Thursday, July 11, 2013

Another WTF! Ruling...

The implications of this are highly disturbing, to say the least....

 In 'Chilling' Ruling, Chevron Granted Access to Activists' Private Internet Data
From Common Dreams:

The US government is not the only entity who, with judicial approval, is amassing massive amounts of personal information against their so-called enemies.

A federal judge has ruled to allow Chevron, through a subpoena to Microsoft, to collect the IP usage records and identity information for email accounts owned by over 100 environmental activists, journalists and attorneys.

The oil giant is demanding the records in an attempt to cull together a lawsuit which alleges that the company was the victim of a conspiracy in the $18.2 billion judgment against it for dumping 18.5 billion gallons of oil waste in the Ecuadorean Amazon, causing untold damage to the rainforest.

The "sweeping" subpoena was one of three issued to Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft.

"Environmental advocates have the right to speak anonymously and travel without their every move and association being exposed to Chevron," said Marcia Hofmann, Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who—along with environmental rights group EarthRights International (ERI)—had filed a motion last fall to "quash" the subpoenas..... More here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Fuck Chevron! And fuck this fascist corporate-state that we've evolved into.

Unbelievable! I had to concur with Siouxrose, one of the regulars whom I have noticed comments on Commondreams regularly. Here's a part of what she had to say regarding this article:

"First they came for the urine tests. (War on drugs, don't cha know!)

Then they came for the naked (airport) body scans. (War on terror, don't cha know!)

They next came for the emails, phone records, and Facebook family photo galleries. (War on dissent... you're not meant to know.)
"

I suppose, when all is finally said and done, they'll come for all of us and stick us into their detention facilities that they've already built and supplied. They'll attempt to rewire us with their psychotic and deranged PSYOPs. I'm preparing for the inevitable water-boarding that, I'm sure, will be part of their operational tool-bag, by using my neti pot religiously. I'm not sure whether it'll keep me from obliging, but it sure does clear the sinuses really well.

Gee, it's so reminiscent of 1933 (or closer to '35?) Or, as Yogi Berra once said, "It's like deja-vu, all over again".

8:20 AM  
Blogger Father Tyme said...

What's really maddening is many of us saw this coming 12 years ago. But Nooooo! We're over-reacting. We're truthers and conspiracy theorists and crack pots.

And then we were lulled into a magic carpet dream by a black man who claimed he would do the "right thing." And his sycophants in both sides of Congress were part of it. Little did we know he meant to do the "right thing" for corporations and fuck regular Americans.

Semantics! Just like Bush, he used twisting words to give a false sense of thinking he was on the side of the public all the while making plans to fill the pockets of the rich even more at the expense of the poor. Fuck the poor. All they do is the meanial work of the wealthy and want more!

And even, as some theorize, he's merely a puppet, he's made his intentions so obvious that I guess those who watch no longer care what we people think about them.

There is only one solution:
those who caused this and continue it must be removed from office and any position of any power...by whatever means necessary.

1933, J.G.? 1933 and all its gore, blodshed, persecution and loss of privacy and rights will look like paradise by 2025.

It's all part of a scheme to reduce the surplus population (thank you Malthus)that's been in place for decades now. How else do you explain the U.S. dwindling production of food while millions of acres go fallow; while millions of acres are unplanted so prices can rise so people can't afford food, so people can starve?

7 billion? The ultimate goal is a world of 4 billion (or LESS) with 99% working for the 1%.

Think I'm kidding? Just wait! This guy really is and has created an
Obama-nation!

1:22 PM  

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