TRASH MATH

GARBAGE IN = GARBAGE OUT… Easy algebra.  But translated into English coherence: The 2014 mid-term elections were NOT an indication of the Failure of The Democratic Party and the efforts of the Obama administration. The 2014 mid-term elections WERE an sign that a Greater percentage of Americans either are, or support, FAILURE. Because of all the money the insurance agencies, hospitals, doctors, and people with dictator streaks, pumped in to the ‘brainwashing’ of American voters ==> yielding:  the GOP contaminated the voting reaction.

The GOP is NOT interested in passing ANY Immigrations bill.  The last thing they want is a new unified voting block of American Workers struggling to earn a paycheck and save for their future.

Then there is the issue of the pipeline… Mary Landrieu’s pipeline full court press is about as strategic at Mitch McConnell’s “no government shutdown promise.” Senator Reed, it wasn’t important enough to ‘force’ a 2015-2015 unemployment extension bill to the President’s desk… Jobs? The job creators are only hiring Zombies, not the best qualified. The GOP is only interested in brainwashing and enslavement of the American Population. They will re-write the US Constitution if given the opportunity. Protecting against a free and democratic vote in America is the only priority of the weak desperately trying to stay in power.

GOP ‘Read My Lips…’ keep the pipeline in Canada. Send TransCanada Keystone straight out the Canadian Coast. It might be strategic to incorporate a dead-closed ‘T’ for future consideration, but Keystone XL is a homeland security nightmare and an environmental time bomb for the Gulf Region. The US will not get any of that oil and the US will not get paid ‘rent’ for it’s land usage; most certainly not commensurate with the RISKS the adjacent land basins will have to bear. The Keystone XL is not a bargaining chip…

Republicans are not interested in ANY human issue that affects the bottom 98% of Americans. Three Cheers for Scott Walker?  Come now Mr. Boehner, we all recognize that you would make a presidential candidate. It is not that I don’t like you, I am just not interested in smelling the ‘stench’ [Paul Ryan’s words] of the GOP garbage that is being left out to rot.

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THE MINK COAT

Taking a Look at Powers of Escalation…

first draft…

When someone buys a ‘mink coat,’ they become the center of conversation whether they plan on it or not.  People’s judgments become group thought at a very rapid rate.  Once these group thoughts become incarnate, the ‘mink coat thought’ propagates in outward circles until more and more people are called on to give opinions.  Without realizing what is going on, verbal and electronic sharing or ‘surveillance’ occurs.

It’s not like a mink coat is unique. There is no one particular color which is acceptable.  Type, source, length and purchase point are all topics to discuss.  A quick look on a person’s or group’s social media space will reveal conversations and critiques which may be sampled and passed on.  Maybe the purchaser may provide the most information, self-describing their thoughts and spin that they want publicized.  Could this be too much information, or the data miner’s key that unlocks personal privacy for public consumption.

Citizen’s ‘mink coat behavior’ leads to two main types of privacy degradation.  First, friendly inspection and publication of viewed information and personal opinion discussions gets filtered again and again by familiar and unknown sources.  Why send out a human or non-human [ex. Drone] to record details when a chain reaction can be set in motion artificially through suggestion, or naturally by ‘marking’ someone as “strange.”  A person marked as ‘strange,’ no matter how normal the target appears to oneself, will never be allowed to display unique traits.  If one person tells a tale about another that they once killed someone, or that they have some exotic disease, they will certainly be watched for a long time for any extraneous behaviors.  This is the accused person’s ‘mink coat.’  We have unknowingly become less private, escalated over time by our own and nearby publicity.

Many people spend their day with cell phone camera ready and social media always open.  When someone gives the suggestion, or a person becomes marked as strange, a deputized viewer or group instantly morphs in paparazzi.  And since Hollywood is an unattainable place, why not make your own movie star park in your own hometown.  This behavior is guaranteed to make any life more enjoyable, until you witness how information can be used against you.

Less common forms of surveillance can become engrained in the watcher’s toolbox.  We have all heard about unsecured surveillance cameras being tapped to watch a target marked as ‘strange.’  Could someone’s radio be used as a two-way long distance telephone?  We all have heard how someone’s powered ‘on’ cell phone can be turned into a two-way microphone.  And since televisions are merely sound waves converted back and forth into light waves, can the television screen act as a two-way camera.  But wait, we all like personalized television programming.  I hope it doesn’t talk back to you too much though.  Too much customization ruins the original artistic intent.

Top of the surveillance food chain is remote listening to a person’s thoughts.  Human bodies operate on small amounts of electricity.  Professionals call both simple and complex thought brain waves.  Waves of electrical energy permeate inside and outside of the skull.  These waves can be listened to from varying distances, depending on the strength of reader.  Sounds impossible???  Ever build a string telephone with two cups connected by a length of yarn?  An unknown subject can be ‘listened through’ a thin wall.  And we all know how a stethoscope magnifies someone’s faint heartbeat.  Fun times indeed.

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures of their person or papers on the interior or exterior of a person’s body.  The Fourth Amendment also protects someone’s house, and structures located on the same property.  It has also been recently interpreted to protect the interior of someone’s vehicle.  Most importantly, The Fourth Amendment protects a person’s communications, both vocal and electronic.  Most important, communications inside one’s mind or ‘internal communications’ are protected…

The hot topic of 2013 CIA confirmation hearings are drone strikes.  I have trouble making a judgment of who controls the kill lists or what type of person can build one with a hobbyist kit, because I am amazed at all the privacy we have already chosen to give up.  The escalating amounts of information that America has chosen to make public, along with the silly accusations we make about each other have thoroughly diluted the everyday powers of the Fourth Amendment.  We are walking around with ‘mink coats’ that we chose to wear or have been clothed with by other people.  The hearings draw the line dealing with drone surveillance of Americans, but NEVER choose to discuss the escalating memes that have been planted and cultivated.

I try to live my life as transparently as possible, and I also refuse to publicly post extraneous details about myself.  Sometimes a person might explain that because I choose not to publicly post any pictures of myself, my ‘on-line’ identity is unknown.  I really don’t want to clothe myself in the manner that many choose to, and I try to protect myself from being labeled as often as possible.  It is nice to see a vanity shot once in a while, but each instance is evidence for someone to mark me as ‘strange.’  I am warm enough without the coat.

I guess my point is it is awful difficult, and costly, to protect something that we have already given away.  By making our private lives public, by falling in the trap of marking each other, and by failing to say ‘NO’ when our privacy first feels violated, we have allowed the escalation of Forth Amendment Disintegration.  Let’s take the coats off and protect what is left of our privacy.  I try to re-gift the one’s I get to goodwill whenever possible.

American Freedoms: Definitive Methods of Expansion vs Reductions

An Open Letter to Mr. Limbaugh…

Here is a letter I sent to Rush Limbaugh a few days ago.  The amount of malaise shown in congressional feet dragging is becoming an unfortunate state of normality.  We, as a nation, seem to be generating the stimulus for Congressional Change.  But our Government appears to be continually falling short on bringing common sense concepts to a vote.

My point is this… the American Experiment provides for freedom expansion with an invisible ink like test as follows…  The Founding Fathers KNEW that they couldn’t envision every possible freedom or category of freedom its citizens would pursue.  In the case of Second Amendment Gun Protection Rights, assault weapons are the pursuit under  Legislative Discussion in 2013.

American Government has allowed, for short periods of time throughout history, citizens to “try” things that conservative protective minds would not normally allow.  When these test groups over-expand their boundaries by causing FEAR in their figurative neighbors, our literal authorities enforce existing legislation, halting freedom’s expansion.

This ebb and flow is called the Legislative, Judicial and Executive Progress.  It is what binds all American Citizens under the framework called Democracy.

When our children and innocent by-standers are murdered by the use of high powered weaponry, out side of the physical confines of our homes and organizational clubs, the expansion of the test group’s freedom has usurped the general freedoms specifically provided for in the words of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.  That is the beauty of our Founding Fathers’ built in flexibility.

What Congress needs to decide now is whether or not the current series of gun violence which we have witnessed through our media and conversations has been a reflection of a new cultural movement or a sparked ignition of dormant powder kegs.  Sudden escalation or slow progression, the victims of gun violence voices’  Need to be heard.

Not silenced forever.

And when legislation IS passed, or a group falsely accuses someone or some people on infringing on their given rights, American’s have an elected Executive Branch and our Judicial System to rectify the artificial and false voice.  Lastly, there is a ‘fourth branch’ which doesn’t have direct Constitutional modification abilities, called the media.

I created the device of using Mr. LaPierre’s vocal qualities speaking MY thoughts to provide an even measure of the FOR and AGAINST Assault Weapon Control argument.    Picture this…

Here’s my Letter:

Mr. Limbaugh,

[Channeling my best LaPierre]  Don’t you just think that this whole gun debate, as with debates on freedoms that have come before, are America’s test on ALL the constitutional rights granted to us?  If all the gun holding American’s spoke up as strongly for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Privacy, Rights over the human body, Freedom of Choice and for equality and fair and humane treatment…

This isn’t Libertarian support, or bleeding Dem or wishing for the past Right Wing GOP… it’s basic intelligence.  How many people do you talk to, come on your show, write to you, claiming to support the constitution?  I sat in and helped with many We The People meetings, and I think for many individuals, freedom only applies when people selectively need it.

I know you are a very smart man, but the Constitution and Bill of Rights are a package… we can choose to ignore parts but Choice, Speech, Privacy and Equality are the source from where all else flows.  Second Amendment allows Americans, when these aforementioned four are not being protected or are being directly infringed upon in the face of tyranny, to personally ensure that the individual’s Speech, Privacy, Choice and Equality are protect through a package in the manner as if we, American Citizens of 2013, were the person or persons signing OUR names to the sacred parchments.  I hope we don’t rip the whole thing up because we can’t recognize the rights of ALL individuals, as in ALL Americans of 2013 signed that sacred paperwork.  This is how the INDIVIDUAL coalesces into the COLLECTIVE.

Perhaps some of the Fortune 500, greatest money contributors, Independently wealthy, Politically Powerful, should recognize how EVERY individual in America has these unalienable rights…AND HOW ALL INDIVIDUALS FORM THE COLLECTIVE CALLED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FOR THE LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE, OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE.  And justice for all.

No one should tear up these rights in the local selfish skirmish of who gets more and why.  Live free or die, but no one should DESTROY the our rights granted through our declarations.  And no one should take so much freedom to infringe on some one else’s, THE COLLECTIVE…

Grateful to be an American,

Anthony Maisano III

February 2013