Thursday, November 05, 2015


Police State USA


 Orwell hoped that by writing 1984 he’d help stop such a state ever coming to pass. It's now 2015.

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness
and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

In a 2012 legal brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Verizon argued the Constitution gives the phone company the right to control everyone’s online information.

A news radio station in New York reports that the broadband and telecommunications company Verizon is now scanning customer email.

If email contains a hyperlink to a website, the email is rejected and not sent to the recipient, according to 95.1 FM in New York City.

After a customer complained about the policy the corporation told him there isn’t a way to op-put of the program.

“Verizon scans the digital signatures of all inbound and outbound email messages to reduce the overall volume of spam on our network” and all email containing a hyperlink will be considered spam.

“So if a business person needs to get information to a colleague, or a student needs to get research to a fellow student, or if a wife wants to share an interesting recipe with a friend . . .  all those emails will be rejected by Verizon!” the radio station website explains.

In October Matt Drudge told the Alex Jones Show the very foundation of the free internet is under severe threat from copyright laws that could ban independent media outlets. Drudge said he was told directly by a Supreme Court Justice, “It’s over for me.”
“Just as a newspaper is entitled to decide which content to publish and where, broadband providers may feature some content over others.”

In other words, Verizon believes it has “editorial discretion” over what news and information its customers may access.

The following year the company went before the appeals court and said it has the right to block content that cannot or will not pay a toll.

In 2007 Verizon Wireless blocked text messages it deemed “controversial or unsavory.”

The full horror

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.”

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

 “War is peace. Freedom is slavery.  Ignorance is strength.”

“Big Brother is Watching You.”

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

“Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

“For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?”

“Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power” 

I am, by my count, the 963,873,712th  person to quote from 1984 since 1949.  Is it having any effect yet? 


Anonymous said...

It wouldn't surprise me, knowing Gummint Skools agenda, that most graduates these days only know of '1984' from the famous APPLE MAC ad played during the Super Bowl that year.

Anonymous said...

I did a short stint for AirTouch (pre-Verizon) as they were building the PCS network from Texas east. The entire thing is nothing but surveillance technology. They have filtered every call you have ever made through a logic system, who's capabilities were staggering even back in 98. Verizon owns the network, so it's every carrier. -Anymouse

Anonymous said...

Don't worry 1984 quotes never get old, just more relevant.

Anonymous said...

Looks to me like Verizon has just shredded the "We know nothing" defense frequently used by ISPs when named as codefendants in a criminal proceeding. --General Petty Officer Fifth Class Skyhawker Doug

Anonymous said...

I have watched the Hunger Games movies with my nieces. All I can think is "I think I'm watching this generations' Atlas Shrugged. -Anymouse

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I call bullshit on this one.

leelu said...

Win 10 'out of the box' does have a metric buttload of reporting stuff turned on by default. But it's easy to disable in settings.

New release coming out as a 'patch' this Tuesday. I'm watching to make sure these settings don't get 'updated' back to the default 'on'.

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