When you get right down to it…
CarlRC · 4 years ago
YankeePapa CarlRC It is amazing what was made public knowledge decades ago and either people have forgotten about it or never heard it because no one repeats it and they were too young or not born at the time. For example, it was made public knowledge decades ago that the government doesn't need to open snail mail to read it. It was stated that they used lasers and computer programs to see the writing on letters in envelopes and then software to cause the pages to electronically unfold so you could just read what was written. I believe that was by the 1970s.
The vast majority of people couldn't even begin to imagine what we could do in intelligence in the 1970s. I was in between 72 and 76 and there are still things I keep in a corner in my mind to help me better understand what is going on which I still can't tell anyone about. I used to tell people that Buck Rogers only wished he had it so well. Uncle Sam's black closet is an incredible world, even better than Disney Land.
A few months ago, I found out that the military had declassified satellite warfare for public knowledge with most people still believing it has not yet happened and most people didn't even notice what had been declassified. The Soviets started satellite warfare in the mid 1960s when they launched the worlds first space IED. They parked it along side of one of our intelligence satellites, detonated it, and sent our satellite to satellite heaven.
The fight was on.
The US followed up with our first satellite IED within months and blew a Soviet IED to pieces. We decided that a one shot killer satellite was just a wee bit too expensive for waging space war so the next killer satellite had four air-to-air missiles. We launched that baby, lined it up on a Soviet killer satellite, fired the first missile, blew the Soviet killer satellite out of the sky, and also blew our killer satellite and the other three missiles out of the sky.
It seems they fired the missile while it was still in its bay inside the killer satellite because our guys forgot about that little thingy Newton said about for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. :-) After that, they would lock the missiles onto a Soviet killer satellite, release the missile to drift away from our killer satellite, and then the missile would engage and take out the Soviet killer satellite.
By 1972, we had killer satellites with 10+ missiles and other weapons I may not be able to talk about yet.
There is a very good reason why Gorby surrendered to Ronnie. We had the best toys. :-) And still do.
YankeePapa · 4 years ago
CarlRC YankeePapa ,
...Thanks. I know that privacy has been vanishing in the Republic for a very long time. Sometimes it's obvious. It used to be that if the Federal government wanted to look at your bank accounts, they needed a warrant. Then they got a law that said that banks must report everything.
...When I was in Africa, I was informed by local officials that pretty much all mail from that country (including private mail) to citizens in U.S. subject to having envelopes copied... (in theory they could not open without a warrant...)
...In police states, and much later in democracies the authorities would say, "If you aren't doing anything wrong, why should it bother you..." (Sweden has some real over-the-top police powers...)
...I can't stop it... what is out there now... and what is coming. I simply let others know.
...As to the "Lizard Queen..." Loose reference to some wack jobs on the outer limits of conspiracy theories... ("Government hiding information about the Lizard People..." etc...)
...The Simpsons had a reference to the Lizard Queen... Bart dared Liza to taste water in a kids boat ride... Lot of chemicals... and the result....
CarlRC · 4 years ago
YankeePapa CarlRC Sorry, I don't get the "Lizard Queen" reference. My bad.
I want to share something I have kept to myself which took place in the Supreme Court in the 1970s which has to do with spying because I didn't want to compromise any potential intelligence gathering by our government but I think people need to know about it now. This is not classified but no one seemed to understand the significance of the Supreme Court decision at the time or since. I want to share that significance with you.
In electronics warfare or physics you learn that any time an electron passes through anything, it creates a very specific electromagnetic wave which will continue into infinity while expanding and weakening. Every time an electron passes through any electronic device, it sends
out a very specific wave telling what type of device the electron passed
This means that every device you have which uses electricity puts out electromagnetic waves. Every time you press a key on your key board, it sends out a very specific signal telling which key was pressed which can easily be recorded by a satellite in space. Every time you talk over the telephone (land line) the conversation causes electrons to flow through the phone lines which causes waves to be sent out and cell phones are even worse.
All of those signals can be picked up and used to tell what happened to cause the signal and what information is being sent. For example, right now your screen is sending out signals based on what is being displayed on your screen. We have had the ability to receive those signals since before the 1970s, put them in a computer with special software, and see what you see on your screen plus every mouse click, button pushed, everything and, today, they have better.
In the 1970s there was a case where the US government was using this to get evidence on a criminal and the criminal challenged it taking it to the Supreme Court under the right to privacy. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government saying that, when such signals are released into the public domain, they become public property and can be used by the government without a warrant. That is critical, never forget that.
When you click your mouse, what you did on your computer becomes public property and can be used by the feds in a court of law without a warrant. They can tell from the signals being put out by your watch what time your watch said it was when that signal was generated by your watch.
This means that, with all forms of electronic communication, there is no privacy, they don't have to have a warrant, and they don't even have to physically connect to your electronic device, such as wire taps. All they have to do is legally monitor the signals coming from you, your home, or your business and they have you. They can know everything about you. The US Supreme Court said it is all perfectly legal and constitutional.
One thing to keep in mind is that better than 90% of the people don't say anything in their entire lives worth remembering so the feds only have to watch the 10% and those who make contact with that 10%. Most of us are pretty insignificant.
I have known this and kept it to myself for more than 40 years.
YankeePapa · 4 years ago
CarlRC YankeePapa .
...There are *real* threats to our freedom. The government doesn't need a warrant to access anything that you have on Cloud... or E-mail over six months old. "Civil" seizure of cash and property by some police departments is little more than a modern version of the Sheriff of Nottingham's men shaking down the peasants.
...But getting all worked up over the "Lizard Queen" and her minions hardly addresses the real issues.
Txazz · 4 years ago
Jade Helm 15, heavily scrutinized military exercise, to open without media access
The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost....
Jade Helm 15, the controversial Special Operations exercise that
spawned a wave of conspiracy theories about a government takeover, will
open next week without any media allowed to observe it, a military
Embedded reporters won't be permitted at any point during the
exercise, in which military officials say that secretive Special
Operations troops will maneuver through private and publicly owned land
in several southern states. Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria, a spokesman for Army
Special Operations Command, said his organization is considering
allowing a small number of journalists to view selected portions of the
exercise later this summer, but nothing is finalized.
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