you will note toward the end the following provision, “Nothing in this section may be construed to—(1) authorize the
creation of a national database of driver’s license information; or (2) authorize States direct access to the motor vehicle database of another State.”

This portion of the legislation is often trumpeted as an important privacy protection but it offers nothing of the sort. The truth is, massive datasharing goes on between states and the federal government on a daily basis already, whether or not direct access is statutorily allowed. In fact fusion centers were created for the purpose of facilitating information transfer between state, local, and federal government agencies. Creating a new national database would be superfluous since in reality it already exists.

In an excellent article opposing PASS ID, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) lists several further problems which bear repeating now.

First, the data collection and retention requirements raise significant privacy concerns. These requirements are nearly indistinguishable from the data requirements of the REAL ID Act. As with REAL ID, the PASS ID data requirements will encourage and simplify the identity theft process.

Second, PASS ID requires no physical security protections for the machine readable zone (MRZ) on the back of the license, only the promise of prosecution after someone steals that information. This machinereadable zone will provide identity thieves with a barcode scanner easy access to your personal data.

Cameras, Cameras Everywhere

Finally, the massive amount of information collected and stored as a result of PASS ID will provide government with the use of large amounts of personal data – “achieving the effect of a national database.”

Of major impact is that facial recognition technology, the biometric portion of REAL ID also mandated by PASS ID, can be used to track people in real time, through networks of surveillance cameras linked to databases containing facial recognition templates. Proof for that statement comes from a 2003 Carnegie- Mellon University study, the introduction of which declares, “In the context of sharing video surveillance data, a significant threat to privacy is face recognition software, which can automatically identify known people, such as from a database of drivers’ license photos, and thereby track people regardless of suspicion.”

The private commercial sector is already using facial recognition technology in conjunction with surveillance cameras.

3VR is a leading company which markets such technology. According to the 3VR website, this technology can: “capture, index and catalog Facial Images; track suspects using face similarity search; build, manage and share watch lists of faces; receive notifications when the system recognizes a watch list individual; and maximize hard drive space by saving video and images associated with face events for longer.”

According to a January 2008 Popular Mechanics article, “Twelve bank companies employ 3VR systems at numerous locations, which build a facial template for every single person that enters any branch.”

Few people probably realize what is happening when they enter a bank with such a system in place. But such a system controlled by governments and potentially operating world-wide is the direction this technology is headed.

An extensive surveillance camera network capable of tracking people has already spread across the country.

According to the same Popular Mechanics article, an estimated 30 million surveillance cameras pepper areas across the nation, from tiny Dillingham, Alaska (population 2,400) to New York City with its multiple thousands of cameras. A few cities – like Brookline, NH – have refused the cameras, but most areas of the country have installed them.

Exactly how advanced are these surveillance cameras?

Well, according to a Chicago Sun-Times article, new cameras being installed in Chicago are so advanced they can rotate independently and “pick up a face in a crowd six blocks away.”

Certain ultra-long range surveillance cameras are advertised online as being able to precisely identify a human more than 3.5 miles away!

Government By Intimidation

Again, many people assume that as long as they are not criminals, they have nothing to fear. Again, not true – as I have said, the whole mindset in Washington has changed. Just watch as more of these privacy invading, freedom destroying programs are pushed through in the future. Imagine the consequences of a police force using real time surveillance cameras to determine the identity of participants at a rally opposing some government policy. Imagine being questioned for completely legal behavior that only looked suspicious on the surveillance camera. As American citizens, we have been guaranteed the First Amendment “right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” I believe that such knowledge and power already infringe on this basic right. American citizens also have a clear expectation of privacy implicit in the Fourth Amendment – “The right of the people to be secure in their persons . . . shall not be violated.” Surveillance cameras operated by law enforcement officials have already been documented abusing certain persons’ right to privacy and security of person. Also concerning, a Privacy International report ranking privacy protections of countries around the world listed the US in the worst group – among the United Kingdom, China, and Russia.

International Databanks

You may wonder how the federal government could gain access to driver’s license photos to make tracking people by surveillance camera possible. Currently, the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) makes information in state DMV databases available to law enforcement and federal agencies. The network which facilitates this transfer of information is NLETS, the International Justice and Public Safety Network, a not-forprofit organization owned and run by the states.

According to the NLETS website, this information exchange system links 30,000 agencies, nearly 700,000 terminals, and over 1 million users.

Additionally, NLETS “will soon allow users in the US to electronically access INTERPOL files in Lyon, France.”

In all, roughly 90 million messages are transacted each month.

A new NLETS initiative called the NLETS Interstate Sharing of Photos, or NISP, allows all participating states to access driver’s license photographs from other states. This massive data-sharing between states and countries could easily provide the infrastructure to allow the federal government to link the facial recognition photo found in your state DMV database to a government-sponsored surveillance camera network. Having INTERPOL connected to the system opens the door to international surveillance.

You Are The Target

This developing surveillance society received a major push under the previous administration. During those years, the National Security Administration was given broad access to massive amounts of private telecommunications information via AT&T for the purpose of fighting the war on terror. Fighting terrorists is a good thing, but using an unconstitutional and invasive means to do so, when it spreads the net to innocent citizens, certainly is not. This action, however well-intentioned, left the door wide open for abuse of whomever the current President deems a threat against the United States.

It seems like nearly every piece of legislation that comes out of Washington these days involves some sort of information gathering on Americans. Even the seemingly innocuous “Cash for Clunkers” program authorized the Federal Government to take certain information from computers which logged on to the Cars.gov website.

And, lest we forget, combine all these dangers with the recent positions taken by the United States Department of Homeland Security. That government agency issued two startling documents earlier this year which you probably remember.

The first was called, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” That DHS report noted, “The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists.”

Notice how military veterans and those who oppose further firearm restrictions are singled out as potential threats to the US.

Also notice how this DHS document defines “right-wing extremism:” “Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hateoriented. . . and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

The second report issued by DHS was called the Domestic Extremism Lexicon.

This lexicon used a very broad brush to paint numerous groups as extremist.

These groups include not only abortion opponents, but also such liberal groups as animal rights activists, anti-war protestors, and environmental activists. Even the White House has begun calling those in opposition to the President’s socialized medicine agenda “mobs” who use “scare tactics.” These dangerous definitions point out the increasing danger to both the left and right of a government that is growing ever larger and more intrusive.

Fighting Back

Even to the more casual observer, it is increasingly easy to see the direction in which America is headed. Many people believe that more knowledge, control, and surveillance equals more safety. They blindly assume that as long as they do nothing wrong, they have nothing to fear. The tradeoff that many do not consider, and that is the reason I oppose REAL ID and PASS ID is the resulting loss of freedom inherent in these ideas. Make no mistake, PASS ID is an attack on freedom. It keeps the most onerous provisions of REAL ID and is a major component of the massive surveillance society being set up in America and around the world. So what can be done about it?

First, understand that these issues we’re discussing in this conference are issues that stem from anti-freedom philosophies. Many promoters of these philosophies are aggressively pushing this nation toward fascism. We must be just as committed and aggressive – the stakes are high.

Secondly, continue to educate yourself. Spend the time necessary to find and read good, credible resources and always think for yourself rather than accepting the opinion of another.

Thirdly, pass on what you learn to others. In this way, you can duplicate your efforts, getting greater “return” on the time you have invested to stay up-to date and factual about current events.

Also, continue to support organizations such as the Stop REAL ID Coalition as they serve to enlarge our efforts by spending time we don’t have and using expertise we don’t possess to achieve that common goal of defending our liberties.

When our freedoms are at stake, inaction is the worst course of action. To win this fight, we need each person to do as much as possible. The cameras of a total surveillance society are moving ever closer. Without the American people pushing back against these encroaching efforts of the federal government, we will wake up one day, in the not too distant future, wondering what happened to the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”

Allow me to close with a quote from one of our Founding Fathers, Samuel Adams. “The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.” -Samuel Adams

Again, thank you for inviting me to speak here. May God yet choose to bless America!

Representative Samuel E. Rohrer is a Pennsylvania State Representative from the 128th district in Berks County. For more info visit – http://samrohrer.com

NIXLE: GOVERNMENT INTIMIDATION DESTROYS A FREE SOCIETY

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2011 at 6:02 AM

GOVERNMENT INTIMIDATION DESTROYS A FREE SOCIETY

Bradley County News- If for a moment you think that our leaders are the least bit concerned about your constitutional rights and well being in Bradley County, please think again!

Our elected leaders, currently our City and County Mayors are using lofty positions within “federal organizations” such as the Department of Homeland Security and Southeast Economic Development Council to give away your rights for grant money! As witnessed in this weeks Cleveland Daily Banner and the recent implementation of NIXLE policing systems into our community, we once again see the international connection to the United Nations and no one, I repeat and no one is alarmed by it or are simply too lazy and complacent to investigate it!

As soon as I heard “free NIXLE service” to our area, sirens and flashing lights went off! This is often the lure of grant money in the millions as in the case of the implementation of NIXLE!

Please stay tuned to the next few articles as my research has revealed a very sinister plan again for the lure of grant money, your tax dollars that every one in government thinks is their money and somehow it is free!

Below my buddy Tom Deweese, a friend and email consultant of mine on issues that relate to agenda 21 and the United nations. I have let him kind of break the ice and I will follow up with some of my own research and share on this venue in the next coming days! Please stay tuned the reveal will astound you and make you wonder “what the heck is going on in Bradley County?”

By Tom DeWees

For years I have been issuing warnings about the growing government surveillance state. REAL ID and E-Verify have been sold as weapons necessary to stop illegal immigration and the threat of terrorism. Now, Congress says it has improved those weapons by creating the PASS Act.

Yet, while insisting these straight jackets for all citizens are needed to protect us, the government has refused to do the one thing that would actually reduce these threats – secure the borders. Homelandsecuritynewswire.com reports that the government has set a goal of capturing only 29% of people and goods entering our borders illegally. That’s it. As I have warned, the mindset of the government is that it’s much more efficient to put us all in chains than to try to actually catch the bad guys.

And so, the government is spending its resources (your money) spying on Americans, from monitoring our Face book pages to our credit card purchases. To make its intentions even clearer, The Department of Homeland Security has issued reports profiling nearly all Americans as potential domestic terrorists. And now, Barack Obama says he is considering “preventive detention” for those the government deems dangerous but are not yet ready to arrest. The government is now using biometric identification to monitor those who attend TEA Parties and other protests. Our right to object is being destroyed. This is government by intimidation. No free society can withstand it.

Yet, still, many Americans who profess to support limited government and individual liberty, allow themselves to be pulled in by those who tell you REAL ID, E-Verify and (NIXLE) will make us safer and freer. They refuse to understand that THEY are the target – not illegals. What will it take America, to finally convince you? When will you begin to understand you are not being protected – YOU ARE BEING HUNTED!

‘NIXLE’ alert service is working

In Uncategorized on December 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM

This is a direct article from the Cleveland Daily Banner by Greg Kaylor and is being broadcast in this venue to share information with the public!

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/16645769/article-%E2%80%98Nixle%E2%80%99-alert-service–is-working?instance=latest_articles

This article by its pure content informs the public of a new service that is being implemented in our community! It is very well written but fails to mention anything about it’s purpose or it’s overall goals for our community that a little research has revealed!

I know Troy Spence personally and this is no negative reflection on him as I believe in my heart that he sees the short term good via EMA that this program when implemented if locally used will be good for our community! I sincerely believe he trusts the system to do just that! What I don’t think happened was the research was not dome nor the “next step” well defined!

Often, as I will lay out for you in the next few BCN articles there is much more to the story than simply an implementation of a “free” program that will make our world a better place! “Free” as the word is being use pretty liberally lately in the political landscape around me made my ears perk up and pay attention! Free does not really mean free when the US, State or local governments are involved somehow! There is alot more to this than simply a free service!

Our local government and EMA service is going to recieve money from NIXLE grants that will come our way after we as a county purchase the “software” so to speak and implement the bigger NLETS program!

This is big, huge! So don’t try to understand it all in the context if this article cause believe me you will not get it all in this one blog!

Be patient and wait for the upcoming posts to fully understand this program, cause once again to no one else surprises but mine the UNITED NATIONS is once again stealthily appearing and applying their fangs into our community and nation and not a soul is too alarmed by it!

Ease read this article and pay close attention to the words free, international and NIXLE and I will make the connection in the near future! Enjoy!

For the past few weeks, officials at the Cleveland-Bradley County Emergency Management Agency have been working on an exciting project which will keep area residents informed of virtually any emergency event which could come our way.

“Nixle” is a new communications tool used to get the word out in the event of impending situations and will also be used to keep residents informed of how the agency is handling emergencies and what the public should be doing during the event.

“We will utilize the new communications service which we placed into service Thursday. It allows us to send valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology,” said County Mayor Gary Davis.

“The Nixle Community Information Service allows us to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at http://www.nixle.com.

“The service is provided at no expense to residents or the county, while most systems range in price from $30,000 to $50,000,” EMA Director Troy Spence explained.

In making the announcement Davis, commended Spence and his staff for this new innovation.

“It is the responsibility of the Emergency Management Agency to inform the public of actual or impending large scale incidents,” Davis said.

Spence said, “our duty is to inform the public of:

n What the actual situation is;

n What emergency responders are doing to help the situation; and

n What they need to do to stay out of the incident or what they can do to help the situation.

“The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our group,” Spence added.

Messages will be prioritized as Alerts (weather warnings, severe storms), Advisories (school closings, missing persons) or Community (Smoke testing, Block Party street closings) messages and may include other relevant safety and community event information.

The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a community radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information.

Subscribers can also choose which of the three messages are received and the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web.

“Nixle builds on the foundations of other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, but adds a key component — security. When residents receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted,” Spence said.

Residents of Cleveland and Bradley County and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at http://www.nixle.com.

“We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself,” Spence said.

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