Thursday, December 6, 2012

conspiracy theorist

[local news station] did a story about the state drivers license no longer being acceptable identification for boarding an airlines beginning in january ... the real id act is the reason ... their story aired at the beginning of december ... they should have been investigating and reporting the real id act for the past 7 years.

  • "The REAL ID Act of 2005, Pub.L. 109-13, 119 Stat. 302, enacted May 11, 2005, was an Act of Congress that modified U.S. federal law pertaining to security, authentication, and issuance procedures standards for the state driver's licenses and identification (ID) cards, as well as various immigration issues pertaining to terrorism."
  • "The law set forth certain requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards to be accepted by the federal government for "official purposes", as defined by the Secretary of Homeland Security. The Secretary of Homeland Security has currently defined "official purposes" as presenting state driver's licenses and identification cards for boarding commercially operated airline flights and entering federal buildings and nuclear power plants."
  • "As of April 2, 2008, all 50 states have either applied for extensions of the original May 11, 2008 compliance deadline or received unsolicited extensions."
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REAL_ID_Act

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i then sent this sarcastic email to [local news station]:

to [them],

talking about the real id act means you are a conspiracy theorist ... next you'll be talking about the national defense authorization act of 2012.

[me]
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[me]---

     I wasn't even working on Monday.  How can I be a conspiracy theorist?

[news anchor]
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[news anchor],

The only news that matters today is all labeled conspiracy theories ... which should by itself prove the point.

If you counted all the webcams at every traffic intersection state wide, how many are there and who monitors them? FBI fusion centers or somebody else? yet another public-private partnership? PPPs are straight fascism ... in which the state sells a monopoly to a private company and then provides the muscle to collect. Why is there no questioning of authority today? Instead there is only blind obedience. Tell [this reporter] and [that reporter] to investigate meaningful topics. Those tattle-tale investigations of theirs resemble the 8th grade.

Where are the FEMA camps?

[me]
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i'll let you know if this conversation goes anywhere ... i figured, if you can't bring them to the discussion with logic and reason, then hook them with their own guilty conscience ... when one person says to another: "you are a conspiracy theorist," in a derogatory manner ... it is actually a reflection of themselves ... what they mean is ... yes you are right ... no i will not agree ... instead i will go along with the powers that be ...

be careful with that person, because they are willingly ignoring the truth ... they are either scared into compliance or have always been a bully and like power trips.

what we need to do is switch today's negative connotation of "conspiracy theorist" to a strong positive meaning ... like, wear a baseball hat that proclaims "Conspiracy Theorist" proudly on the front ... (maybe sell them) ... what would happen if suddenly you saw thousands of people wearing black baseball hats with big white letters saying "Conspiracy Theorist" on them?

start a fad?