Monday, October 20, 2014

The pin/chip EBT scam - corruption beyond repair

Obama's recent executive order to have your tax dollars pay for Citi-Bank's upgrade of their credit-card system is almost as bad as TARP yet was not covered by mainstream media in the least.

I just learned about this atrocity from the No Agenda Show.  You can hear the appropriate part by downloading the show and going to the 1:20:36 time-point. (till 1:32:46 = 12 minutes 10 seconds long)
In summary here's what happened:
Obama just signed an executive order to have the US Treasury make a plan to upgrade our EBT credit card system to use chips as is now used in Europe. (cost - way more than the annual cost of credit card fraud).  What this order does is:

  • Update all government EBT credit card terminals to use the upgraded system.
  • Replace EBT procedures to use the newer cards
  • Transfer cracked credentials to the government
  • Create the Buy Secure initiative.
  • Ensure federal investigators can report stolen credentials with other companies (Home Depot, Walmart etc.)
  • Support credit score transparency via Citi Bank credit cards
Ok so here is what this means:

The Government, who decided to utilize a credit card system to support their welfare EBT funds disbursement, is now footing the bill to upgrade this insecure system on behalf of the private company (Citi Bank) that owns the newer technology and at the same time is giving itself and other companies access to YOUR CREDIT CARD CREDENTIALS (passwords/pins).  
Normally, when a company creates a system that is BROKEN (as our current credit card system is - proven by all the identity theft going on) it is liable for its mistakes and must foot the bill both for the cost of its mistakes and for its correction.  This is the natural free-enterprise way that goods and service quality is maintained - do it right, or go out of business and let the competition do it right.
So what this accomplishes is it:

  • Removes responsibility for identity theft from the private corporations that made it so easy to do.
  • Pays for the fix by the most inefficient means (government funding).
  • Charges the taxpayer for this.
  • Breaches security further by sharing credentials with the government and other corporations.
  • Adds more regulations and forces you to adhere to new security standards enforced by law. 
What is more, this is being done by Executive Order which is inherently unconstitutional and was created by Lincoln in time of war for an emergency.
What is more is that the media covered Obama's jokes but nothing about what he was signing.

Send a link of this article to your congressman and urge him to not only rescind this executive order (Congress only has 30 days to do so or it becomes law) and in fact to rescind the whole Executive Order process.  This president is dismantling our freedoms and security with it daily and is charging you for it.

The more power you give government, the more special interests can use that power to their advantage.

Unbelievable.  What a rip off!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Venus Project Reviewed

This is a review of a video I recently watched on YouTube located here.
Ah, another Utopian dream by another socialist dreamer.
I hope the next generation watching this recognizes that this idea is marxism with a face-lift.  Even though they say it isn't communism, it is.
Here is their line of thinking in a nut-shell:
If only we could make people be nice.  Obviously people are greedy because they don't have what they want.  People are mean because they aren't directed in the right directions and taught the right ideas.  With proper management based on resources, we can supply all the needs of everyone and once everyone is happy, a new and cool world emerges.
Oh its just so technical and complex, just leave the details to your controllers and sit back and relax as we engineer the perfect world for you.  No money.  No property.  Just managed bliss.
This can't work because people are inherently evil - which every humanist never recognizes.
What is needed to solve our problems is, at the root, a justice system that works.  My jury driven idea I think has a good chance of creating a self-governing society by forcing people to be responsible not only for their own lives but for the management of society.
Juries supply hard-to-corrupt justice based on their common sense, not a set of rules designed by utopian legislators.  Juries also allow for mercy.
In addition, property ownership should be absolute and allodial (non taxable) for individuals and fee-simple for corporations.  Property inheritance needs to be honored as sacred.  The problem isn't private property, but lack of full control of our property along with full responsibility for what we do with our property.  By having this kind of property ownership in place, it becomes more profitable for people to preserve their land instead of exploiting it.  This alone would help sustain the earth the way the utopians envision far better than any centrally managed system could.
Imagine how much corruption could be removed if a jury could be called by anyone against anyone at any time for the cheap cost of generating a jury and emailing them the complaint.  The Jury would hold both parties accountable and the jury itself could be held accountable to another jury should its decision be found unreasonable.  Jury decisions become final so there is no time wasted in an appeal process.  Outlawry is the ultimate punishment, banishing a non-compliant citizen to an existence without any social defense.
A massive and evil corporation could be dismantled over night by just 12 jurors while a poor little old lady could prosecute a burglar with a simple and inexpensive virtual jury trial.

Of course true religion and good morals would have to preside - but I think that would become a pretty natural outcome of an unencumbered jury system.