Word of the day: Fascism

Republican Fascism

Fascism is an authoritarian political ideology (generally tied to a mass movement) that considers individual and other societal interests subordinate to the interests of the state. Fascists seek to forge a type of national unity, usually based on (but not limited to) ethnic, cultural, or racial attributes. Various scholars attribute different characteristics to fascism, but the following elements are usually seen as its integral parts: nationalism, statism, militarism, totalitarianism, anti-communism, corporatism, populism, collectivism, and opposition to economic and political liberalism.


“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” – The 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution

As congress continues to have no backbone. We are seeing the erosion of our civil liberties as well as having atrocities committed in our name. We have illegal search and seizure of information through phones and through the internet. Congress is passing bills which allow for “blanket wiretapping.” Such wiretaps could allow for all people with the last name “Smith” to be tapped. How do you find only Smith? You apply a filter that says, read everything that says Smith. However to do this, they read EVERYTHING. Every single thing you send over the internet. And face it people, for most, a vast majority might be porn. Oh, Mr. Smith, I see you like going to kinkycrazyness dot com. Telecommunications over the internet! It is the future they say. Oh, well you see Mr. Smith, we were filtering for certain words on your voice packets and we would like to talk to your private conversation with..

The NSA is reading all of our internet communications and congress keeps saying this is OK! It is a direct violation of our 4th Amendment Rights.
NSA Wiretap Methods

Pick out an article from bigbrother over at slashdot. They all point towards an over reach of power.

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Energy Conservation Awareness Week, Tax Holiday October 5th – 8th

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From: "Jones, Robin" <Robin.Jones@dmme.virginia.gov>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 09:14:21 -0400
Subject: Energy Conservation Awareness Week



October 1,


I am proud to announce this week
as Energy Conservation Awareness Week, which will be followed by our first
ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday event. I am encouraging Virginians to use energy
wisely and begin to explore how all of us can be more energy

The ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday
will take place from Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 8, 2007. During
this holiday, Everyone will be exempt from paying sales tax in Virginia on
ENERGY STAR qualified products that cost $2,500 or less, like compact
fluorescent light bulbs, ceiling fans, clothes washers, dehumidifiers,
dishwashers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators, and room air

As a first step to preserving
Virginia's energy resources and environment, I encourage you to replace at
least one incandescent bulb or fixture at home with one that has earned the
government's ENERGY STAR label
. If every state employee takes the pledge to
change just one bulb or fixture, we could save over 32 million kWh and prevent
over 45 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year! Please make this
simple, yet meaningful commitment by taking the online ENERGY STAR Change a
Light Pledge.

To be part of this effort, take
the pledge online at http://www.energystar.gov/joincal.
You will be asked to fill in your name, email and zip code. You will also be
asked "Which organization referred you here, if any?" Please select "Virginia,
Commonwealth of" from the drop down list as the participating

I hope you'll join me in raising
public awareness of energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR products that will result
in Virginians taking action to conserve energy in our homes. With your help, we
can reduce energy bills and protect Virginia's natural resources. One Small
Step, One Simple Action – Big Savings!

Thank you for being part of the
movement to help make a difference.

Timothy M.