Monthly Archives: July 2011

Another? Isolated Incident – Agents Raid Wrong House in Sterling Heights

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/alexis_wiley/agents-raid-wrong-house-in-sterling-heights-20110730-rs

Officers bust into a home in Sterling Heights, armed with a search warrant. The only problem? The guy they were looking for doesn’t live there……

………..The DEA denies  anyone was thrown to the ground. They also indicate there was likely cause to search the house.

Sure there was!  The guy they were after was the son of the landlord so it’s obvious they did surveillance on the property before the raid? NOT! In fact, did the DEA do any investigating before raiding a mere Mundane’s home? Probably not.

Another Isolated Incident? How many times does it take before it is no longer “isolated”?

Interested to see what the DEA presented to the judge to justify the warrant want what judge probably just rubber stamped the warrant.

In Afghanistan, Rage at Young Lovers – yeah, they’re worth dying for, not!

http://mobile.nytimes.com/article;jsessionid=8E0552FB6D55AE5100DCA165D6E1E58B.w5?a=823035&single=1&f=20

HERAT, Afghanistan – The two teenagers met inside an ice cream factory through darting glances before roll call, murmured hellos as supervisors looked away and, finally, a phone number folded up and tossed discreetly onto the workroom floor.

It was the beginning of an Afghan love story that flouted dominant traditions of arranged marriages and close family scrutiny, a romance between two teenagers of different ethnicities that tested a village’s tolerance for more modern whims of the heart. The results were delivered with brutal speed.

This month, a group of men spotted the couple riding together in a car, yanked them into the road and began to interrogate the boy and girl. Why were they together? What right had they? An angry crowd of 300 surged around them, calling them adulterers and demanding that they be stoned to death or hanged.

Republicans for less government? Bullshit!

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 19-10 for H.R. 1981, a data-retention bill that will require your ISP to spy on everything you do online and save records of it for 12 months. California Rep Zoe Lofgren, one of the Democrats who opposed the bill, called it a “data bank of every digital act by every American” that would “let us find out where every single American visited Web sites.”  —-http://boingboing.net/2011/07/29/house-of-reps-passes-bill-requiring-your-isp-to-spy-on-every-click-and-keystroke-you-make-online-and-retain-for-12-months.html

Welcome to the Police State.  Of course they wrap it up in an innocent sounding title that makes the bill sound like something no reasonable person would oppose: the “Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011″, but creating a police state that records all your information on the internet is not the the best way to keep porn away from children.

And Republicans “claim” to be for limited government and defending the Constitution?  What a crock of shit.  It’s bills like this that prove my axiom that the only difference between Rs and Ds is which part of your life they want to control and what they want to spend our money on.

Follow the link to EFF to contact Rep asking them to kill this government surveillance and anti 1stA bill.