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Feds Consider Vehicle Location Tracking In New Cars Kit Daniels January 1, 2014

Proposal may lead to more accidents, mileage taxes and tickets for “recorded traffic violations” In a few weeks, federal officials may require new vehicles to have trackable GPS “safety” devices which could be hacked to cause automobile accidents and may even usher in mileage taxes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is spending the next couple of weeks mulling over its decision to install vehicle-to-vehicle communications – known as V2V for short – into new vehicles which would allow them to “talk” to each other through GPS data under the guise of “accident prevention,” according to ABC News. However, one official involved with the government study of the devices admitted that hackers could abuse the system to create mass havoc on the road. “Who has access and how do you secure the data?” David Wise of the Government Accountability Office asked. He even said that the V2V would rely on GPS data that can be used to easily track a vehicle – and thus the occupants inside. “Privacy is a real challenge,” Wise said. This is refreshing honesty from a government official. The fact that the V2V system could be hacked to cause high-speed pile-ups exposes the political lie that these devices were designed to prevent accidents. In fact, bureaucrats want the V2V installed in vehicles in order to track Americans like animals in another sick extension of the domestic spy grid pioneered by the NSA. With vehicle tracking, big government politicians could also accomplish their goal of taxing drivers by every mile driven.

Lawmakers could even use this sort of technology to pass laws that allow local governments to mail drivers tickets for “recorded traffic violations” as they already do with red light cameras. And to really stick it into drivers even further, the costs for the GPS technology will be tacked onto the price of new cars – forcing Americans to pay for their own enslavement. Take a look at the following articles to see for yourself the hidden agenda behind the V2V technology:

The NSA Can Hijack Your Wi-Fi From 8 Miles Away Sarah Weber January 1, 2014

If you’re already hyperventilating over a report published this weekend offering new details on National Security Administration spying, an enlightening presentation by the report’s co-author might put you out cold. Security researcher Jacob Appelbaum elaborated on what he’s learned about NSA spying tactics and tools during a lecture at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg. Appelbaum co-wrote a Der Spiegel report published Sunday that sheds light on what the NSA can access, including your iPhone, your newly purchased laptop computer, and most major security architecture. But in his lecture, Appelbaum dropped this nugget: The NSA can tap into your wireless signal from up to eight miles away. As proof, Appelbaum offered up a top secret NSA document detailing the capabilities of “Nightstand,” a wireless exploitation and injection tool that can — undetected — deliver spyware via your wireless card. The document is from 2008, so it’s possible the capabilities have been expanded since then. Even creepier, Appelbaum said he’s talked to NSA sources who told him the devices have been used on

drones, but he’s not yet come across documents to back that up. “That’s a really interesting thing because it tells us that they understand that common wireless cards, probably running Microsoft Windows — which is an American company — that they know about vulnerabilities yet they keep them a secret to use them,” Appelbaum said. “This is part of a constant theme of sabotaging and undermining American companies and American ingenuity. As an American, though generally not a nationalist, I find this disgusting, especially as someone who writes free software and would like my tax dollars to be spent on improving these things.” Though it seems Appelbaum’s chief complaint with NSA spying is that it’s tyrannical, he said the government’s interest in leaving security weaknesses open for exploit has “retarded the process by which we would secure the internet,” making systems and their users vulnerable to attack. You can watch Appelbaum’s whole presentation here:

Fast And Furious Gun Turns Up After Mexican Resort Shootout Evan Pérez CNN January 1, 2014

A dramatic shootout between authorities and suspected cartel gunmen at a Mexican seaside resort this month has ties to a botched U.S. gun operation. A U.S. official said Tuesday that investigators have traced at least one firearm recovered at a December 18 gunfight in Puerto Peñasco, across from the Arizona border, to Operation Fast and Furious. That's the disastrous operation run by agents in the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Agents allowed suspected gun smugglers to buy about 2,000 firearms with the goal of trying to find and prosecute high-level traffickers. They couldn't track the firearms and most are believed to have ended up with cartels and gangsters in Mexico.

Many have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and the United States, including at a shooting that killed a U.S. border agent in 2010. The shootout in Puerto Pe単asco, also called Rocky Point by Arizona tourists, two weeks ago left at least five suspected cartel gunmen dead, including possibly a high level Sinaloa cartel chief, according to Mexican authorities. Witnesses reported hours of shooting and grenade explosions, with Mexican authorities using helicopters to attack fleeing suspected cartel gunmen on the ground. Guns recovered at such scenes are routinely checked with the ATF's tracing lab to try to determine their origin. At least one AK-47 style firearm was found, and U.S. investigators identified it as one that was allowed to be sold to suspected traffickers as part of Fast and Furious, according to the U.S. official. The ATF, in a statement, said: "ATF has accepted responsibility for the mistakes made in the Fast and Furious investigation and at the attorney general's direction we have taken appropriate and decisive action to ensure that these errors will not be repeated. And we acknowledge that, regrettably, firearms related to the Fast and Furious investigation will likely continue to be recovered at future crime scenes." Guns from Fast and Furious have turned up at other high-profile killings in Mexico, including those of the brother of a Mexican state prosecutor and of a beauty queen. The Fast and Furious operation gave rise to more than a year of political controversy for the Justice Department. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, led a congressional probe to determine how it came to be approved. Eventually, House Republicans sanctioned Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress in a legal dispute over the White House's refusal to turn over documents. Holder has said tactics used in Fast and Furious never should have been allowed. A Justice Department inspector general report cleared Holder of wrongdoing and placed most blame on officials at the ATF and the Phoenix U.S. attorney's office for failing to properly oversee the agents running the operation. Grassley, in a statement Tuesday, said: "In Operation Fast and Furious, the Mexican drug cartels found an easy way to supplement their own illegal ways. Worse yet, the Obama administration has yet to publicly hold anyone accountable for this disastrous policy. Unfortunately, guns from Fast and Furious will be found in operations like this for years to come." Fast and Furious gun turns up after Mexican resort shootout VIDEO BELOW

Conn. Gun Registration Photo Foreshadows Gun Confiscation January 1, 2014

“Looks like Weimar Germany” A photo depicting gun owners in Connecticut waiting in line to register their firearms is sparking outrage, with one Twitter user claiming the scene “Looks like Weimar Germany.” Yesterday was the last day Connecticut residents could register “certain assault weapons as well as high-capacity magazines,” under a new state law, according to NBC Connecticut. Many speculate reports of long lines and threats that unregistered firearm owners would immediately become criminals come January 1st for possessing “illegal contraband” merely serve to scare gun owners into complying with the unconstitutional mandate. However, the tactic doesn’t seem to be working. As of Christmas only a paltry 25,000 “assault weapons” had been registered, in addition to only 17,000 “high-capacity” magazines. “I’m willing to bet that 25,000 registered assault weapons represents a minority of the firearms that are legally required to be registered under the law,” suspected J.D. Tuccille of Reason. “Considering that the vast majority of ‘assault weapons’ use magazines restricted under the new law, and that most people purchase multiple magazines for their rifles, 17,000 registrations in that category should be seen as wildly underwhelming.” While only a dismal minority actually showed up to registration events, the move to implement the law shows the state means business when it comes to eviscerating the peoples’ rights.“The gun-grabbers have managed to scare less than ten-percent of Connecticut gun owners into compliance with this unconstitutional new law, men and women who never cherished nor understood liberty, nor the blood sacrifices made for them by previous generations,” observed Bob Owens writing for “Over time, the government will tighten these restrictions even more, until those foolish enough to sign up for this registration scheme are disarmed entirely.” As enraging as the photo is, Tuccille emphasizes laws like these, which overtly infringe on the Second Amendment, have historically been ignored or defied by the American people. In a white paper on the results of gun control efforts around the world, Gun Control and the Reduction of the Number of Arms, Franz Csaszar, a professor of criminology at the University of Vienna, Austria, wrote, “non-compliance with harsher

gun laws is a common event.” He estimated that Germans registered 3.2 million of 17-20 million affected weapons when registration was implemented in that country in 1972. Austrians, he says, registered perhaps a quarter to a third of weapons subject to a similar law in 1996. When California imposed “assault weapon” registration in 1990, The New York Times reported “only about 7,000 weapons of an estimated 300,000 in private hands in the state have been registered” at the time the grace period came to a close. As we and others have exhaustively pointed out, no matter the volume of reassurances from liberals, gun registration – as innocently as it initially begins – inevitably leads to confiscation. Just ask the citizens of California if this is the case.

The Continuing Bloody Legacy Of Dc’s Second Amendment Restriction January 1, 2014


Feds Consider Vehicle Location Tracking In New Cars  

Proposal may lead to more accidents, mileage taxes and tickets for “recorded traffic violations” In a few weeks, federal officials may requi...

Feds Consider Vehicle Location Tracking In New Cars  

Proposal may lead to more accidents, mileage taxes and tickets for “recorded traffic violations” In a few weeks, federal officials may requi...