It wasn’t the largest DC protest I’ve ever been to, but it was easily the most diverse: anti-authoritarian, pro-constitution civil liberties people and groups from all corners of the political tetrahedron were in evidence at today’s Stop Watching Us march and demonstration against the massive, unconstitutional government surveillance of our communications, whereabouts, associations and activities.
Over the past year, right-wing conspiracy theorists have insisted that under provisions of the “Obamacare” law, all Americans would be forcibly injected with trackable RFID microchips by March 23, 2013. The fact that it is now April 6, 2013 and this hasn’t come to pass is a minor speed bump for the conspiracy theorists — [...]
Right wing and other conspiratorial websites like News With Views and Before It’s News have been sharing bold predictions about Obamacare microchips in their headlines, their Facebook posts and their Tweets over the past year or two:
“Micro Chip Implant Coming March 23, 2013″
“The New Health Care (Obama care) law H.R. 3590 Also HR [...]
Mark Hurst of Creative Good writes a convincing essay about “the Google Glass feature no one is talking about:” ubiquitous personal and corporate surveillance.
Google Glass is a set of glasses that, in addition to projecting information on a tiny screen only the user can see, records audio and video, geo-codes it, and stores it [...]
When the 501(c)(4) corporation Americans Elect was trying to convince people in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to give it money and participate in its process, it promised that Americans Elect had no hidden agenda, no favored candidates. Americans Elect promised that the people, not its corporate leaders, would choose candidates:
“Your voice matters. You [...]
Americans Elect is supposed to be neutral. But is the infrastructure of Americans Elect being used to promote David Walker for President?
Look for yourself. Watch this new “Draft Walker” video featuring a series of college students:
I can’t positively identify all of these students. But without a doubt in my heart, I see [...]
Remember the early ’90s public service announcement, This is Your Brain on Drugs?
I don’t know when they came out with it, but Robot Chicken has a response:
It’s a clever video, slickly produced. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s funny. It’s hilarious, even.
But the next time Americans Elect produces a viral video criticizing the “Sh*t Politicians Say,” it might want to check its own website for the same words.
Sh*t Politicians Say Americans Education Freedom Ingenuity Innovation Jobs [...]
Americans Elect is not supposed to be in the business of communicating or acting in favor of any presidential campaign. But the corporation just can’t help itself. Its latest act is to stage a fake video q-and-a session with Republican Buddy Roemer, asking questions to which it and Roemer already know the answers. [...]
Visit Americans Elect’s home page at americanselect.org and you’ll see the 501c4 corporation’s countdown to its first ballot. According to Americans Elect, the nation’s first-ever 50-state online election to nominate a presidential candidate will be held in just 150 days. Is Americans Elect technically prepared to pull this off without a hitch — without getting [...]