Stop the ACLU ^ | July 20, 2010 | Sharon SebastianPosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 9:21:11 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
On the issue of race, Barack Obama speaks for himself through his writings, actions, policies and appointments. Unquestionably, this President has set race relations in America back decades. Though racism brims around this president, it is second tier to Obama first implementing Marxism.
Marxist’ controls must necessarily be imposed on America first. Marxism allows for government enforcement over citizens whereby certain classes and races of Americans can then be targeted and rendered legally defenseless. The Obama administration’s “Marxists controls” are slipping into place under the innocuous term “mandate” of which hundreds are listed in the healthcare law, the financial reform law, executive orders and proposed legislation.
Mandate means: “to force.” Force is the antithesis of a free people. Force replaces freedom and is a fascist tactic used to implement change. As with any government circumventing the rights and will of the people while forcibly imposing Socialism, the foul stench of fascism, “force,” now clings to this administration.
Historically, mixing fascism with racism leads to devastating results.For Americans today, the message is clear. All who are not Obama’s favored people are in for a bumpy ride as Obama appears intent to turn the tables, right past wrongs by seeking reparations via jobs, healthcare, appointments, government positions and the biggest socialistic grab-bag of all – redistributed wealth.
Obama’s proposed constraints on Americans’ self-determination and hard-earned prosperity carry both the chains of Marxism and racism. Which leads one to ask, is it a revenge mentality, a dispassionate disconnect, or the need for raw power that drives this president?
Many believe racial upheaval is at Obama’s core – based on over 20 years of anti-white and anti-Jewish racist diatribes in his chosen church and associations now and in his past with those who espouse such hatred openly.
He accused McCain of favoring amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the country.”I will say no to amnesty,” he said. “It is unsustainable. It is unwise.”
The Post & Email gets mainstream media coverage
PostASSOCIATED PRESS STORY GOES VIRAL!
by Sharon Rondeau
Was Obama born in Honolulu? How does it affect his claim that he is a “natural born Citizen”?
Aug. 7, 2010 —
The Post & Email was contacted several days ago by reporter Mark Niesse of the Associated Press about “Barack Obama’s birth certificate” as indicated in his story published today on the Associated Press’s main website.Because we wish to report the news rather than be a part of the news, we declined a formal interview with Mr. Niesse.
However, he accurately reported our response to him, which stated, “No one here is requesting Obama’s birth certificate, since it is obvious that he doesn’t possess a valid one.”His initial email is as follows:
Marine Post Office-V Amphibious CorpsIwo Jima 1945In the Pictureleft to right 1st Lt. Joseph V. O’Mahoney, Tech Sgt. BartonAdams, Cpl.Frank Mitchell, Cpl. Robert Powers, Cpl. William Fitzsimmons,Sgt. Albert FritelleSent courtesy of M. J. O’MahoneyE-Mail:MJOMAHONEY@aol.com
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Aug 7, 2010
If and when the United States and Israel bomb Iran marking the sixth country so blessed by Barack Obama and this sad old world has a new daily horror show to look at on their TV sets, and we then discover that Iran was not actually building nuclear weapons after all, the American mainstream media and the benighted American mind will ask: “Why didn’t they tell us that? Did they want us to bomb them?”
First Signs of Civil War begin in the US:
Sheriff Tony DeMeo Threatens Force Against Federal Agents
Noisyroom.net ^ | 8-7-2010 | Terresa Monroe-HamiltonPosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 4:13:15 PM by Whenifhow
It began with one Sheriff speaking with other Sheriffs about their oaths to uphold the constitution. A new movement is growing in this country in support of limited government, constitutional principles, states rights and a stronger role for sheriffs to play against federal abuse of power. In this 3-part video interview with Tony DeMeo, Sheriff of Nye County, Nevada, he explains that he is a Constitutional Sheriff and that authority for public office holders is derived from the people:SNIP
In his own words Sheriff Tony DeMeo describes an incident where federal agents of the BLM threaten him with arrest while the Sheriff issues his own threats of an armed response if illegal seizures of private property in his county continue. Imagine if BLM authorities went ahead with their “normal” operations of seizing cattle found on public property in direct opposition to Sheriff Tony DeMeo warnings? We would witness a standoff with dire consequences.
About NovemberAmerican Thinker ^ | August 7, 2010 | Jeremy MeisterPosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 5:19:16 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Many conservatives are chomping at the bit for the November elections. My fear is that the November elections aren’t going to change anything going on in Washington.Without a two-thirds majority in both Houses of Congress to override the veto, any attempt to repeal the Obama agenda, be it socialized medicine or the financial “reform,” will be dead on arrival.
Obama is an ideologue who is getting almost everything he wants. He’s not going to give it back.Just consider: Right now there are ninety-one House seats in play. That sounds like a lot until you consider that there are 435 seats up for grabs.91/435 = 21%Ninety-one congressmen is less than half of the number who voted for ObamaCare. When you start throwing out the incumbents in that figure who will win, you’re looking at roughly 15% of the House changing faces.
Most incumbents will coast to easy reelection. Fifteen percent is a paltry figure when contrasted with the energy being displayed at Tea Party rallies. There is a reason why the ruling class has little regard for the people it is supposed to represent.
via About November.
by Michel Chossudovsky – April 10, 2005
Code Red Alert – Weatherford, Texas – 25 miles west of Fort Worth. August 2, 2010:
Shadow Government Is at Work in Secret
After Attacks, Bush Ordered 100 Officials to Bunkers Away From Capital to Ensure Federal Survival
Martial Law — All the hysteria, but what does the Constitution say?
A Primer on Martial Law by Dr. Edwin Vieira
The ONLY remedy against a police state and keeping a free state secure is the constitutional militia:
A must read book:
Constitutional Homeland Security: A Call for Americans to Revitalize the Militia of the Several States. Volume I, The Nation in Arms By Dr. Edwin Vieira
Listen to a few of Dr. Edwin Vieira’s columns on the Constitutional Militia. Free audio. You can also download to a CD and listen while driving or to your IPod
My guest Monday night, August 9, 2010: Mark and Cheryl Hicks. What happened when they confronted a judge about the Code Red Alert. Hear their story and there were witnesses.
The case I cited when discussing the Prop 8 decision on my Thursday evening radio show:
U.S. Supreme Court
LOVING v. VIRGINIA, 388 U.S. 1 (1967)
388 U.S. 1
LOVING ET UX. v. VIRGINIA.
APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA.
Argued April 10, 1967.
Decided June 12, 1967.
Born a certain race vs a voluntarily chosen lifestyle. They are not the same, but the courts are treating them the same.
The newspaper article I read parts of:
The next real war likely to be fought will be on US soil: Our Civilian-Military Face Off
Bill of Rights No Obstacle for the Corps
Military retirement system broken, board saysstripes ^ | August 7, 2010 | By Lisa M. NovakPosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 4:55:51 PM by Flavius
The military retirement system is unsustainable and in dire need of repair, according to an influential Pentagon advisory board.Excerpt
Read more at stripes.com …
Return to Makin Island
YouTube ^ | 7 August 2010 | MePosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 4:22:47 PM by paterfamilias
I have seen this before, but it is well-worth watching again.I find it both sad and inspirational, as we fight a pitched battle, starting on November 2, to preserve and restore the Constitution that they died defending.
In the early days of WW II the Marine raiders attacked Makin Island and left behind 19 dead Marines after asking the islanders to make sure that they received a proper burial.In 1999 the remains were discovered.
This is a touching tribute.
“Lia”Obama’s Adopted Sister
WTPOTUS ^ | August 7, 2010 | BridgettePosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 12:33:54 PM by Leza2HOLIYAH SOETORO SABAH,
“LIA”, OBAMA’S ADOPTED SISTERWhat information was taken to her grave?You haven’t heard of Lia? Neither had we. The unknown, until now, adopted sister of Barack Hussein Obama died unexpectedly February 26, 1910. The USA media didn’t cover the story of this woman nor was her name found until the last few days.
A competent WTPOTUS sleuth, Leza, and other researchers uncovered an article about an adopted “brother” in Indonesia, named Lia or Lee. Following up on a tidbit of information and other clues, more information was uncovered. Lia was an adopted sister, not a brother. Two Indonesian obituaries were just found. These tell the final tale of this woman nicknamed Lia.
Chris Matthews is a birther? – claims Obama was Born In Indonesia
MSNBC via Birther Report ^ | August 7, 2010 | Chris MatthewsPosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 12:44:23 PM by BrytaniBut didn‘t Hillary dump on Obama a few days ago for playing up his Indonesian roots?
So, what is she up to here? Is she pushing how great he is for having been born in Indonesia, or what, or simply reminding everybody about his background, his Islamic background? Chris Matthews – December 18, 2007 MSNBC Hardball TranscriptExcerpt Read more at msnbc.msn.com …
States With Marine Detachments In Their Naval Militia1. Alaska2. New YorkIn the early part of the twentieth century about a third of the states had a Naval Militia, essentially a maritime version of the National Guard. Naval militiamen played important roles in the Spanish-American War and World War I. However, by World War II many states had abandoned their Naval Militias which included both naval and maritime personnel. During the postwar period only New York still possessed a naval militia, to be joined by Alaska.
The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012… (“CHARLES J. DUNLAP, JR.In 1992, General Colin Powell, chairman of the joint chiefs, awarded the prize for his strategy essay competition at the National Defense University to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Dunlap for The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012.”)
The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012
CHARLES J. DUNLAP, JR.In 1992, General Colin Powell, chairman of the joint chiefs, awarded the prize for his strategy essay competition at the National Defense University to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Dunlap for The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012. His cautionary tale imagined an incapable civilian government creating a vacuum that drew a competent military into a coup disastrous for democracy.
The military, of course, is bound to uphold the constitution. But Dunlap wrote: “The catastrophe that occurred on our watch took place because we failed to speak out against policies we knew were wrong. It’s too late for me to do any more. But it’s not for you.”From Parameters, Winter 1992-93, pp. 2-20.The letter that follows takes us on a darkly imagined
Re”We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people.Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
“-Gen George Patton
Some Marines like to use the above quote sometimes abbreviated/enlarged as their tagline, etc., insisting that “it’s USMC”–but then…jarheads insist most everything is theirs!
Look it up!-GyG
Subject : Re:
NCO blood stripe
The statement that the red stripe on dress blue trousers was a”blood” stripe commemorating the Marines killed in the battle forChapultepec in Mexico City in 1847 is a long-perpetuated myth passedon to generations of boots by their DIs.
It simply is not true. To quote LtCol Charlie Cureton in “The Marines,” the wearing of stripeson trousers began in 1834, following the Army’s practice of having trouser stripes the color of the facings of uniform jackets. Colonel Commandant Archibald Henderson prescribed buff-white stripes forofficers and sergeants. When, in 1839, the uniform changed to dark blue coats faced red, officers’ trousers’ stripes became dark blue edged in red.
Ten years later the stripes changed to red, and ove rthe years, there were variations.
Finally, in 1904, the simple redstripe was adopted.
You’ve Got to Get this Book! “We’ve Been Had” by James Keena
http://www.amazon.com/Weve-Been-Had-James-Keena/dp/0984534504/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281196557&sr=1-1 ^Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 12:08:18 PM by FrdmLvrEditorial Reviews Review
James Keena has done a superb job of reconstructing Barack Obama’s carefully obscured past and documenting his network of radical connections.
The result is an unsettling, detailed portrait of the first anti-American President. –Scott Sweet, Author of To Set the Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John KerryThis book will awaken those outside of the 20 percent far-left demographic who still somehow believe the narrative that Barack Obama is a post-partisan, post-racial, all-American politician.
James leaves hardly a stone unturned exposing the true identity of the man behind the lofty rhetoric. Unfortunately, it’s true:
We’ve Been Had. –Monte Kuligowski, attorney and author of Does the Declaration of Independence Pass the Lemon Test?
Bio-Bug: Car run on human waste is launchedThe Telegraph ^ | 8/6/2010 | Laura RobertsPosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 12:03:21 PM by freebillyThe Bio-Bug has been converted by a team of British engineers to be powered by biogas, which is produced from human waste at sewage works across the country. They believe the car is a viable alternative to electric vehicles.Excrement flushed down the lavatories of just 70 homes is enough to power the car for 10,000 miles – the equivalent of one average motoring year.This conversion technology has been used in the past but the Bio-Bug is Britain’s first car to run on methane gas without its performance being reduced. It can power a conventional two litre VW Beetle convertible to 114mph.Excerpt Read more at telegraph.co.uk …
Recommended Reading: Saul Alinsky, The American Organizer (NEA Promoting Saul Alinsky Tactics!) (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
Origin and History USMC Service/Serial Numbers….September 27 2006 at 7:32 PMNo score for this post GyG Login Dick GainesForum Ownerfrom IP address 220.127.116.11http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/HD/Historical/Frequently_Requested/Serial_Numbers_History.htmBackground information on the origin of service numbers for Marine CorpsPersonnel and the method of filing office and enlisted cases1. Effective 1 July 1905, each enlisted man’s file case was assigned a number and the file case filed numerically. The first, or lowest number assigned was 20,000. The numbers from zero through 19,999 were reserved for Headquarters “general files” correspondence.2. Previous to 1 July 1905, the enlisted men’s cases were filed alphabetically and when there were two or more cases with the same name, the cases were filed by date of enlistment.3. Circular Letter 432 of 15 February 1941 directed that
Caption Barry and AlexiWLS-890AM ^Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 10:26:41 AM by Cletus.D.YokelCaption Contest!
Serious Questions Raised About Obama Tactics in 2008 ElectionAccuracy in Media AIM ^ | August 6, 2010 | By Roger AronoffPosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 10:41:47 AM by Ooh-AhRecently AIM interviewed Gigi Gaston, director of the documentary film, “We Will Not Be Silenced.” The film documents voter intimidation and corruption by forces working for then-candidate Barack Obama at Democratic precinct caucuses and state conventions during the 2008 Presidential primary. The filmmaker is surprising in that she is a lifelong Democrat, whose grandfather was the mayor of Boston and later the governor of Massachusetts, and she is a Hollywood screenwriter.
Stand With Me to Save Net Neutrality
lfranken.com ^ | Unknown | Al FrankenPosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 11:47:22 AM by fatnotlazyThe Comcast-NBC merger is the first domino. If it falls, the rest will soon follow. If no one stops them, how long do you think it will take before 4 or 5 megacorporations effectively control the flow of information in America not only on television, but online? How long do you think it will take before the Fox News website loads 5 times faster than DailyKos?It’s almost too late to stop this from happening, but not quite. The government can stop them. . . but first the government has to be MADE to act.Net Neutrality is THE First Amendment issue of our time. If you want to protect the free flow of information in the country and all that depends on it, you have to help me fight this.
Sources say smackdown of Obama by Supreme Court may be inevitable (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
An attendee asked Stark to explain his claim that health care was now a right rather than a privilege in light of the fact that government imposed Obamacare “infringes the inalienable rights of other people” under the Constitution. The attendee pointed out that to mandate others to provide a service was a form of slavery and therefore violated the 13th amendment to the Constitution.“The federal government – yes – can do most anything in this country,” responded Stark, a statement that prompted a loud chorus of dissent from the crowd.Watch the clip:
RT filmed this emotional footage of 9/11 first responders pouring their hearts out at a speech just blocks away from where the twin towers fell. The rally was in response to Congress defeating a federal bill that would have provided billions of dollars in health care for those sickened by toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers Sept. 11, 2001.Eat like a king, stock up at eFoodsDirect today!
Sen. DeMint Ratifying U.N. Children’s Rights Treaty Would Turn Parental Rights ‘Over to International Community’
Sen. Jim DeMint R- S.C. said that if President Barack Obama gets his way and the Senate ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the precedent would be set to place parental rights under the jurisdiction of the international community. “We believe we need to take clear action here in Congress to protect the rights of parents to raise their children,”
DeMint said at a Wednesday panel discussion. “This treaty would, in fact, establish a precedent that those rights have been given over to the international community.” DeMint is lead sponsor of S. Res. 519, a resolution to protect parental rights, which is co-sponsored by 30 senators total. Only four more senators need to sign on to inform President Obama that he does not have enough votes in the Senate to ratify the treaty, DeMint said.
A new opinion piece on CNN.com argues that it’s the government, not the companies providing internet access, that is the real danger to free speech and the internet: We should be skeptical of any claims that net neutrality regulation is consistent with the First Amendment, let alone required by it.
As First Amendment attorney Robert Corn-Revere has noted “The First Amendment, the Internet & Net Neutrality: Be Careful What You Wish For”, “It should not be forgotten that the federal government’s initial impulse [in the mid-1990s] was to censor the internet and to subject it to a far lower level of First Amendment protection.”
The real “Big Brother” threat here is a government with the power to completely foreclose all speech under threat of fine or imprisonment — a power the private sector lacks even if you buy into the silly notion that it is out to bottle up speech or speakers….
1,200 National Guard Troops Being Deployed to Border Will Not Be Used to Stop and Detain Illegal Aliens
The 1,200 National Guard troops that are being deployed incrementally to the southwest border “will not be doing direct law enforcement,” said U.S. National Guard Bureau Director of Communications Jack Harrison when asked if the forces would be interdicting drugs and undocumented immigrants.
“The two mission sets are criminal analysts and enter-identification team,” Harrison told CNSNews.com. “I can tell you that guardsmen will not be doing direct law enforcement on the southwest border.”In other words, the National Guardsmen will not be used to actually stop and detain illegal aliens trying to sneak across the border into the United States.
ExclusiveSenate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage
House planned defense against ‘malicious acts’ using shock wavePosted: August 07, 201012:30 am EasternBy Bob Unruh© 2010 WorldNetDaily
The U.S. Senate has dropped a House-approved plan that would prepare the United States to defend itself from an attack from any electromagnetic pulse source – whether it would be from a natural solar flare or the detonation of a space-located nuclear weapon by enemies intent on destroying America’s infrastructure, according to a representative who has raised alarms over EMP.U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a Maryland Republican, said it is “unfortunate.””While one part of the federal government was warning us of possible solar electromagnetic pulse EMP damage to our electric grid, a key Senate commission approved a bill to ignore this threat,” he said.Do you want to keep up on the EMP threat? Subscribe to the publication that broke the story in 2004 – Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
“It’s particularly ironic since the Senate amended a bill, H.R. 5026, approved unanimously by the House that would specifically protect the grid against solar EMP and other physical threats,” he said.Story continues below WND has reported for years on the devastating danger from an EMP attack that could be launched by a second-rate missile system against America.The concern is that any nuclear detonation that could be launched into the atmosphere anywhere from 25 to 250 miles above the United States could decimate the nation’s electric grid, essentially transporting it instantly back to an era of mechanical machines and agriculture.
Jefferson Or Obama?
Your Choice: Thomas Jefferson or the Status Quo
Recently by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.: The Right To Nullify This Government
When I appeared before hundreds of members of the Iowa GOP late last June on the eve of the state party convention and received a standing ovation from throngs of party loyalists, I knew the business-as-usual crowd would be annoyed. I had just finished explaining that if we are serious about limiting government, as opposed to giving pretty speeches and wringing our hands, we will have to make use of all the mechanisms of defense Thomas Jefferson bequeathed to the states, and not just the ones that don’t offend Katie Couric or the New York Times.
Nathan Tucker has fired the inevitable shot back, in the form of a more or less predictable review of my book Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. I urge you, dear reader, to download a free chapter of the book at NullificationFreeChapter.com, and see if it intrigues you. Mr. Tucker, I am sorry to report, is not intrigued.
Jefferson’s argument is stated simply enough. If the federal government is allowed to hold a monopoly on determining the extent of its own powers, we have no right to be surprised when it keeps discovering new ones. If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power.
In his famous Report of 1800, James Madison reminded Virginians and Americans at large that the judicial branch was not infallible, and that some remedy must be found for those cases in which all three branches of the federal government exceed their constitutional limits…
Obama’s Oil Drilling Moratorium
Here’s my theory on Obama’s REAL agenda for his drilling Moratorium in the Gulf. In a recent video interview (YouTube), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal can’t seem to fathom Obama’s utter indifference to wrecking the offshore oil and gas industry in Louisiana with his dictatorial Moratorium. He can’t understand Obama’s seemingly utter contempt and indifference to the tens of thousands of Louisiana workers who work for…….
The technological, cultural, and metaphysical shift now under way unapologetically forecasts a future dominated by this new species of unrecognizably superior humans, and applications under study now to make this dream reality are being funded by thousands of government and private research facilities around the world. As readers will learn, this includes among other things rewriting human DNA…..
Beware of “Whole Child Education”
Using Children For Community Takeover. Legislators, School Boards, Parents, and Teachers — BEWARE! “Whole Child Education” is here and it is dangerous. In fact, all education that claims to be “child centered” should be avoided. It is toxic to everyone involved. A better name for child centered education would be “Psychological Vandalism.” What does child centered education mean? It means that to the “educator” the child is a product………
Danish drivers stumped by secret rules
The Telegraph ^ | 8/6/2010 | Bruno WaterfieldPosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 3:50:54 AM by bruinbirdman
Danish drivers have protested after Copenhagen ruled that large sections of its traffic rules were secret in defiance of rulings that wardens must explain why they have issued parking tickets.
Traffic wardens in Denmark’s capital have refused to tell parking offenders what rules they broke.Following numerous complaints from motorists the Danish Broadcasting Corporation requested and received a 110 page document spelling out how traffic wardens should behave and how and when they should issue tickets.
But key sections of the guidance, including the pages concerning the rules setting out the circumstances for issuing tickets, had been blanked out by the Copenhagen parking authority.Traffic wardens claimed that if drivers became aware of the information they would lose respect for traffic law and probably try to work around the rules.The parking authority also insisted that it wanted to prevent wardens getting into long or semantic arguments with motorists about the small print of regulation.
Finally, the authorities declared that parking rules were “exempt” from freedom of information laws because “it is necessary for the protection of significant considerations regarding the implementation of public control”.The “secret” rules are thought to relate to information on recommended observation times for wardens, advice on how to make the judgement for issuing a ticket and the required positions of parked vehicles.
The authorities have ignored a ruling from Hans Gammeltoft Hansen, Denmark’s parliamentary ombudsman, who said the rules “did not justify secrecy”.Excerpt Read more at telegraph.co.uk …
Criminal complaint of Treason against Barack Hussein Obama Can the US Constitution Survive Dictator Obama? (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
Cops: Man charged after referring to Conn. rampage
Google/AP ^ | Friday August 6th 2010 | APPosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 1:12:47 AM by Mad DawggNEW HAVEN, Conn. —
Connecticut police say they arrested a man at a management company after he mentioned the shooting rampage across the state that killed nine people and said he understood the killer’s mindset.Fifty-eight-year-old Francis Laskowski of Derby was charged with breach of peace Wednesday after making the comments while working at Fusco Management Co. in New Haven.Excerpt Read more at google.com …
Prepare for Data Tsunami, Warns Google CEO
["Open the pod bay door, HAL!"]PCWorld
^Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 2:06:29 AM by TruthHoundGoogle
CEO Eric Schmidt says an explosion of data is coming — and we’re totally unprepared to handle the deluge. Here’s why he’s right.Google CEO Eric Schmidt had some scary things to say about privacy yesterday.
In a nutshell, he said there’s an almost incomprehensible amount of data out there about all of us — much of which we’ve generated ourselves via social networks, blogs, and so on — and we are totally unprepared to deal with the implications of that fact.
Schmidt was speaking at the Techonomy confab, currently underway at California’s Lake Tahoe, where large-brained people gather to talk about how technology and the economy intersect.Marshall Kirkpatrick of Read Write Web distilled the highlights:”There was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003,” Schmidt said, “but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing…
People aren’t ready for the technology revolution that’s going to happen to them….””If I look at enough of your messaging and your location, and use Artificial Intelligence,” Schmidt said, “we can predict where you are going to go.””Show us 14 photos of yourself and we can identify who you are. You think you don’t have 14 photos of yourself on the internet? You’ve got Facebook photos! People will find it’s very useful to have devices that remember what you want to do, because you forgot…But society isn’t ready for questions that will be raised as result of user-generated content.
“Are visions of 2001′s HAL 9000 or maybe The Terminator’s SkyNet dancing in your head yet? How about Minority Report or Enemy of the State?In those movies, it was malevolent machines or government agencies that played the boogieman. In Schmidt’s scenario, the source of evil is a lot murkier.Excerpt Read more at pcworld.com …