The NSA’s Own ‘6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon’

If the NSA is  harvesting data 2-3 points from everyone (and yes, they are), they have a map way more intricate that anything we could ever collect on our own. They know everything about everyone who has ever talked to anyone who has ever talked to anyone you have ever talked to. Think about that.

English: Kevin Bacon.

English: Kevin Bacon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In perspective, 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon  only requires “a link” at  some point in two people’s lives, nothing more substantial than a name in the credits. Yet, the NSA is collecting data 3 people away from everyone for every communication or other ‘link’. Everyone.

Oh, I’m sure that  many  will interpret the phrase  “terrorist suspects” to mean only the  million or so people  on the public  terrorist watchlist, but that doesn’t actually include the other “suspects” such as those who support the Constitution – you know, like every law enforcement officer, military member and duly elected representative in America is sworn to do.

Do you bank at BofA, where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of the recent Boston Bombings  also banks? That’s a “link.”

Do you use Facebook, where there are literally dozens of Al Qaeda affiliated groups? That’s a “link.”

Have you visited Twitter or Youtube, where the digital terror group (if you accept the FBI’s terminology)  ‘Anonymous’ shares information about their activities? That’s a “link,” too.

Or, admittedly my favorite example, did you vote for President Barack Obama, who has provided weapons to militant terrorists abroad  and personally signed off on the sale of guns used in well over 200 Mexican murders? That’s a “link.”

Oh, did you think you had to have actual contact with these people in order for it to count? Bah. Clearly you’re not familiar with how the law is abused in America today. Each time someone tells me I’m blowing things out of proportion with my pessimistic view of government, I send them the following links:

I read an article yesterday from the NY Daily News that tried so very hard to dispel the theory that the NSA is the American Stasi. His reasoning is perfectly sound, as long as you are willing to bury your head in the ground and believe every lie told to you.

The Stasi only wishes they had the ability to track and record every single movement and communication, along with legal authority to ‘disappear you‘ without judicial oversight. Where the Stasi  failed, our government has not only succeeded, but excelled. Why stop with targeting of those who are actually intending to do ill – heck, even after multiple warnings the Boston Marathon will never be the same. Meanwhile, Shia LeBeouf tells it like it was…OVER FIVE YEARS AGO:

Surely they don’t think the ever-goofy Shia is a terrorist? Must be the hair, right? Are you fed up yet?

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Submit or Resist Sexual Attack?

If the headlines doesn’t scare the hell out of you, I don’t know what will.  But knowledge is power and so, I keep reading, researching, being more and more horrified at every turn.  But today I had to laugh.  The headline read:

Air Force brochure on sexual assault advises victims to submit rather than resist attackers
“The US Air Force – and  the military in general  â€“ has a  massive problem with sexual assault  and they apparently think one of the solutions is telling potential victims to submit rather than resist their attackers.

A sexual assault awareness poster.

Personally, I don’t intend to be mean, but woman have no business being put in a combat position (except for the occasional bull dyke).  Most (not all) females just aren’t made that way.  They don’t have that killer instinct and the drive to protect that is ingrained into a man.  It’s part of who he is. It’s in his DNA.

But wait… these women weren’t raped it combat, they weren’t even overseas…

An Air Force investigation last year also identified 31 female cadets who were allegedly  sexually assaulted by their trainers at a Texas base. Clearly, this is no small problem for the military.

There have been three attempts at raping me.  Only once was I where I should have expected complete safety, my own home.  I was lucky that time. The man was a neighbor I knew, I woke up with him on top of me wearing nothing but a sweater over his head.  I was pinned down.

I struggled until I managed to get one arm free.  Once I got the sweater off, realized who it was.  I just acted crazy, called him everything but a white man (he was black).  He ran out of my house with me chasing him.  I went and had a talk with his sister.  I never did press charges.

The second time, I was out alone on the street at 4:00 a.m. – walking as if I owned the world.  A guy jumped out of a car, ran up behind me and put his arm around my throat.  Thinking quickly, I reached into my back pocket, pulled out my knife, flipped it open and stuck it to his neck.  I said, “MF if you don’t let go of me right now, I’m going to cut your throat wide open.”

He let me go, I ran the two blocks to the police station.  The cops picked him up 15-minutes later.  I didn’t even have to testify.  The guy was out on parole from prison for rape.  They sent him back on a  parole  violation.

The last thing I would ever advise anyone to do is cooperate.  Act mean, fight back, be  vicious, bite, kick, knee him in the gonads, whatever it takes, until you get free.  If I’m ever raped the man will have  scars to show, because I’ll make sure I inflict as much pain on him as he inflicts on me.

Always fight back!  Learn to use a gun.  Carry a knife, mace, a taser… anything but be sure to be comfortable with it.  I was able to get to my knife so quickly because I had practiced getting it opening in a hurry.  I oiled it, cleaned, and I sharpened it almost every day.  I even slept with it and I’ll tell you the truth:

The night before the attempted rape in my apartment I had heard noises outside my window.  He’s lucky he didn’t break in that night, because I slept with my knife OPEN under my pillow that night.  The good Lord was watching out for him.

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Get Ready for Tax Time

In today’s economic climate it pays to be smart and could mean the difference between an okie dokie tax refund and a real nice fat one.

Tax

Lots of people have taken jobs where they get tips: waitress, waiter, delivery person, etc… You’ll want to keep track of those tips. Not only are you supposed to claim them, but  it could make you thousands of dollars. The figures vary every year, so I won’t bore you with the numbers but in order to qualify for the earned income credit, you have earned income. Right?

Well, up to a certain point, the more you make, the more earned income credit you get. So, claiming that extra $5,000 in tips could net you a tidy sum when it comes to tax time.  Every little bit helps. I’ll tell you another secret.

We keep all our  receipts, that way when we do our taxes some things that we didn’t think were tax  deductible  were actually deductible. I just put them in a folder marked business or personal, but I always check back through the personal stuff, just in case I missed something.

If you find a mistake, you can go back and amend a return for three years.

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