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Pessimism, Fatalism, Realism, Optimism, Hope

This article was originally published by Doug “Uncola” Lynn at TheTollOnline.com When I first had the idea to write this piece, it was going to justify my own overwhelming sense of foreboding regarding future events that, to me, seem as inevitable as gravity drawing water down a drain. I wanted to defend my perspectives against […]

The Surveillance State: An Inexorable March Toward Totalitarianism

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via SHTFplan.com, The Surveillance State has slowed down its rate of growth since the President took office, however, it has not halted that growth. Instead, it lies festering below the veneer of daily events, inexorably growing […]

Blaming Russia For The Internet ‘Sewer’

Authored by Robert Parry via ConsortiumNews.com, As the Russia-gate hysteria spirals down from the implausible to the absurd, almost every bad thing is blamed on the Russians, even how they turned the previously pristine Internet into a 'sewer'… With the U.S. government offering tens of millions of dollars to combat Russian “propaganda and disinformation,” it’s perhaps not […]

Some US Airlines Are Testing Mandatory Facial Recognition Scans On Americans Flying Abroad

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Just when you thought air travel couldn’t get any more invasive, authoritarian and downright miserable, the Department of Homeland Security and two U.S. carriers are determined to prove you wrong. Yesterday, Harrison Rudolph, a law fellow at the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, wrote […]

Millennials Seek “Generic Father Figure” For Backyard BBQ On Craigslist

A group of millennials in Spokane, Washington are seeking a “generic father figure” to help them host a barbecue on Father's Day weekend.  In the Craigslist post which has explicably since gone viral, college student Dane Anderson and his “boys” are offering free food and booze to any enterprising area dad who’s willing to come […]

Facial Recognition Tech Could Ensnare Millions Of Innocent Americans For Crimes They Didn’t Commit

Authored by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com, It’s often the case that new technologies arrive on the scene faster than our society and its legal code can keep up. Sometimes this can be a good thing. For instance, 3D printing allows people to print out unregulated gun parts, thus allowing gun owners to circumvent the onerous […]

The Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Surveillance State Is Almost Complete

Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via SHTFplan.com, The headlines are awash with the recent tensions with North Korea, and most are focused intently upon this act of the play that has been running hot for several years, now.  Akin to the […]

“Much Worse Than Watergate”, Former CIA Officer Admits Trump ‘Wiretapping’ Likely True

The "political appointees" in the intelligence community knew exactly what they were surveilling for, former CIA officer Col. Tony Shaffer told Fox News, adding that the case is "much worse than Watergate by an order of magnitude." While Trump was not physically wiretapped, with a wire into his phone, Shaffer said the "basic fundamental idea […]

Be Careful What You Wish For, Police Body-Cam Edition

Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, After the recent deluge of videos showing police abusing and sometimes flat-out murdering more-or-less innocent citizens, the willingness of a growing number of cities to equip officers with video cameras has been hailed as a victory by civil libertarians. But what if those cameras also extend the surveillance network […]

5 Dystopic Movies That Are Coming True Right Now

From ‘border walls’ to ‘biometrics’ and from ‘economic collapse’ to the ‘surveillance state’, is life imitating art… or was it all a guidebook? As The Daily Sheeple’s Melissa Dykes notes, it’s actually kind of hard to watch some of these… things are hitting way too close to home these days.