Children under but the rarest circumstances should be the last people on Earth to be victims of kidnapping and violence, yet the police in America and their confreres around the world continue to conduct a war on children in the schools and on the street. For the sake of this essay, we are speaking of boys and girls under the age of 18. Yet the government authorizes sexual assault by the TSA against minors and brutal punishments against children by its agents that would be criminal offenses by private citizens.

I am convinced that the police not only harbor serial killers but much like the regimes in China and the USSR they encourage a culture of barbarism that celebrates the maiming and killing of innocents.

Remember that allegedly in the US, one is innocent until proven guilty yet the punishments levied in street justice by the police are becoming much more the norm than the exception in how they execute their law enforcer duties.

In Part One, I spoke to the cruelty and violence police are increasingly visiting on the most innocent of all – the animals. In most cases, the cops, in the name of officer safety, maim or kill the canine (and feline) offenders.

In Part Two, I will speak to yet another level of cruelty that is emerging: police violence against children.

Arresting is a polite government euphemism for kidnapping and the police even handcuff six-year old girls. In one such case, “The officer stated in the report that he noticed damage to school property and tried numerous times to calm the girl, who eventually “pulled away and began actively resisting and fighting with me.” “The child was then placed in handcuffs for her safety and the officer proceeded to bring her down to the police station,” said Chief Dray Swicord.”

One overweight cop was caught on tape choking out a 13 year old boy.

“For those of you who don’t know, Officer Joey Williams of the Hot Springs Police department was caught red handed on video tape, and with a camera choking 13 year old- Jarrod Graham.

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Publisher’s Note: There is no better way to celebrate Tyrant’s Day than to talk about the nightmare scenario of any sitting President which is the secession and dissolution of the Constitutional Union and the freeing of the people presently living in the USSA.

I inaugurated the first of several conversations about secession several years ago.  The first essay is published below and the accompanying essays are linked below that.  Mordor on the Potomac can NEVER be reformed.  You can send good people but they will be sucked into a system of corruption and servitude that is unrivaled in the last thousand years in the magnitude of treasure and blood expended. 

Buppert’s Corollary to Acton’s Axiom is that “Power attracts the corruptible and absolute power attracts even worse”.   Rare is the ruler in any annal of history whose mindset is not possessed of a severe psychopathy or sociopathy; they rule and seek to do so because they wish to control others ultimately through any means necessary and primarily through the initiation of immoral violence against the resistant and disobedient. Five millennium of chronicled history is unimpeachable – government, whether secular or religious, is the source of ALL slavery and the fount of most violence leading to the abattoirs like National Socialist Germany or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 

We are on the road ourselves.

The wars the US now engages in AfPak, Yemen, Horn of Africa and Iraq are simply more expenditures of blood and treasure on top of the War on Drugs, Poverty and the other formal declarations of war on consensual behavior.  The Soviet Union was quite vicious but at least they were honest about their form of government.  We are bombarded by the government/media complex on the freedoms and liberties we enjoy.  What?

The final deSovietization of these united States will only occur when America fractures, dissolves, devolves and calves off into the inevitable regional enclaves which have been created already through spontaneous order and decades of localism and regional differences .  Remember that all the analysts were caught flat-footed when the USSR collapsed in 1989.  It can happen here so you had better prepare for the worst because it is coming.  That is not one Black Swan approaching, it is a flock.

The America in the Inland West is significantly different in culture and temperament from the Soviet-lite states of the Northeast or the Marxoid Pacific coast.  This country was born in a divorce from the United Kingdom started in 1775 and a secondary revolution in 1860-65 to right fissures that had long been festering and it is time for the country to file for divorce again – from Washington.

I spoke on this very topic at the Porcupine Festival for the Free State Project in Lancaster, New Hampshire on Friday, 22 June 2012 as Keynote Speaker.  See:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O28aiatbmuM -BB

“Good Morning, Governor, how might we…”

“Mr. President, I realize you are a busy man so let’s get down to brass tacks…we are calling the ball and withdrawing our support of your Administration and the Federal government in DC. Effective immediately, we have coordinated to place all outgoing receipts to the IRS in a caged account here in Boise…”

“Governor, you can’t do that…”

“Please don’t interrupt while I am speaking as we are from this point onward peers in the family of nations. I hope you have reviewed the diplomatic instruments we sent by courier last night to Department of State which delineates the terms of our divorce.”

“I did receive those and you have no earthly idea the can of whoop-…”

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Publisher’s Note: This is a five-part series that investigates the growing death culture of the American cop and the predator prey relationship between badged thugs in the pay of the King and the following victim classes among the Helotry that is America:

Part I: Dogs and other Animals

Part II: Children

Part III: Women

Part IV: The Elderly

Part V: The Disabled

Please keep in mind that I will examine all sorts of police depravity and violence to include the murder that has become so prevalent and dare I say popular among statist police in America. Depending on your level of resistance, you will be fined, kidnapped, caged maimed or killed in America if you resist the most banal edicts handed down by your rulers as law hence law enforcement.

Police are the pointed end of bad politics, idiotic rules and immoral laws. Unlike their confreres at the Nuremberg trials, they are never held accountable for their “just obeying orders” schtick.

I want you to pay particular attention to the incidents where the police laugh or joke about their maiming and killing because there is no better casual indicator of the depravity and psychopathy that is modern day policing in the USSA.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics surveyed 6,000 people and based on extrapolations of the information estimated that around 500,000 people every year are, ‘hit, held, pushed, choked, threatened with a flashlight, threatened or sprayed with pepper spray, threatened with a gun or other form of force,’ by police. The FBI Uniform Crime Reports states that around 300, ‘justified homicides,’ happen every year, yet does not record police killings considered to be unjustified.”

The numbers are most likely far higher for non- reported and under-reported violence by police in America.

Make no mistake – you do live in a police state. Please be sure to update me on local incidents you can call to my attention. -BB

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
― Immanuel Kant

Yet another dog is murdered by cops.  A service dog, no less.

The advent of film and video footage has revolutionized the ability of the general public to see how the police behave in real life and not the sanitized Disney version that Hollywood and its sycophants in the mainstream media have portrayed.

Sir Robert Peele’s principles are long dead and buried in US law enforcement.

This particular one is indeed extinct:

“The police should use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient to achieve police objectives; and police should use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.”

The American law enforcement community has experienced a sea change in the last half century that has made the police the greatest threat to individual subjects in North America. In the end, liberty and freedom can only be taken if the enforcement mechanism of bad laws and totalitarian edicts is active and engaged. The risk of death by cop is far greater than any foreign-borne terrorist threat or most natural disasters and ironically, 2013 is one of the safest years for cops themselves in decades despite the silly “hero” rhetoric drummed in by the government media complex.

Will Grigg has written eloquently and extensively on startling detailed anecdotes of the police state in action throughout the fetid plain. I have contributed some observations on the state of police misbehavior on a grand scale but not so much as other observers.

Something strikes me about the spate of dog murders by cops that have emerged in the media in the last decade. The officer safety madness is a large part of the reason for the devastation and lethal effects of modern policing and the trail of tears of the maimed and murdered bodies stacked up by the badged bullies. As we have become accustomed to the double standard, the epidemic of police shootings of dogs stands in stark contract to the injury and killing of “police dogs” as assaults on an officer and treated as such. Again, ensuring that mundane being drained by taxes to pay the salaries of the statist police are always treated as second-class citizens even to dogs (if badged).

Some observers have suggested a linkage of animal abuse into adulthood: “Douglas, Burgess, and Ressler looked at the lives of 36 serial killers to determine whether they shared any behavioral or psychological traits. They found that 46 percent of the serial killers in their sample had demonstrated cruelty to animals as children, while 36 percent demonstrated similar cruelty during adulthood.”

Ask yourself this: if you have serial killer tendencies, how do you hide in plain sight and quite literally get a state-granted hunting license? Become a cop.

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Publisher’s Note: Michael Dean of Freedom Feens requested that I promote this new technology to fight the Federal Octopus. Check it out and take your own decision on its usefulness. Be sure to tune in to Michael’s new late night radio program in March and his weekend broadcasts available live or on his site via streaming and archives.

 

Michael is probably one the most cutting edge practitioners of taking true abolitionist liberty to the airwaves in a professional and entertaining way. He even has me on his show on occasion.

 

He is also the author of creamy audio to bring your podcasting and home studio experience to the next level. -BB

Press Release – FreeSpeechMe, the Anti-Censorship, Anti-Hijacking Free Software Dot-Bit Plug-in for Windows and GNU/Linux.

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USA (OKLAHOMA): Viral Electron Chaos Laboratories announced today the beta release of FreeSpeechMe, a world-changing anti-censorship and anti-hijacking browser plug-in.

FreeSpeechMe is a Free Software Firefox plug-in for effortlessly viewing Dot-Bit websites. This offers protection against website censorship and hijacking.

Dot-Bit is a new top-level domain that is not controlled by any government or corporation.

Anyone can register a Dot-Bit domain in minutes using the inexpensive cryptocurrency, Namecoin.

Dot-Bit domains are extremely resistant to being shut down or hijacked by governments, corporations or criminals. Dot-Bit domains are THE decentralized alternative to building your whole web presence on a Dot-Com or other top-level domain that can be shut down at any time for any reason by any government without due process.

 

FreeSpeechMe is also resistant to DNS or HTTPS hijacking, which is common and easy with normal top-level domains. Hijacking is when someone redirects your traffic to an imposter website, which allows them to steal passwords or install malware.

With the FreeSpeechMe plug-in you can navigate from the regular web to Dot-Bit sites and back, effortlessly and securely.

Website owners don’t even have to start a new website. The Viral Electron Chaos Laboratories team has written tutorials on setting up a Dot-Bit domain for your Dot-Com or other top-level domain-website. Just give the .bit domain name out to your users and tell them about the FreeSpeechMe plug-in. If anyone ever shuts down your dot-com domain, users will still be able to effortlessly get to your site using your Dot-Bit address and our FreeSpeechMe plug-in.

Viral Electron Chaos Laboratories has also released the FreeSpeechMe source code to the public.

FreeSpeechMe is a game-changing world-advancing leap for freedom. Please help the team raise $50,000 US on Indiegogo to perfect the FreeSpeechMe Free Software plug-in, spread its adoption and the adoption of Dot-Bit, and help save the Internet from the central scrutinizers of the world.

Donations are also accepted in Bitcoin and Namecoin.

THE VIRAL ELECTRON CHAOS LABORATORIES TEAM:

Jeremy Rand: FreeSpeechMe creator and programmer.

Jeremy runs Viral Electron Chaos Laboratories. He’s a Computer Science major at the University of Oklahoma. He works in research fields relating to robotics and game enhancement.

Jeremy co-wrote the Tor- and I2P-service support for the current Dot-Bit specification. It was accepted and implemented by the Namecoin development community. FreeSpeechMe is the first software to implement this feature.

Jeremy is the author or co-author of five additional Dot-Bit specification proposals that have been accepted by the Namecoin development community and are awaiting implementation.

Michael W. Dean: publicity, beta testing, copywriting, tech tutorials, FreeSpeechMe name, cat herding, cheerleading.

Michael is a tech writer, first adopter, documentary filmmaker, libertarian talk radio host and musician.

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Today marks the first day the red light piracy goes live in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

The Redflex pirates have invaded the little burg of Sierra Vista, Arizona and red light cameras are springing up in a little town in the same state that kicked them off the state payroll after allegations of bribery, fixing and corruption by the Governor.

The same Redflex mention in the emerging bribery scandal:

“Aaron Rosenberg, who was the company’s top national salesman, said in a civil defamation claim against Redflex that he was made a “scapegoat” to cover up a long-standing practice of “providing government officials with lavish gifts and bribes” after the Tribune began asking questions about the Chicago contract.”

The same Redflex that scans all plates at intersections and stores them via police apparatchiks:

“It’s no surprise that (former) Secretary of DHS, Janet Napolitano would want to track innocent motorists and spy on their every day activities. Her now defunct freeway photo radar dragnet, installed and run by Redflex was performing that task on a massive scale in Arizona. She was quickly promoted to her post at DHS as “Big Sis,” which she resigned from last week ahead of what are likely to be major scandals brewing which will be far worse than this one.”

The government/private collusion between Redflex and ATS and the usual suspects in government even shortened yellow light times to increase profit:

“The worst part is that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) was instructing cities and towns to shorten yellow lights, which make intersections much more dangerous.”

As with most traffic laws in the US, this is not about safety but simply a way to increase revenue from drivers already badgered by gas taxes and the escalating costs of licensing and registering vehicles in addition to the absurd speed and signage laws that rob American of billions of man-days of productivity and tens of billion in lost time and wealth. Not to mention the insidious increases in insurance premiums visited on the victims.

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“The Institute also said it has determined how, after an officer uses lethal force, “investigators can best ‘mine’ officers’ memories and avoid interviewing mistakes that can put the officer, the investigator and the entire department in jeopardy.”

The ironic revelation of this mission statement appears lost on the staff at the Force Institute.

These are incredibly dangerous times for normal citizens to have the most banal contact with cops or even be near the scene of their actual work. Police in America are the single greatest threat to human liberty and become more lethal day by day.

The brutality is bad enough but then there are well-funded tax-gorging entities like the Force Institute in Minnesota that use junk science and violence rationalization to buttress the worst behavior of the authoritarian trade.

The Internet, blogosphere and video sites are packed full of brutality stories and visceral filmed evidence of daily misbehavior and malfeasance on the part of police.

As anyone who has ever been ensnared in the legal system knows, the defendant’s deck is stacked against them in ways that quickly outstrip their capacity to get any kind of justice. Once you are standing in that courtroom, hopefully with your privately retained attorney, government bureaucrats whose sole function is to act as the gateway for draining your financial resources through fines or seizure or the possibility of being caged for a period of time determined by a robed government employee surround you. The higher the jurisdictional level the better the chances of having all the charges piled on in a fashion in which your salvation is doubtful at best.

Most sober residents of the US can acknowledge that something rotten is going on in the legal system. With a mere five percent of the world population, the American prison complex has twenty-five percent of the planet’s prisoners behind bars. This does not count the “peripheral prisoners” living at the King’s pleasure on probation or parole. This does not account for the tens of millions of family and friends who are directly affected by this mass incarceration.

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“You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.”

– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

All the conditions for civil war in the United States are coming to a boil. Many revisionist observers of the American Cold War period are discovering that it was simply a continuation of the war on the world the US has been waging since 1893 after the bloody conclusion of the genocidal campaigns against American aboriginals in the nineteenth century and the brief interregnum to consolidate the Federal monopoly stranglehold from 1861-65 when Lincoln nobly swam in oceans of blood to prevent the country from abandoning slavery. The Grand Old Politburo did not free the black man so much as switch out the manacles so he could join his white Helots on the national plantation.

The recipe for upheaval is peppering the country.

A large part of the population has, through voting, made it crystal clear that an entitlement culture is not only desired but imperative to providing for all aspects of living. Hence, democracy in America has become a circus and a spoils system in which the candidates compete to see who can advance Mencken’s characterization of all voting as an “advance auction on stolen goods”.

The post WWII warfare-welfare state has metastasized at the Federal level and unmasked itself since 9/11 to be an unbridled and unapologetic gangster state that takes whatever it wants. It demands total transparency of the taxed citizenry while playing the national security state card to shroud itself in deceit and misdirection at every turn.

The behavior of cops in the last generation has been the primary marker of the shift in attitude of the state in its relationship with its charges in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Not only has militarization been the harbinger of the worst behavior of police in history in the country but the evil triumvirate of police unions, qualified immunity and the de facto Federalization of all 19,000 police departments polluting the American landscape is quickly bringing the entire sorry enterprise to a head and a boil.

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Catalog of the Snowden Revelations

This page catalogs various revelations by Edward Snowden, regarding the United States’ surveillance activities.

Each disclosure is assigned to one of the following categories: tools and methods, overseas USG locations from which operations are undertaken, foreign officials and systems that NSA has targeted, encryption that NSA has broken, ISPs or platforms that NSA has penetrated or attempted to penetrate, and identities of cooperating companies and governments.

The page will be updated from time to time and is intended as a resource regarding Snowden and the debate over U.S. surveillance.  Comments and suggestions thus are welcomed, and should be sent to staff.lawfare@gmail.com.

1. Tools and methods

2. Overseas USG locations from which operations are undertaken

3. Foreign officials and systems that NSA has targeted

4. Encryption that NSA has broken

5. Identity of ISPs and platforms that NSA has penetrated or attempted to penetrate

6. Identities of cooperating companies and governments

Voting is a pernicious form of violence that is counter-intuitive until you discover what the ballot box does in democracy. It takes a narrow menu of option that rely on a tacit acceptance of the rod and gun as the pillar of maintaining an orderly society. There is no visible exception to the rule and democracy seems to attain a critical mass of interested parties at the atomistic level (unlike the highly effective means of focused lobbying) who decide that raiding the wealth and resources of their friends and families and neighbors at gunpoint through the endorsement of a government system is an effective means to make living at other people’s expense. Whether the homebound shamblers drawing SSI or the highly paid government civilians or contractors, the entire system is built on theft and voting is the majority nod to the criminal act.

Voting legitimizes all the excesses and sociopathic tendencies of the state and condones the barbaric practice of authorizing the tax man at all levels coming into your neighbor’s house and stealing 35 percent of their resources on a monthly basis and if the homeowners resist in any demonstrable fashion, they get a boot on the neck and maybe a surcharge for daring to question or resist the thief and his army.  Government is a highwayman and the voter is the waylaid traveller who appears to smile happily at having a gun screwed to his temple and his pockets emptied.  He then proudly wears the cheap sticker on his jacket that reads: “I Was Robbed and I Voted for It!” Then he can stumble around the polling place afterwards and have high fives with other worthies who perform the same dysfunctional behavior.

Many more talented and thoughtful writers have examined all the intricacies of why voting is all of the above and worse. Simply Startpage voting at www.lewrockwell.com and you find a huge variety of great perspectives on withdrawing from voting entirely. The George Carlin video is priceless.

Carlin: ….I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, “If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain”, but where’s the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain.”

I complained incessantly to my sainted bride when we had the misfortune of living in a home-owner’s association (HOA) in our last house. She said shut your trap and run for office to get on the board instead of simply complaining and it was my most visceral lesson in the uselessness of voting and the fact that the tyranny of HOAs is the lowest hanging fruit in the cancer garden of political life where the usual suspects use the state to advance noxious and ant-private property rules and regulations. I was Dr. No but when you are the only negative vote with four ayes always countermanding, you might as well mow your lawn with your teeth to accomplish something…anything.

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 This is the first in an itinerant series of essays to put practical effects to resistance in the coming bad times. Reader contributions welcome. -BB
[Great note from Ben Stone, the Bad Quaker: One of my listeners has an off shore company that runs a private network. I have a device (Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6) that is incapable of being used as a traditional cell phone. It will play MP3s, surf the net, and allow me to connect to the private network mentioned above. Once connected to that network, I can “call” anyone else on the network, so long as I know their code. This code is not saved by the device. The call is mil-grade encrypted. The service for this network runs about the price of a traditional cell service when spread over the course of a year. It’s my understanding that using this network, in conjunction with a VPN like Cryptohippie (run by Paul Rosenburg, another friend), a call through a Verizon hot spot cannot be tapped, recorded, or traced.
Here is their web site, but keep in mind, the site doesn’t tell the whole story.
 
[https://libertyprivate.net/]
“Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”
So reads the text sent to thousands of protesters in Ukraine located via cell phones (most likely to within five meters of their location with phone on hip). The usual suspects in the government immediately passed new laws on various behaviors now prohibited as a result of the violent protests that have been wracking the Ukraine recently. This included a ban on wearing helmets and masks to better prevent spontaneous protesters from foiling facial recognition scanners for the government apparatchiks. Pretty soon maybe they will be able to simply ban large groupings of people but this may become problematic when waiting in the endless lines world-wide for government services ranging from DMVs to post offices to every other assorted queuing regime that is the curse of all non-private sector “service” providers.This should be a wake up call (pun intended) for all the subjects in the USSA to realize precisely how the ubiquitous communications devices will serve the totalitarian aspirants in every political office globally. Thanks to the heroic efforts of Snowden and his confreres, the depths of surveillance depravity and sheer expense in the West to vacuum and store all human electronic traffic is no longer in question which means what to do about it.The first thing you do is read everything at the best communications and sousveillance site on the ‘net at Signal Corps and start to practice better communications hygiene for you and your family and friends. Once the entire rotten totalitarian fabric of the USSA starts to come apart at the seams and the real unpleasantness begins, comms will be the very lifeblood of effective resistance and rebirth of the fractured elements of the smoking ruins after the Federal leviathan has committed global seppuku through economic malpractice and fascist/socialist over-reach.

 

The battery in my dumb phone recently died and I have yet to replace it and have been examining the options to leave the liberty-hating cell colossus of Verizon. The telecoms are now wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Federal law enforcement mechanism.

My search for another dumb phone will continue and any recommendations are welcome. Hell, I would be fond of a pager but they no longer exist and landlines are practically extinct residentially (none in my home) and pay phones are becoming very scarce.

The concept of burner phones holds great appeal as long as one can purchase for cash with no owner signature for receipt and used for special occasions. Of course, the NSA is even tracking that through various means it can employ:

 “As Sanchez points out, news that the NSA is using the phone database to look for patterns of burner use would have fewer civil liberties implications than some of the agency’s other activities; however, the revelation shows again how the agency will use the metadata it has amassed for new or unexpected ways — and that there is a lack of clear rules for how it can or can’t probe the metadata.”

Hell, the US Post Office is photographing all mail covers. Do your part by putting all return addresses on the reverse side of the envelope. Also, if you receive any mail at your physical address you should strongly reconsider that.

“The Postal Service on Friday confirmed that it takes a photograph of every letter and package mailed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year — and occasionally provides the photos to law enforcement agencies that request them as part of criminal cases.”

“It’s done by machine, so there’s no central area where any of this information would be,” he said. “It’s extremely expensive to keep pictures of billions of pieces of mail. So there’s no need for us to do that.”

Right, that’s what the moronathon known as the TSA said about the Porno Scanners.

The intelligence means to do so is very rudimentary and is simply the crafting and maintenance of association networks which are highly effective when employed to track activities of apparently disparate individuals. One can do it on a blackboard, computers or the common “big boards” in the noxious police procedural dramas that have polluted the networks for decades.

My Nokia “candy bar” phone I used in Kabul will alert the NSA in the USSA if I install a new SIM in it and it will get very special attention at the agency as a new phone with associated uses in Afghanistan and the Philippines. That is how simple the process is. But then again, it appears to be common news that every phone in ‘murka is now logged, recorded and tracked; all this to ostensibly prevent an event so rare and esoteric that I stand a greater chance of being mauled by an albino Yeti than suffering in a foreign-inspired terrorist attack. I use the sobriquet “foreign” because current police practices in the US constitute for all practical and linguistic purposes terrorism.

What to do?

The most extreme answer is don’t have a phone and only carry a burner with no stored numbers to use infrequently and dispose with every use. For most Americans, this is impractical especially due to the sorry state of electronic addiction I am witness to every day as I see the shamblers wandering about my environs in neck down, slack-jawed attachment to the tiny screens illuminating their pasty faces. The young are especially addicted, much to the satisfaction of the Orwellian bureaucrats in the various sectors of giant gov.

Like Boston says though, privacy is not only inconvenient but hard work that demands discipline most don’t desire nor attend to.

If you have to have a cell phone, use it sparingly but the domestic and work-related “requirements” in the modern connected era may preclude most from selectively activating their phones at predetermined times to check messages and traffic. Something you will find quite refreshing when it comes to email.

If you have lunch or conversations with like-minded dissenters and genuine members of FREEFOR, leave your cell phones in the car.

Cell phones can be stored in a fridge, a “dead zone” bag or a martini shaker (Bond would be proud). This prevents them from being used as remote listening devices by the usual suspects but does not prevent them from being location markers depending on storage vicinity.

A practical test would be a phone free weekend to see what alternatives may emerge. Acquisition of portable HAM radios? For us here in Arizona, we may be able to use one time pads and primitive cryptography on Marine Band which has far less traffic in the desert. The Russians are seeking typewriters for creating documents and old time printing press technology may bear new reexamination. Fred Woodworth has been publishing The Match (I have subscribed since the 1990s) via non-electronic means for decades so the technology is still available.

The state can be foiled by the individual.

I look forward to readers providing more tips and techniques on foiling and monkey-wrenching the Orwellian cocktail the rulers are now serving at the bar.

Resist.

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