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Politics
By The People
23 August 2010
1984
Mood:  incredulous

Nude scanners in the airport and at court houses. ID and proof of citizenship required. You give up your right to privacy if you choose to travel. Potentially lethal drugs such as statins added to treated water.

I could go on but unless you've buried your head in the sand you know the trend. People this is not the democratic repulic that men have died to defend. It's not time to change the constitution, it's time to enforce it. Be real folks there is not provision in the constitution for a waver of liability for private agencies and entities.

We are under a continual attack on the right to be free from unwarrented search, interferance and dictation concerning our religious practices, taxation of religious institutions (given that congress has no authority to pass laws regarding religious establishments). Every soldier and official of the United States swears to defend the constitution against traitorous infrigement, even by those giveing socalled lawful orders. Obey the constitution and the UCMJ. Defend the constitution not the prerogatives and tyranny of traitors.

It's time to eliminate the unreasonable strip searches by TSA, the "pat downs" the nudity scanners. It's morally, constitutionally and even criminally wrong. Refuse and sue. Stop being complacent. If you don't get up and defend democratic principles like the automony of the individual you will end this nation and find that you helped to establish a totalitarian regime that makes Soviet Russia look benign. WAKE UP!


? Fred Davis. fd4ds5 at 2:44 PM PDT
1984
Mood:  incredulous

Nude scanners in the airport and at court houses. ID and proof of citizenship required. You give up your right to privacy if you choose to travel. Potentially lethal drugs such as statins added to treated water.

I could go on but unless you've buried your head in the sand you know the trend. People this is not the democratic repulic that men have died to defend. It's not time to change the constitution, it's time to enforce it. Be real folks there is not provision in the constitution for a waver of liability for private agencies and entities.

We are under a continual attack on the right to be free from unwarrented search, interferance and dictation concerning our religious practices, taxation of religious institutions (given that congress has no authority to pass laws regarding religious establishments). Every soldier and official of the United States swears to defend the constitution against traitorous infrigement, even by those giveing socalled lawful orders. Obey the constitution and the UCMJ. Defend the constitution not the prerogatives and tyranny of traitors.

It's time to eliminate the unreasonable strip searches by TSA, the "pat downs" the nudity scanners. It's morally, constitutionally and even criminally wrong. Refuse and sue. Stop being complacent. If you don't get up and defend democratic principles like the automony of the individual you will end this nation and find that you helped to establish a totalitarian regime that makes Soviet Russia look benign. WAKE UP!


? Fred Davis. fd4ds5 at 2:44 PM PDT
9 April 2009
An Open Recission

Mr Obama,

 

We the People ask you not to go through with the proposed reversal of the recent changes to the conscience clause.  This was one of the rare moments where Bush was presidential and pro-Constitution.  Do not add to the damage of the Bush administration by reversing one of the pale attempts he made to rehabilitate his record.

 

When you were elected it was to combat the insane abuses of presidential authority and human rights that the Bush Administration blithely perpetrated.  We looked to you to turn back the course of this greatest threat to the Constitution that we had ever seen.  The proposed change to the conscience provisions is a least as draconian as anything Mr. Bush ever did.

 

By removing the protection to choose not to take a life and engage in euthanasia because of personal conscience you are instituting a policy that is a clear violation of the 1'st and 14'th amendments. It directly infringes on the right to the free exercise of religion, and it directly discriminates against people on the basis of creed.  Further it allows individuals, courts and institutions to do so on a regular basis.

 

While this proposed rule change is not an new act of Congress, it is the activity of the Executive to applying an existing one.  It's only authority is that of a confessional act and to knowingly apply it in a way that violates the Constitution is an act of conspiracy to violate the civil rights of a class of people.  If you argue that it is done under the authority of Article 2 then you are taking the same criminal position with regard to unilateral decision making that the Bush administration did.  Either way you are violating the principles that got you elected and your oath of office.

 

Deal with the black caucus running rough shod over your authority as chief diplomat and find a way to pressure the justice dept. to prosecute Bush, Yoon and Gonsales.  This would be a great achievement.  But don't make the keynote of your administration an attack on the 90 percentile of the American people who believe in "live and let live but don't make *me* participate in or witness things I find repugnant".

 


? Fred Davis. fd4ds5 at 8:46 AM PDT
Updated: 9 April 2009 8:47 AM PDT
1 April 2009
A First Amendment

As I've thought over my comments in the last blog I begin to realize that I limited myself in an unfortunate way.  I used the term Umanned Aerial Weapons and I stand behind the need for a moritorium on those, but the term UAW would easily apply to a better umbrella term.  I'd like to ammend the term UAW to mean Unmanned Antipersonnel Weapons.  With this change the previous blog entry stands.

Unmanned weapons needn't be limited to those that fly. Drone tanks and gun platforms, antipersonnel mines, and remotly detonated or timed bombs are just as surely Unmanned Weapons, and we can see that the non computerized versions of these weapons are a toxic violation of international Laws of War.  This is made obvous by the current UN postitions and treaties regarding antipersonnel mines.

It might seem like a romantic notion, but war was more sane when men were forced to stare the man they killed in the eyes and recognize his humanity.  The more removed the attacker is from his target the less human the attacker is.  Subjecting himself to personal risk is the only way a man can ever kill and not become a monster and a danger to society.

 


? Fred Davis. fd4ds5 at 3:08 AM PDT
31 March 2009
Agent Testor(tm)
Mood:  not sure

Testor Models and RC were a great source of fun back in those lazy, shell shocked days of post Vietnam California.  Model rockets, cox fueled model airplanes of a tether and el Supremo the fully functional radio controlled flyer.  Toys are fun and toy companies have been the cutting edge researchers in materials, computer and mechanical science. Doubt it? Check out the XBox (tm) or WII (tm) and remind yourself that the venerable AR-15 and M-16 rifles were made by the same people who brought you Barbie and ken (No! I do NOT mean Auqa).

Mister Obama has inherited the country in worse more fracture condition than any time since the Civil War.  It's pretty obvious that he is aware of this because instead of appealing to civil rights leaders or civil rights presidents as icons for his campaign and administration, he appealed to Abraham Lincoln.  Lincoln has that cache' of the heroic civil rights leader (whether deserved or not) but he also was the decisive, and arbitrary leader of the war effort.

One might argue that Mr. Obama ought to be studying U. S. Grant's administration, because that's the man who had to deal with all the detrius AFTER the country was already fragmented and needed to be put together.  One would further hope that he learns the right lessons and doesn't fall into the same authoritarian pattern of sucessive undeclared was that Grant used to keep himself in the big chair.  But that is one of my famous sidebar issues.

The issue at hand is models.  In 1916 we had a brand new weapon and sanity, as well as sound analyses of the strategic disadvantages,cause the West to declare a moritorium on such weapons.  And Mustard Gas thus became a good thing in that it taught us to ban Chemical and biological weapons even in warfare.

 In 1946 we had a new weapon, and cooler heads lost the argument and it took decades to start limiting nuclear proliferation.  Now 63 years later we are gritting our teeth because someone in the middle east or Asia might show the same callus disregard for reason and science not to mention Human life that Herbert Hooverdemonstrated. (Let's remember that to date we the US have been the only ones moronic or insane enough to deploy fission weapons tactically.)

In Viet Nam we learned how to defoliate and that was just the same old Bio terrorism that was supposed to be done with after WWI.  Napalm? Come on that's nothing more than an aerial assault deathcamp weapon. "Work sets you Free, man!" "Gnarley!"

Now we're apparently winding down a campaign to destroy Religiously motivated offensive geurilla warfare (code named terrorism).  Though new outbreaks may give Obama his excuse for a Grantesque series of undeclared wars.  Let's hope he's ethical enough to resist the urge even if it's the most politically expedient choice.

How does this relate to Matel Machine Guns and RC Airplanes?  Simple we have a new weapon...

Unmanned Aerial Weapons, UAWs (the US likes to call them UAVs, 'V' for Vehicle, to try and sanitize their purpose) are the next step in disassociating a commander and a soldier from the cost in terms of humanity.  But ultimately these will not be used for surveillance, they'll be loaded with bombs, even tactical nukes or bio weapons because some beamish boy wearing stars on his shoulders and splinters in his eyes thinks, "Well Duh! OUR troops aren't exposed so we can do SAFELY!"

A Stealth UAW could easily penitrate 100's of miles into the interior of a western nation anddeploy deuterium warheads, dirty bombs or antipersonnel mines.  All those things the previous administration tried to terrify us with, could become a very real threat.  All it takes is someone building a UAW.  The answer isn't to limit access to computer components, or flying models or any of the other authoritarioan insanity that has come pouring out of washington for the last 60 years. The answer is to stop people thinking of these as weapons platforms NOW before it becomes a world wrecking problem. Like bio Weapons and nukes and oh did I mention mines...?

How do you prevent weaponizing laundry detergent? Don't add it to diesel and spray it over vast acerage and light it up.How do you prevent RC toys from bcoming weapons? Don't develop UAWs with the power to carry a payload, better still don't let the military even purchase umaned vehicles of any sort except maybe bomb disposal robots but that's risky.

Please people let's learn from our past mistakes, join me in a call for a moritorium on Unmanned Aerial Weapons.  They really are the next overpowered uncontrollable doomsday weapon. 


? Fred Davis. fd4ds5 at 6:29 AM PDT
Updated: 31 March 2009 6:40 AM PDT

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