Utah may soon become one of the first states to restrict the use of “Stingray” devices that intercept and store cellphone communications and location data.
Stingrays sweep up all wireless phone data in a targeted area by pretending to be a legitimate cell tower. The portable technology, approximately the size of a suitcase, has been used by police to locate fugitives – if police know their target’s phone number – and to collect information on protesters.
Posted by Michael Lotfi | BenSwann.com | February 12, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY, February 12, 2014–Can Utah shut down the new NSA data center by turning off the water? A new bill introduced by state Rep. Marc Roberts seeks to do just that.
The legislation drafted by a transpartisan coalition organized by the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) called OffNow Coalition. The Utah Fourth Amendment Protection Act would expressly prohibit state material support, participation, and assistance to any federal agency that collects electronic date or metadata without a search warrant “that particularly desribes the person, place and thing to be searched or seized.”
Spy center could be exempt from utility tax under new bill
SALT LAKE CITY — One of Utah's largest energy users might not have to pay a utility tax.
Utah lawmakers are considering exempting the National Security Agency's Utah Data Center from the tax that would bring $6 million a year to the state.
Rep. Jerry Stevenson, R-Layton, said the state agreed to not impose the tax as a condition of the NSA constructing the 1.6 million-square-foot facility in Bluffdale.
"We need to adhere to the commitment that we made," Stevenson said Tuesday on the Senate floor.
Jake Strickland of Utah filed a $130 million dollar lawsuit against the mother of his child after she allegedly gave him up for adoption without his consent. Strickland alleges that the mother Whitney Pettersson conspired with the adoptive parents, the adoptive agency and attorneys to give up the baby without allowing Strickland to seek custody. The complaint accuses Utah’s parenting laws of being “pro-adoption and anti-birth father.”
SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge on Friday struck down Utah's Amendment 3 — which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman — finding that it violates rights to due process and equal protection as set forth in the 14th Amendment.
Within hours, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill confirmed that, in light of the ruling, he saw no reason to prohibit Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The Utah Attorney General's Office said it would seek an "emergency stay pending the filing of an appeal."
Does a website exist to convert BTC (or altcoins) to FRNs for donation to a political candidate? Do they even have to be converted in the first place?
How can we use BTC to further the cause of liberty politically?
If we have a moneybomb for a candidate, wouldn't it be helpful to be able to donate in this method? Would it be allowed legally? Would there be an influx of money from outside/underground sources to help our cause?
Could it be done through a PAC?
What does DP think?
You better watch out,
You better not Skype,
You better log out,
Yeah you better not type,
The NSA is coming to town.
You're making a list,
They're checking it twice;
They're watching almost every electronic device,
The NSA is coming to town.
They see you when you're sleeping
They hear while you're awake
They know who you call and who you write
So encrypt for goodness' sake!
With Congress in the dark and a cloak-and-dagger court
We're lookin' for answers, they're comin' up short
Has anyone seen Enders game yet? I haven't but I'm sure the government doesn't want me to watch it.
Anything in parenthesis applies specifically to (Ender's Game), but could easily be substituted with another scenario I.e. Ron Paul's candidacy.
How to censor.
1. Find a message that would cause people to think outside the box, question authority or question official narrative. (Ender's Game)
2. Identify the messenger. If you can discredit the messenger, you can discredit the message. (Orson Scott Card)
"A conservative Republican Utah state lawmaker is backing an unexpected group of advocates: Mormon moms fighting for medical cannabis for their children."
Mormon Moms Fight For Cannabis Oil For Epileptic Kids
Emails reveal incentives behind Cottonwood Police issuing tickets
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — If you've ever gotten a traffic ticket, you know the sinking feeling you get when police lights pop into your rear view mirror. But what if you found out that citation could be tied to a police department ticket quota or prize contests?
A series of Cottonwood Heights Police Department emails from 2011 and 2012 have recently been revealed and they discuss such quotas and contests.
INGENIOUS: RestoreThe4th.net adopts 2 mile Stretch of Highway running alongside NSA Bluffdale Ctr; Guarantees 2yrs of Protests!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Sat, 10/12/2013 - 15:02
Fourth Amendment activists adopt a highway next to NSA surveillance center in Utah
Published on Oct 12, 2013
KSL Ch.5 and KUTV Ch.2 in Salt Lake City, Utah - 10/9/13
** R3VOL, y'all are always the smartest cookies in the room!!! xD
An organization opposed to surveillance by the National Security Agency has been approved to "adopt" the section of highway running past the Utah Data Center, a move that would place the group’s protest-oriented name on signs outside the spy building.
Restore The Fourth-Utah would also be responsible for picking up litter on the 2-mile stretch of Redwood Road that includes the main entrance to the Utah Data Center and Camp Williams.
UPDATE: Alex Jones' Film Crew Live @ NSA's 'Yottabyte' Bluffdale, UT Spy Ctr: NSA Parking Lot signs Trump the Constitution!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 12:20
UPDATE 2: The not-so-deleted HI DEF footage, uploaded .D
Breaking: NSA Gestapo Ban 1st Amendment, Confiscate Cameras
Published on Oct 3, 2013
NSA data center employees surround Anthony Gucciardi and team to confiscate all cameras and attempt to delete all footage. This special breaking report broadcast live on air covers the event with HD footage.
Jason Chaffetz vs Wife of World's Greatest Fin.Terrorist, A. Greenspan: "I DON'T CARE What McCain Thinks!"Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 04:15
GOP Congressman: 'I Don't Care What John McCain Thinks' About
Published on Sep 30, 2013
** The above clip is from the Statist oBUSHmaBot-'Liberal' Rag, Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo (TPM)
Either way...well, that felt good to watch; immeasurably Popcorn-able! .D