There’s always some louse who shows up uninvited…
Everybody knows how it goes…the average sports enthusiast sits down, getting ready to enjoy a tub full of nachos, dip, beer, maybe some “shots” with a clan of like-minded sports enthusiasts for a bit of football viewing – with hearty high-fives, butt slapping and food spewing cheers and then a knock is heard at the front door and they think…”shyte, I’ll run out of nachos if uninvited people keep showing up to this orgy” – it’s then they realize the joke is on them as the local law enforcement want to invite themselves to the football feast.
A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trump—and it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare.
What a drag! How does one plan for such uninvited guests? Isn’t there an App that will help us out here?
One of the most important things to remember about this legislation is that it was ignored by the media, and while it may only affect the Washington D.C. metro area now, it could be laying the blueprint for future legislation across the country.
Why would the media report on something as trivial as this? It’s common knowledge that the government, and major corporations that supply all sorts of tracking devices, a/k/a communication and entertainment devices, have done so with public awareness and acceptance, right? After all, everyone signs that nifty little “service agreement” when they purchase these companies “essential” offerings.
WikiLeaks Claims CIA Can Use Samsung TVs to Spy on You – via bloomberg.com
For a company that has been mired in negative headlines for months, just about the last thing Samsung Electronics Co. needed was news its smart TVs could be used to spy on users. According to documents released by WikiLeaks, that is exactly what the Central Intelligence Agency did with a program called “Weeping Angel.” In essence, it uses a television’s microphone, a feature designed to allow voice commands, to pick up and transmit information while the device appears to be switched off
The bummer here is that Samsung doesn’t require nachos and beer and local law enforcement officials just might in order to fully relish an afternoon of deep secrets and pigskin mania. But what does it matter when we don’t have anything to hide, right? Government law enforcement showing up, uninvited at one’s front door is just part of the American way these days, right?
“Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull. ” ― George Orwell, “1984″.
Well…if we’re only going to be allowed a few cubic centimeters in our skulls, this is what we prefer to be in our heads:
J.S. Bach – Suite No. 2 – Badinerie
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I’m not sure I’d like to have nachos with the government. But Bach in the woods is nice. 😊
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