Rattling Cages in the Propaganda War

Monday, July 8, 2019

It appears I have rattled some cages. I recently appeared on RT to talk about how the United States weaponizes the dollar and wields it like a billy club to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives. I specifically mentioned how the U.S. can use the dollar-denominated SWIFT payment system as a tool and the threat that this kind of economic warfare poses to the U.S. domestic economy.

Source: Rattling Cages in the Propaganda War

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Not only that, debt monetization by the Federal Reserve makes American interventionist wars possible. U.S. wars since 2001 have cost each American taxpayer $23,000. if they had actually had to write a $1352.94 check to the Pentagon every year for the last 17 years, the foreign wars would have ended long ago. Thanks to the Fed, they don’t have to.

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Boy, is that the truth!!!

I think every tax should be paid as a monthly bill requiring folks to send a postal money order.  That should cause enough outrage to close the USPS, end the wars, and maybe change the system!

Argh!

Maybe just a bill that has to be paid monthly will be enough!!!

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FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches – The Washington Post

Monday, July 8, 2019

The state DMV databases form the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure, allowing federal investigative and immigration agents to scan millions of Americans’ faces without their knowledge or consent.

Source: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches – The Washington Post

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A short, scary report to start your day: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are said to be using photos from state driver’s licenses to create surveillance infrastructure, according to a report in the Washington Post, later backed up by additional report in the New York Times.

What:

  • Without consent from drivers, state Department of Motor Vehicle registries have been mined for facial data.
  • This includes up to 641 million photos in 21 states,
  • From a Government Accountability Office report: “Since 2011, the FBI has logged more than 390,000 facial-recognition searches of federal and local databases, including state DMV databases.”
  • According to the reports, this has been done without Congress or state legislation okaying it.

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Well, they “OWN” us.  Argh!

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