Because freedom can't protect itself
Does the ACLU censor posts it deems to be from racists or bigots ??? i only ask as i'm a new here and would be interested to know if it censors free speech from those it considers to be fascist/racist/sexist or any other "ist"? if not then come her ya bitch and let me shag yer black arse !! will that get through or be censored by the guardians of free speech ?
Am i the only one puzzled by the fact that a site dedicated to free speech moderates posts ?? i guess it has been asked a million times before but isn't it a bit like the government decide what frree speeh is ? call me dumb but i thought the principle of free speech was you could insult anyone regardless of who they are ,nigger,honky,paki,tarrier,prod
THE FOLLOWING POST, DIRECTED TO ASST. U.S. ATTY. GENERAL DESIGNATE TOM PEREZ VIA THE '44' POLITICAL BLOG AT WASHINGTONPOST.COM, AGAIN ELICITED THE 'HELD FOR BLOG OWNER' MESSAGE -- WHEN WA-PO ONLY WITHHOLDS POSTS THAT USE FOUL LANGUAGE.
THIS APPARENTLY IS YET ANOTHER APPARENT EXAMPLE OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL PRIOR RESTRAINT OF INTERNET FREE SPEECH BY A ROGUE GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE OPERATION.
(and #50 post, above, apparently is an example of "lame psy ops."
TO: TOM PEREZ, Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Civil Rights (staff/colleagues, please forward)
cc: WHITE HOUSE STAFF; OBAMA CABINET OFFICERS; MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
cc: NATIONAL PRESS CORPS AND INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS
RE: BUSH DOJ LEGAL MEMOS USED TO PROVIDE LEGAL JUSTIFICATION FOR ONGOING DOMESTIC TORTURE VIA MICROWAVE RADIATION WEAPONRY
The Bush Justice Department "torture memos," some still secret, appear to have been used to provide legal justification for the covert use of classified, silent microwave radiation weapons on U.S. citizens -- "targeted" under the pretext of the "war on terror" as "undesirables" and "dissidents."
Victims, including the journalist who authored the articles linked below, say these painful, debilitating and illness-inducing "directed energy weapon" microwave assaults constitute torture and "slow-kill," a military descriptive for prolonged assaults that eventually result in death -- what could be described as an American genocide.
Victims of these assaults say their family finances are decimated by an array of secret "programs of personal financial destruction" that involve the forced cooperation of private enterprise; surveillance and interception of mail and telecommunications; and the forging of billing, utility, banking and mortgage statements -- what they charge is a process of expropriation and theft by deception.
Sources say these covert programs were justified by the Bush Justice Department under legal theories that are said to include a suspected "nexus to terrorism" and, according to a source, the legal theory that weapons and/or medical experimentation on U.S. citizens is permissible if subjects are under federal investigation for suspected offenses.
These microwave weapons assaults have continued under the Obama administration, and are facilitated by a nationwide "extrajudicial punishment network" enabled by federal agencies; local police nationwide; and "community gang stalker" citizen vigilantes fronted by government-funded community policing and volunteer organizations such as Citzen Corps, USA on Watch, and Infragard.
Operatives of this citizen "army" are said to have infiltrated the U.S. health care system, including hospitals, doctors offices and extended care and nursing homes. Parents of "targeted individuals" are said to have been subject to mistreatment and physical abuse, including suspected irradiation, and psychological harassment, such as vandalism of property, clothing and personal effects.
Victims charge that these crimes against humanity were not simply the unfortunate byproduct of the "war on terror," but constitute a purposeful genocide-politicide targeting innocent persons by labeling them as "dissidents," "undesirables," "deviates" or "mental defectives."
The methods and tactics employed by these "programs" resemble those used by the U.S. military in campaigns against civilian "insurgents" in Iraq, and the Vietnam-era Project Phoenix.
Victims have asked the FBI/Justice Department to launch a civil rights investigation. They say officials have told them they see nothing to investigate, and hint that victim accounts are delusional.
Victims maintain that marginalizing the persecuted as "unstable" or "mentally ill" is a tactic being used to cover up crimes against humanity, a highly organized and well-funded social genocide.
TEAM OBAMA: WHAT DO YOUR BUSH HOLDOVERS KNOW ABOUT THESE SECURITY-INTEL-REVENUE 'MULTI-AGENCY COORDINATED ACTIONS'...
* Silent, covert microwave radiation weapons (D.E.W.) assaults on innocent but "targeted" U.S. citizens;
* Terroristic vigilante community gang stalking, surreptitious home entry, police-tolerated vandalism;
* Secret federal "programs of personal financial destruction" that have used the IRS as an ideological tool of "social cleansing."
OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):
Addendum to post below, to Tom Perez...
Mr. Perez / staff:
The detailed memo to you is post #51 on the ACLU Free Speech "Internet Filters" thread.
Thank you again.
MORE MALICIOUS INTERFERENCE, TAMPERING, HACKING -- NOW THIS WRITER'S WEB ARTICLES RE BEING MALICIOUSLY ALTERED
This is getting even more serious. Today I discover that my web site, featuring stories entitled "GESTAPO USA: Gov't-Funding Vigilante Network Targets, Terrorizes U.S. Citizens," (about the ongoing Bush-Cheney era "extrajudicial punishment network), has been maliciously hacked. The headline on the above captioned story was changed to omit the words "Gestapo USA"
It also appears that certain words and phrases have been altered as well. I often discover typos and spelling errors inserted into my internet posts, errors that were not present when I hit the "submit" button. I believe this is due to real-time site "mirroring" and malicious interference by a rogue government surveillance operation or its subcontractor. I am now reviewing my web site copy in an effort to restore my work to its original form.
This malicious hacking and tampering comes on the heels of the many, many similar instances of malicious hacking cited above, including pervasive surveillance; electronic "hijacking" of my internet connection, allowing a third party to control my computer functions and make unauthorized, malicious changes to content; outright censorship and/or prior restraint of my attempts to post political comments to web sites and blogs; and many cases of malicious interference with my ability to access and/or post to certain web sites.
This malicious interference and pervasive surveillance has been a daily occurrence for an extended period of time, going back five years. Up until about a year ago, I could not even access the internet because my password was hijacked, virtually on a daily basis.
I have requested the ACLU's assistance on behalf of what I believe are thousands of similarly affected U.S. citizens. While ACLU kindly keeps my many postings up on its site, my request for legal assistance has fallen upon deaf ears...
...just as my request to federal authorities for a civil rights investigation regarding persistent violations of my civil and human rights, in my opinion the direct result of actions and policies of federal and local government, has fallen upon deaf ears. I have been told there is "nothing we see to investigate."
That may be technically true -- because it appears certain authorities know EXACTLY what is happening because they devised and oversee these programs.
This relentless campaign of "community gang-stalking," vandalism, surreptitious home entry, financial sabotage, physical harassment and abuse, and slander to professional associates, would-be employers, and neighbors has robbed me of my ability to earn a living.
I have been writing a political column for about a year now at My.NowPublc.com/scrivener, for no compensation. Now, even that venue is being circumscribed due to this malicious hacking, which I believe is the work of a pervasive and insidious government "program of personal destruction" that has unjustly targeted me.
If someone such as I, a longtime journalist with extensive contacts who has worked for major TV outlets, newspapers and magazines, cannot obtain legal assistance due to a destructive extrajudicial targeting and punishment network, how can there be any justice at all for anyone in these United States?
Is there is a civil rights attorney reading this who values our constitutional rights enough to lend a hand to an aggrieved person in need of assistance? If so, please post a message here with contact information -- because people who have tried to post to my (now hacked) web site tell me their posts are not going through, and my email usually goes unanswered.
I am basically a de fact prisoner of the "state" who has never been charged or even formally accused of any wrongdoing." This persecution, apparently at the hands of secret government programs that have bypassed the judicial system, has left me unable to earn a living.
Will somebody please help me?
Thank you. Please see my postings above for additional information -- it does not appear these posts have been hacked.
THE LATEST 'HELD FOR BLOG OWNER' ATTEMPTED POST TO WASHINGTONPOST.COM'S 'THE FIX BLOG...
...(Wa-Po's software only holds posts that use foul language).
What additional details in this attempted comment (to an article about Sen. Chris Dodd) could have triggered this prior restraint and/or censorship -- and WHY?
Readers, you be the judge, courtesy of the good people at the ACLU:
SEN. DODD: INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF RE-ELECTION.
TAKE ON THE ONGOING EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK...
...USING SILENT MICROWAVE WEAPONRY ('DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS') TO COMMIT A FEDERALLY-ENABLED AMERICAN 'SLOW-KILL' GENOCIDE-POLITICIDE.
THIS WEAPONRY COOKS HUMAN TISSUE FROM THE INSIDE OUT. IT IS BEING FUNDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND DEPLOYED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COVERT QUASI-MILITARY UNITS FRONTED BY FEDERALLY-FUNDED COMMUNITY POLICING AND VOLUNTEER ANTI-TERRORISM GROUPS SUCH AS...
...INFRAGARD (sponsored by Secret Service, FEMA and FBI), CITIZEN CORPS (FEMA) AND USA ON WATCH (FEMA-funded unit of the National Sheriff's Association).
THE GOVERNMENT CALLS DEW 'LESS LETHAL' WEAPONRY. THIS IS DISINFORMATION. THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH.
STAND UP FOR THE RULE OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS.
BAN RADIATION WEAPONRY AS WMD...
...AND DISMANTLE THE ONGOING EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK THAT ENCOMPASSES THE HORRORS DISCLOSED LAST WEEK BY SEYMOUR HERSH.
OR (if links are currupted/disabled):
FOR THE SY HERSH BOMBSHELL:
http://MinnPost.com RE: Seymour Hersh
While your cause is honorable, don't you think that over 40 comments on this one article is enough? Why not just post them in your blog, people are much more likely to read them there. I respect you very much, but sometimes, you can get so involved in something that you lose sight of what you really wanted in the first place. You seem like you could use a vacation. On a separate note, you seem like you would like the band "CAKE", you should check it out.
MORE EVIDENCE OF BLATANT GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP OF POLITICAL SPEECH ON THE WEB
Repeated attempts to post comments to a rawstory.com article about Rep. Dennis Kucinich's call for a probe into the Seymour Hersh revelations of a Bush-Cheney "executive assassination ring" were unsuccessful.
Even if the post should appear later, this is prior restraint -- and unconstitutional.
The posts contained information about what the author believes is the domestic component of officially-sanctioned domestic "death squads" -- the torture and "slow-kill homicide" of American citizens targeted as "undesirables," "dissidents" or "deviates" by a secret multi-agency government program that uses as "street muscle" local "community gang stalking operations that are fronted by federally-funded community policing and anti-terrorism volunteer organizations.
Free speech is dead in America -- judging from the incidents reported here.
Once again, I will post here the material that government fusion center censors apparently think Americans should not be allowed to see:
THE DOMESTIC END OF THIS IS KNOWN TO INSIDERS AS 'THE PROGRAM' -- AND TO VICIMS (SUCH AS I) AS 'THE AMERICAN GESTAPO.'
Why didn't Kucinich reference the domestic angle on this, the most shocking thing about Hersh's revelations?
Was that purposeful, because powerful forces might seek to block the inquiry if it revealed that AMERICANS were being hunted down like prey by other Americans?
That is what is happening. Americans are being TORTURED with what the military terms "SLOW-KILL" microwave radiation weaponry, a/k/a "directed energy weapons."
Here are the links to the articles that firsts exposed this domestic horror eight months ago. Since my email apparently is being intercepted, I ask readers here to please forward, to Kucinich and everyone else who can stop the nation's slide into corporate-military fascism:
TEAM OBAMA: WHAT DO YOUR BUSH HOLDOVERS KNOW ABOUT THESE SECURITY-INTEL-REVENUE 'MULTI-AGENCY COORDINATED ACTIONS'
* Silent, covert microwave radiation weapons (D.E.W.) assaults on innocent but "targeted" U.S. citizens and their families;
PLEASE ACLU. LET'S SUE THE GOV'T AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DENIAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IN AMERICA, AND THE PURPOSEFUL TAMPERING WITH TELECOMMUNICATIONS. THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO CENSOR AT WILL. THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING. THE CASES CITED HERE PROVIDE A STRONG BASIS FOR A RENEWED LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST ROGUE SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS.
THE TYPOS OFTEN ARE MALICIOUSLY INSERTED...
Please note that when written, the above attempted post was proofread and free of errors. The ACLU software provides spell-check -- yet words come out misspelled.
It appears typos, misspellings, and other malicious tampering occurs by way of real-time site "mirroring" with remote computing software that can hijack my computer at will.
The intent, apparently, is to make the commentator appear ignorant or sloppy.
No one has sued the government on the grounds of using surveillance programs as tools of harassment and psychological intimidation.
I would like to be the first. Please, ACLU, live up to your mission to defend free speech in America.
dude...no one is fucking messing with your comments. your typos are made by you, and you only. I'd go see a psychiatrist, you don't seem healthy, you seem rather OCD.
These postings constitute a contemporaneous record of apparent violations of my constitutional rights, violations that are happening to untold thousands, if not millions, of other Americans. Hopefully, this log will constitute evidence in a future lawsuit by the ACLU aimed at ensuring that government surveillance operations do not infringe upon constitutionally-protected rights.
The ACLU site postings are not being hacked and altered and tampered with -- as are some postings to my blog site at NowPublic.com/scrivener. I must police my work daily to repair damage done by a persistent and technically adroit hacking entity.
I believe the malicious interference is being done by a government surveillance program or its subcontractors. My aim is to force the halt to such malicious and unconstitutional behavior.
Your interest is noted. I assure you, if the ACLU felt that this laundry list of daily assaults on an individual's constitutional rights were inappropriate for posting, my comments would have been taken down by now.
So tell me, to which fusion center do YOU report?
That's just a joke -- unless it's true.
Oops. The above post #60 is in response to #57.
TODAY'S "HELD FOR BLOG OWNER" WASHINGTONPOST.COM POST: MORE APPARENT PRIOR RESTRAINT/CENSORSHIP BY GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE OPERATIVES
• Mounting evidence that the U.S. government censors political speech on the web
• ACLU: Please demand an immediate stop to overt government censorship of political speech!
Here is the text that generated a "held for blog" owner message -- even though The Washington Post does NOT "hold" posts unless foul language is used.
What language in this post triggered apparent censorship? You be the judge:
THE ONGOING EXTRRAJUDICIAL TARGETING AND PUNISHMENT NETWORK SPAWNED OR EXPANDED UNDER BUSH-CHENEY:
The Untold Story Behind Global Economic Crisis?
TO: ATTY. GEN. ERIC HOLDER, ASST. AG TOM PEREZ (staff please forward); OBAMA CABINET OFFICERS; MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
The Bush Justice Department "torture memos" appear to have been used to provide legal justification for financial sabotage and the microwave radiation weapons torture of U.S. citizens -- "targeted" under the pretext of the "war on terror" as "undesirables" and "dissidents."
Sources say these covert programs were justified by the Bush Justice Department under legal theories that are said to include a suspected "nexus to terrorism" and, according to a source, the legal theory that weapons and/or medical testing and experimentation on U.S. citizens is permissible if subjects are under federal investigation for suspected offenses.
These microwave weapons assaults have continued under the Obama administration, and are facilitated by a nationwide "extrajudicial punishment network" enabled by federal agencies; local police nationwide; and "community gang stalker" citizen vigilantes fronted by government-funded community policing and "anti-terrorism" volunteer organizations.
Operatives of this citizen "army" are said to have infiltrated the U.S. health care system, including hospitals, doctors offices and extended care and nursing homes. Parents of "targeted individuals" are said to have been subject to mistreatment and physical or pspchological abuse.
ATTEMPTED POSTS TO AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY ELICIT 'HELD FOR BLOG OWNER' MESSAGE AND MOST FAIL TO POST.
So I send the following web form message to Jeremy Leaming, web editor at ACS:
I have tried to post comments to your board recently. Each time I receive a message saying, in effect, that first-time posters' comments are held for review. As far as I am aware, most, if not all, of those comments failed to post.
Two problems: I have posted before, and I believe that my attempts to post to the ACS blog are being intercepted by a rogue federal surveillance program that is unconstitutionally monitoring and interfering with my telecommunications in "real-time," using remote computing and "spoofed pages" software.
To thwart this apparent unconstitutional interference, I would like to recommend that you adopt the ACLU system: Post all comments immediately with a note that comments are subject to moderation.
That way, it is not as easy for rogue government surveillance operatives to intercept political speech in an unconstitutional exercise of prior restraint and censorship.
I believe many American citizens, myself included, are subject to an "ideological exclusion" form of censorship that begin under Bush-Cheney and continues to this day.
May I also ask you to please read my article "Gestapo USA" at http://My.NowPublic.com/scrivener,and consider whether the naivete of liberals is enabling a silent coup that already has robbed U.S. citizens of their liberty.
Thank you. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org. My email, like other telecommunications, is subject to interception and outright censorship, so I'd be interested if your reply reaches me.
Vic Livingston, columnist, NowPublic.com/scrivener
Former investigative/business reporter, Fox TV Phila., NY Daily News, Phila. Bulletin, St. Petersburg Times
MORE APPARENT CENSORSHIP OF ATTEMPTED POSTS TO WASHINGTONPOST.COM'S 'THE FIX.'
The commentary I attempted to post a couple of minutes ago to Washingtonpost.com's "The Fix" elicited a "held for blog owner" message -- even though only foul language causes the immediate rejection of posts to that site.
I believe this is blatant, flagrant prior restraint/censorship of political speech on the web by authoritarians in positions of power in our federal government.
Yesterday, I first learned (on this web site) of a Bush-Cheney "doctrine" of "ideological exclusion" -- apparently used to bar political "activists" from abroad from visiting the United States.
Now I am wondering if authoritarians within the bureaucracy are using this doctrine to censor political speech in this country.
HERE ARE THE FIRST FEW SENTENCES OF THE POST THAT GOVERNMENT CENSORS DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE:
COMMUNITY GANG STALKING AND MICROWAVE RADIATION WEAPONS TORTURE GOES ON IN NYC AND OTHER CITIES AND TOWNS NATIONWIDE...
WHAT HAS ANDREW CUOMO DONE TO RESTORE THE RULE OF LAW FOR INNOCENT BUT 'TARGETED' CITIZENS?
Gang stalking, menacing with a motor vehicle, surreptitious home entries, vandalism of property and personal effects, and covert assault with hi-tech microwave radiation weapons have been unconstitutionally decriminalized in the Philadelphia area and throughout the nation under the convenient banner of the "war on terror"...
...as demonstrated by the Bush Justice Department "torture memos," which have been described as a blueprint for a police state.
Bush administration officials renounced the memos just days before the end of their term -- but fact is, the programs and policies that these memos deigned to justify continue under President Obama.
The Bush torture memos, some still secret, appear to have laid the groundwork for a repressive "extrajudicial punishment network" -- in effect, turning local police into secret agents acting on suspicions derived from "intelligence" that may have been supplied with ideological baggage attached.
ACLU: HOW MUCH MORE DO YOU NEED?
Vic Livingston... you're absolutely batfuck insane. Nobody is mirroring or spoofing your connection. Stop flooding the comments with this crap.
You liberals have done more to slaughter free speech than any other group in the world.
Anytime a conservative speaks his/her mind, we are met with a barrage of pointless and meaningless newspeak buzzwords like "bigot" and "racist".
You liberals sided with the soviets all those years ago because you prefer a left-wing dictatorship to a right-wing democracy.
You have a peculiar way of trying to discredit a factual accounting of incidents that, when taken together, paint an (apparent) picture of rogue surveillance operatives gone wild.
I'd call your response "lame psy ops," but that would be too kind.
Does no one check your work?
ONCE AGAIN, AN ATTEMPTED POLITICAL POST TO WASHINGTONPOST.COM'S "44" BLOG ELICITS 'HELD FOR BLOG OWNER' MESSAGE -- WHEN WA-PO ONLY HOLD POSTS THAT USE FOUL LANGUAGE
The blatant prior restraint and censorship abated somewhat shortly after I began "keeping block" on apparent unconstitutional and selectively imposed censorship and/or prior restraint of my internet political speech.
But, as the above entries attest, the flagrant violations of my constitutional rights again are happening on a daily basis.
Apparently, these rogue operatives think they can function as The Washington Post's political blog editor.
I have a message for them: This is the United States of America, and not Nazi Germany.
Here is the latest affront to civil liberties (just the first few paragraphs):
• Ongoing programs of extrajudicial targeting and punishment: a root cause of the mortgage meltdown that triggered global financial crisis
Janet Napolitano, Dennis Blair: Do you countenance these actions?
Those with access to Obama administration officials who would like to help fight for the restoration of free speech in America:
Please forward the URL link to these comments to administration officials.
Aeromax: You get last month's check from the Gov't fusion center yet? Mine was short. I censored 2,643 of Vic's emails last month, only about 12% of his daily total but I only got paid $500. I thought it was a buck a piece?
(Vic, not everyone who calls it like it is is paid to do so)
THIS TIME, SUGGESTED POTUS PRESS CONFERENCE QUESTIONS TO WASHINGTONPOST.COM 'THE FIX' ELICITED THE 'HELD FOR BLOG OWNER' MESSAGE...
WHEN WA-PO DOES NOT 'HOLD' COMMENTS UNLESS FOUL LANGUAGE IS DETECTED.
This apparent government fusion center censorship is again becoming more brazen and cannot be rationalized or countenanced.
Here is today's apparently censored post:
QUESTIONS THAT POTUS MUST ANSWSER...
...IF THE PRESS CORPS WILL DARE TO ASK.
1. Seymour Hersh has revealed that Vice Prsident Cheney ran an "executive assassination ring" out of the White House -- and that intelligence agencies continue to be involved in "domestic operations" against American citizens.
What does your administration know about this? Do any of these activities continue under your administration? Have you ordered an inquiry, or a halt to such operations?
2. On a related matter, official sources, including the Justice Deprtment, have confirmed that silent, potentially deadly microwave radiation weapons, also known as "directed energy weapons," have been or are being widely deployed to military, intel, and law enforcement personnel nationwide.
It also has been reported that the Bush Justice Department approved the "use" of such weapons on persons deemed by authorities to be "dissidents," "social undesirables" or "mental defectives."
What does your administration know about the proliferation and use of such weapons?
Should silent radiation weapons be permitted at all, given the fact that they leave no traditional forensic evidence and thus allow for the commission of the "perfect crime" -- the undetectable application of deadly force?
Have you ordered a halt to the use and deployment of such weapons, pending a review by your administration of their continued use and proliferation?
3. Reports also have surfaced about a coordinated array of so-called "multi-agency action programs" sold as tools to combat the financing of terrorism...
...but which allegedly have been used to destroy the livelihoods against American citizens who have been "targeted" by federal agencies.
Has your administration looked into possible misuse of such anti-terrorism programs -- whether these programs have contributed to the mortgage meltdown and the broader financial crisis?
Will you end programs that deny their "targets" their constitutional rights, such as freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures -- including the surveillance and interception of telecommunications?
Will you order a thorough review of how the called-called "terrorist watch list" is compiled -- and whether persons who are put on their list have been denied their constitutional rights, such as due process rights?
4. There also have been reports in recent weeks that federally-funded community policing and town watch programs have been used to create a nationwide vigilante army of so-called "community gang stalking" squads.
It has been alleged that this civilian force is receiving targeting and surveillance information from federal agencies engaged in so-called "intelligence-based policing..."
...and that some of the targeting may be based on politics or prejudice as opposed to evidence of wrongdoing.
Are you concerned that federal programs have been used to create what some have called a constitutionally-exempt "American Gestapo"?
Have you ordered a halt to federal community policing and anti-terrorism programs that may be denying Americans their constitutional right to due process under the law?
Update: After posting here, the apparent censors allowed this comment to post on Washingtonpost.com's "The Fix" ...
SUGGESTED QUESTIONS FOR POTUS PRESSER GOT THE 'HELD FOR BLOG OWNER' MESSAGE (AGAIN).
COULD THAT BE BECAUSE QUESTION #1 WAS ABOUT THE SEYMOUR HERSH REPORT OF AN 'EXECUTIVE ASSASSINATION RING' ALLEGEDLY RUN OUT OF THE BUSH WHITE HOUSE?
Fix readers, the apparent censorship and/or prior restraint this journalist has experienced is remarkable in its scope, and in its brazen and random application.
I'm really starting to wonder whether the nation is not in the midst of a silent coup.
How else to explain these apparent restrictions on free speech via the interception of telecommunications?
For those who are curious as to what would prompt such censorship, here is a link to the questions, courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union -- apparently, the last bastion of free speech in America:
...but when I tried to post the original comment, above, to The Washington Post's "Political Browser" blog (with a small change: the phrase "Sy Hersh revealed" was changed by me to "Sy Hersh claimed")...
...once again, prior restraint/censorship was imposted and I got the "held for blog owner" message (when Washington Post does NOT "hold" comments unless foul language is detected).
This blatant prior restraint and/or censorship cannot stand. If this is happening to be on a daily basis, thousands of other Americans surely are similarly afflicted.
ACLU, please live up to your mission. The government apparently is using the telecommunications system as a tool of HARASSMENT and psychological control and intimidation, and not just as a surveillance tool. These abuses of power MUST be addressed in a class-action lawsuit.
Mr. Livingston, if I'm reading this right, you'd like the ACLU to initiate a lawsuit on your behalf for damages for, among other things, altering your internet communications, with libel and slander, the result of which caused your professional and financial ruin?
If so, when the jury decides on an award for damages, you'll have to display your potential for earnings and/or that you were gainfully employed in said industry before these injustices were wrongfully committed on your person. Could you perhaps supply, for the review of the readers of this blog, any links of your published work before this all happened? Thank You in advance.
No, you didn't read this right.
There is no discussion whatsoever in this thread about my career or personal finances.
This is about constitutionally protected First and Fourth Amendment rights, the right of free speech and the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizueres (in this case, surveillance and/or interception and manipulation of telecommunications).
Which leads me to question the intent of your post.
As they say, "when you are over the target, you get flak."
NOW "THEY" ARE CENSORING MY PARODY OF "THEM"!
Latest attempted post to Washingtonpost.com's "The Fix" that elicited "held for blog owner" message, even though Wa-Po does NOT "hold posts unless foul language is involved.
Here it is:
Limbaugh is a Broadway boogeyman. It is a sound strategy in NYC.
TO: All intel analysts/agents/operatives [EYES ONLY]
RE: "Target" surveillance/profiling
For cautionary example of what unrepentant dissidents term "lame psy ops," you are directed to recent entries in "comments" section of internet "blog" "articles" and ACLU "free speech" comments linked below.
When analyzing said humint responses to "target" postings, reference this exigent statement of inquiry:
Is this statecraft?
And the apparent blatant CENSORSHIP/prior restraint continues...
An attempt to post a variation of the following commentary to the Washingtonpost.com political blog "44" again elicited the "held for blog owner" message, when Washington Post does not "hold" posts, unless foul language is detected.
That this blatant apparent censorship continues leads me to wonder whether the new administration really knows what is happening "on the ground" among military/security/intel surveillance operations.
Here is a version of the apparently censored post:
'EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK' VICTIMIZES THE INNOCENT BUT 'TARGETED'
• Extrajudicial targeting/punishment violates the U.S. Constitution, and has enabled crimes against humanity. Government intelligence, security, law enforcement and revenue officials are said to be complicit.
Community gang stalking, menacing with a motor vehicle, surreptitious home entries, vandalism of property and personal effects, and covert assault with hi-tech microwave radiation weapons have been unconstitutionally decriminalized in communities throughout the nation under the convenient banner of the "war on terror"...
Many innocent people have been "put on a list" by those who don't like their politics, their social activism, or their ethnic background. Persons slandered as "troublemakers, " "deviates," "mental defectives" or disloyal "dissidents" have been subject to years of persecution at the hands of their neighbors -- just as occurred in Nazi Germany in the years leading up to World War II and Hitler's "Final Solution."
(A former NSA analyst has revealed that journalists nationwide have been subject to 24/7 surveillance, a claim to which this reporter can attest).
A nationwide GPS satellite tracking network has been made available to "community gang stalkers" who hide behind federal- and county-funded volunteer organizations and public safety agencies such as fire departments and police auxiliaries.
These organizations provide taxpayer-funded vehicles and gasoline to local squads of hundreds of vigilante volunteers, who seem to delight in "swarming the target" when signal from a secreted GPS device planted in their vehicles shows up in the so-called "crown of evil" GPS video screen of the stalkers.
Some stalkers cause auto accidents and attempt to provoke confrontations that will draw police attention. The apparent motive: to portray the persecuted as mentally unbalanced.
This vehicle stalking causes a public safety hazard as vigilante squads violate the civil and human rights of their prey -- many, if not most, of whom are upstanding citizens who were wrongly, maliciously targeted.
Victims say the gang stalkers also make surreptitious entry into their homes to vandalize property and personal effects, and to leave tell-tale signs that the privacy of their targets has been violated -- a form of psychological harassment known as "gaslighting" (after the classic Ingrid Bergman movie "Gaslight" in which an evil husband manipulates his wife's environment to make her think she is going crazy).
Every law enforcement agency in the nation is likely to know about the GPS-enabled stalking system and the community gang stalking -- what some insiders call "the torture matrix." The Bush torture memos specifically cited anti-stalking laws as being exempt from enforcement when "terrorism" was suspected.
Portraying the "targets" as mentally unsound also appears to be the goal of what amounts to an American "slow-kill" genocide: The covert assault and torture of these "targeted individuals" with classified, hi-tech microwave radiation weapons and devices referred to by officialdom as supposedly non-lethal "directed energy weapons."
The benign nomenclature notwithstanding, these powerful microwave weapons can stun, cause intense pain, injure, induce illness, and, depending on exposure levels, kill. Victims say the weapons are being used on the "targets" to induce symptoms of mental illness and cognitive impairment -- in a campaign to have them declared mentally ill and thus "neutralized."
These are crimes against humanity, enabled by federal programs and policies that have co-opted and corrupted local law enforcement, which is dependent upon federal funding from the agencies that devised these "programs of personal destruction."
It is time for local authorities to reclaim their autonomy, and their respect for Constitutional rights. There is a new administration in Washington, one that has pledged to uphold the Constitution.
TEAM OBAMA: YOU MUST ACT NOW TO RESTORE CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN AMERICA.
This contagion extends from the D.C. corridors of power to communities and police/public safety departments nationwide -- which get much of their funding, and apparently, marching orders, from federal agencies.
Only executive branch action can quickly restore the rule of law in what has become a repressive, grassroots-based police state.
-- Vic Livingston
Columnist, NowPublic.com/scrivener; former reporter, Phila. Fox 29 News; New York Daily News; Philadelphia Bulletin, St. Petersburg (FL) Times
For more on "Gestapo USA" and the extrajudicial targeting and punishment network:
(Re-posted from Vic Livingston's "Gestapo USA" blog article comments section:)
info4u (not verified)
at 15:23 on March 23rd, 2009
Livingston, I presume you must have been accustomed to your computer and websites working as designed, before our "friends" decided to move into your neighborhood like they did mine.
Here is a fraction of things I have encountered that may go a little beyond what is normal.
I always look for reasonable explanations and give expanded benefit of doubt to everything that happens in "net-tech-world."
In the many years of this stalking crap, I have had posts delayed, posts disappear and then reappear, posts disappear and then view other's posts making suggestive statements about posts that disappear and on and on etc. I assumed most of the "disappeared" were just edited out by mods. I guess they didn't like my attitude.
I have screenshots of highly suggestive or "directed message" captchas that I won't post, because the companies involved may have had nothing to do with it. I have had posts rejected after typing what I know was the correct captcha more than one time. Glitch? Sure, if you say so.
I have had posters put blind links that led to what would be considered subversive or very fringe websites. Some of these could have been "honey pots" for various agencies or concerns. Always a fun surprise.
I have had posters "lead" me to directed messages in sneaky ways. Just another snake in the grass?
I have had posters put links for sites that contained malware that crashed my computer. I have hours of logs of "spelled out" directed cracking attempts from firewall programs. These were not random "hit-and-run" attempts that are common on the internet. I guess somebody really likes me. Gee, I'm flattered.
I have had my computer taken over by "remote computing" and display "directed" images or messages controlled by someone else. This was not random pop-up malware or a virus because I've had many of those and know the difference. Thanks for the puppet show.
I had someone I know, that had physical access to my computer, install a spyware program that sent out everything I did to a remote location. Give them a cookie.
I had an electrical surge on my access line that "fried" my modem during the middle of a clear day, not stormy for hundreds of miles around. I'm sure that could be attributed to my "electric" personality.
You could say that these things might happen to anyone and they could, but the "frequency" (pun intended) of the events prove the case that this is neither ordinary or something to be expected while online.
I have evidence and know these things and much more really happened, but I also know that the "spin doctors" are still trying to hand out "tin foil hat" awards to anyone that would be so bold to even suggest such things are possible, while the tech-savvy yawn and smile.
Complaints of computer tampering are usually not taken seriously, and often are belittled as "ordinary" or user error. I can see that these manipulation efforts, as well as all others by the stalkers are intended to make the victim complain. Complain enough and the victim would be labeled a "crackpot." Score one for the "Brownshirts."
And just to appease the doubtful, these things never happened and I don't know what you're talking about. ;-)
Scrivener (Vic Livingston)
at 17:51 on March 23rd, 2009
As I have said many times before, the "good people on the inside" are pretty computer savvy, too...
And maybe some of them wore black hats until recently, and now have seen the light (or know where today's bread is buttered).
Could you please post this missive to http://blog.aclu.org, "Free speech" section, "internet filters" thread? I believe your post would have a greater impact if the original writer put up the message from his own computer.
Also, could you please post this message to that article about Rachel Maddow on the aclu site? I believe it is posted under "civil liberties" news.
And please remember, info4u: the "good people on the inside" do NOT exist and are a figment of my delusional personality (not).
"No, you didn’t read this right.
There is no discussion whatsoever in this thread about my career or personal finances."
"Secret federal “programs of personal financial destruction” that have used the IRS as an ideological tool of “social cleansing.”"
"Victims, including the journalist who authored the articles linked below, say these painful, debilitating and illness-inducing “directed energy weapon” microwave assaults constitute torture and “slow-kill,” a military descriptive for prolonged assaults that eventually result in death — what could be described as an American genocide.
Victims of these assaults say their family finances are decimated by an array of secret “programs of personal financial destruction” that involve the forced cooperation of private enterprise; surveillance and interception of mail and telecommunications; and the forging of billing, utility, banking and mortgage statements — what they charge is a process of expropriation and theft by deception."
Insane, Inept, Annoying AND Dishonest, is no way to go through life, Mr. Livingston. I've heard of these "stalking" cases, never do they include such silliness as forging documents or "spoofing" web pages. I noticed many of your claims here go like this... "I was censored on a blog"(which states posts are held for moderation!)"because my post didn't get through innediately! I want the PRESIDENT to investigate this violation of my free speech right away!" but it gets better... soon after you'll say... "I went back to the blog later, and my post was there! This proves I am being watched and my comments are filtered! This is intimidation by a government fusion center! I want the ACLU to file a class action lawsuit and I'd be more than willing to let them keep a third of any damages!"
You should seek help, sir, in fact I know the perfect health care professional for you: Dr. Kervorkian.
"Dr. Kervorkian," you say.
Thanks for confirming what all this gang-stalking and radiation weapon attack is really all about: It's a slow-kill genocide orchestrated by ideologues and hate-mongers who actually have the audacity and inhumanity to state in a public forum what you have written above.
I only hope you get what you deserve.
And I only hope that naive liberals wake up to stop this silent holocaust.
So anyone who points out you're a liar and proves it with the evidence of your own words is a "ideologue and hate-monger"?
I'll stay naive, thank you, if enlightenment means living in your perverse existence.
I agree with your comments and beleive you are telling the truth I just wish somebody would do something about it
the first link is being blocked on the nowpublic website.
Correction let me make myself a little clearer I think when the memos are public and you know who it is exactly then it will make more sense.
Then the public servant stalkers can answer to their rediculas actions!
Do you believe that that a "government fusion center" located several miles from this person's house is, as he claims, monitoring all his internet communications, including inserting "spoof" pages, adding typos and misspellings and changing words in his posts, intercepting e-mails to important officials (explaining why they never reply back)and infringing upon his free speech? Did they insert the lies he was telling too?
Amazing waste of resources, I'd say.
And no, the lies come from the disinformation agents (taxpayer-financed) who troll after me with invective like yours.
OPEN LETTER TO DAILYKOS.COM:
Dear Sir or Madam:
My commentary about my first-hand experiences with apparent "fusion center" internet interference and censorship...
... complaints documented with a litany of examples published at ...
...apparently has resulted in my being banned, according to an email from Kos tech "Ed." No specific reason was given, only the suggestion that I write to appeal this seemingly incongruous decision.
I've been a mainstream journalist for more than 30 years. The commentary was labeled as such. It was based solely upon my personal experiences, not upon the word of others.
I cannot fathom how this commentary -- which dovetails with many other accounts of alleged abuses of the government's warrantless surveillance program -- could result in a banishment from posting at DailyKos.
Would you please call this matter to Markos' attention for reconsideration? I would hate to think that DailyKos would succumb to the pressure of would-be censors.
I have reason to believe that such pressure was brought to bear in this case -- perhaps by way of paid disinformation agents who double as DailyKos "regulars."
One of them actually threatened an action against my thread in a post to my latest article.
To quote from "liberalis," the author of the most recent post in the thread (4/9/09 @ 9:52:05 AM PDT):
"Nice little 'thread' ya got here. It'd be a shame if something 'happened' to it."
I value your web site and do hope I can continue to contribute, and feel good about, DailyKos.com. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
ACLU blog readers:
I have heard about so-called "fake alternative media sites" that actually serve as lures for over-reaching government agents hunting for new prey. I didn't think DailyKos was one of them. Now, I'm wondering....
ONCE AGAIN, AN ATTEMPTED POST TO WASHINGTONPOST.COM'S '44' BLOG ELICITS THE 'HELD FOR BLOG OWNER' MESSAGE...
...EVEN THOUGH WA-PO DOES NOT 'HOLD' POSTS UNLESS FOUL LANGUAGE IS DETECTED.
The overt censorship had subsided somewhat in the past two weeks. Now it's back.
Could it have anything to do with the CONTENT of these two items?
DID FED 'TORTURE MATRIX' HIT HILLARY '08 RALLY?
GOV'T FUSION CENTER SPYING: PRETEXT TO HARASS AND CENSOR?
IF LINKS ARE CORRUPTED:
AND IF THAT LINK IS CORRUPTED:
This morning, a commentator posted a warning to the first story: "Nice little thread ya got here; It'd be a shame if something 'happened' to it."
Awhile later, all the links required to post articles or comments went dead on my DailyKos pages.
I inquired by email and received a reply from "Ed," supposedly with Kos, that I was "banned."
My articles are still up on the site -- the last time I checked.
Welcome to 1984.
Here's an open letter to Markos of DailyKos:
ACLU blog readers, I have heard about so-called "fake alternative media sites" that actually serve as lures for over-reaching government agents hunting for new prey. I didn't think DailyKos was one of them. Now, I'm wondering....
The warning about something "happening" to my DailyKos "thread" was in reference to the story about Fusion Centers, not the one about the Hillary '08 rally and directed energy weapons.
Quite a waste of resources and money, agreed.
I keep trying to post this, but it doesn't get posted. So, am I not being posted due to content, or am I being hack at Salem Cyber Space?
# Mary Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
April 8th, 2009 at 12:24 pm
These are the words spoken to me by R.Doherty, an informant working for the Salem police:
# That the Salem Police were one of the most corrupt forces he had ever worked for in Massachusetts.
# That he was working for his ex-brother-in-law, Bill, an attorney who contracted with the District Attorney’s office.(the DA’s office claim that they don’t know who he is)
# That the head of Salem detectives, was protecting him, and that
they knew each other from school.
# That the the head of narcotics was going to have drugs planted in my house, and arrest me for them.
# That he was in the Army with another man M. Provo, (who lives in the local area, and that their field was chemical weapons.
# That there were five-thousand of them, and three-hundred of me, metaphorically speaking, and that I should give it up.
# That I was a fighter, and that I should fight back.
# That I should change my will.(when I tried, my brother had a seizure, causing a heart attack, which caused a double stroke; he died.
# That I should barricade my door at night like he did.
# That I should get a gun, and that he had a Raven which he kept next to him while he slept.
# That I shouldn’t eat anything that didn’t come out of a can or box for safety reasons.
# That he was going to get a smart lawyer to sell my trailer, and that I wouldn’t be able to do anything about it.
# He asked if I used drugs, and then told me I should smoke pot.
# He said that he had his father had been arrested arrested for selling marijuana, and that many of his father’s clients were police officers.
# That I should eat a lot of apples for my constipation.(which was being caused by arsenical pesticides)
# That I should commit a small crime and get arrested so that I could get a lawyer.
# He said that he had taken lawyers down, put them behind bars, and he was scared because they were due for parole and would be looking for him.
into my room as I slept via the heating baseboard system, and the plumbing system. In February of 2006, the Poison Control Center told me that my symptoms were consistent with arsenic poisoning, and could create a heart attack, or stroke. The irony of that was that I had just heard a M. Lyons who lived down the hall from me, and who tried twice with the manger’s help, to poison my dog, outside my door talking to D. Covino, my next door neighbor, who I caught coming out of the utility room next to me, and saying, “yeah that could cause a heart attack or a stroke”.
A lot of people are dying of natural causes that aren’t natural.
So if the government has all these people monitoring and limiting your internet communications, why are all your posts appearing here? And what about all those entries at the NowPublic place? Going to be hard to make a case that blog replies that clearly say "held for moderation by blog owner"? are evidence of a "government fusion center" infringing on your rights!
I can't speak for them, but it seems to me the ACLU probably has better things to do than take up the groundless cases of nutjobs.
Well for nearly four years, my attempts to post here were often unsuccessful. And NowPublic has a tiny fraction of the readers of DailyKos -- from which I was suddenly banned after republishing my NowPublic articles there -- especially the piece entitled "Bush DOJ Memos Used as Cover for Domestic Torture."
So the answer to your question confirms the increasingly brazen censorship of what appears to be a fascist police state that is inflicting extrajudicial punishment on millions of "targeted" persons who are being denied their constitutional rights.
And YOU sound like one of the fascists.
ONCE AGAIN, MY ATTEMPT TO POST A COMMENTARY TO THE WASHINGTON POST'S 'THE FIX' POLITICAL BLOG ELICITED THE 'HELD FOR BLOG OWNER' MESSAGE...
WHEN, IN FACT, WA-PO DOES NOT 'HOLD' BLOG POSTS UNLESS FOUL LANGUAGE IS USED.
Here are the first few paragraphs of today's censored post:
PRESIDENT OBAMA CANNOT FIX THE ECONOMY UNTIL HE DISMANTLES A ROOT CAUSE...
THE BUSH-CHENEY LEGACY 'EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK'
TO: President Obama, White House staff (c/o Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod)
First things first. You must first restore civil and human rights in
America before your economic prescriptions will result in a cure. You must immediately join with GOP defenders of the Constitution to
dismantle the nationwide extrajudicial punishment network...
...authoritarian bureaucrats and security/intel officers and their
nationwide network of "organized community gang stalkers" -- citizen
vigilantes fronted by federally-funded volunteer programs.
And here is my response, which did post to the blog (nobody said these apparent censors are consistent in their logic):
DO YOUR COMMENTS TO POLITICAL BLOGS SUCH AS 'THE FIX' SOMETIMES FAIL TO POST...
ELICITING A 'HELD FOR BLOG OWNER' MESSAGE?
IT COULD BE GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP AT WORK.
Once again today, my attempts to post comments to this board have elicited the "held for blog owner" message -- although The Washington Post does not "hold" posts unless its software detects foul language.
Invariably, the content of my comments seems to be the determining factor. Today, I wrote a comment voicing the opinion that the economic crisis cannot be solved until Team Obama dismantles the "extrajudicial punishment network"...
...a series of secret federal "programs of personal destruction" coupled with a nationwide network of local "community gang stalkers" who violate the civil and human rights of so-called "targeted individuals."
These "targets" may number in the millions. They have been charged with no crime. But they remain under seemingly endless investigation, and claim to be subject to harassment and even physical abuse.
I am posting my apparently censored comments to the following link at ACLU's "Blog of Rights", where I have memorialized a litany of apparent infringements:
This censorship appears to be emanating from the Department of Homeland Security- administered "fusion center" near my home:
If my rights to freedom of speech and unreasonable search and seizure of my telecommunications can be violated on a daily basis, so can YOURS.
I believe my experiences indicate that freedom of speech, especially political speech, is dying in America -- and that we are being transformed, slowly and insidiously, into a fascist police state.
As someone who has worked in the mainstream media for more than three decades, I must say that our journalistic gatekeepers are asleep at the switch. I will continue to raise a warning in this space -- that is, unless the authoritarians who apparently are censoring political speech in America shut me down.
Team Obama, please wake up. This state of affairs is an much a threat to your agenda as it is to any single individual's constitutional rights.
NOTE: Another apparent devious trick is for the surveillance censors to insert typos, misspellings and other errors into political posts -- an apparent attempt to make the "target" look sloppy or ill-educated.
This apparently is accomplished by real-time internet connection monitoring and mirroring, by way of remote computing software that allows the censors to "hijack" the functions of a "target" computer.
Bottom line: This isn't just censorship, which is bad enough. This appears to be a "harassment protocol" -- the use of the telecommunications system as a means to harass and intimidate "targeted" persons -- a form of psychological torture.
COMMENT TO FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA ELICITS 'HELD FOR BLOG OWNER' MESSAGE AFTER ATTEMPTED POST TO WASHINGTONPOST.COM '44' POLITICAL BLOG
• Even though Wa-Po does NOT "hold" political posts unless foul language is detected
So, as promised, I post the apparently censored comment here. (White House staff, please forward to the First Lady; my important email does not seem to get through.)
PERSONAL TO: Mrs. Michelle Obama (FLOTUS staff, please forward)
DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties? Is it functional, or dormant?
I've written extensively about how DHS-funded volunteer organizations apparently have been used as a front for the extrajudicial targeting and punishment of "innocent but targeted" American citizens -- under the apparent direction of secretive DHS agents and allied "multi-agency coordinated action" units within military and intelligence agencies.
Victims of so-called "organized community gang-stalking" have alleged that these forces are using widely deployed, silent microwave radiation "directed energy weapons" to torture and slowly degrade the health of "targeted individuals."
My requests to federal and local officials for an investigation have fallen on deaf ears. One official told me that they see "nothing to investigate."
That's probably true -- because it appears that federal and local officials KNOW ALL ABOUT THIS, and let it happen.
If the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is supposed to protect the public interest, I must report to you as an affected citizen and a longtime journalist that the office does not appear to be living up to its mission.
Since your visit was warmly received, perhaps you could pass this message on to Janet Napolitano, along with these links:
Thank you, Mrs. Obama. If you'd like to discuss this with the President, the victims of this silent social (and physical) genocide would appreciate it.
POSTED TO THE WASHINGTON POST '44" POLITICAL BLOG, APRIL 14th, 2009:
PERSONAL TO DAVID F. HEYMAN, assistant secretary of policy (designate), Dept. of Homeland Security
Congratulations on your appointment. I wrote a note to Mrs. Obama today on the occasion of her visit to DHS. The note elicited a "held for blog owner" message, although The Washington Post does NOT "hold" posts unless foul language is detected.
So I rewrote the note, informing Mrs. Obama's staff that the unexpurgated version could be found under the "free speech" thread of blog.aclu.org.
This time, the post went through. Because it is relevant to your new assignment, I wanted you to see it. But once again, my post here elicited a "held for blog owner" message.
I believe this message emanated from a DHS fusion center, not from The Washington Post.
So now more than ever, I believe you should read what I wrote to Mrs. Obama. Could you please direct your staff to the following link, provided by ACLU:
Thank you, Mr. Heyman. Hopefully, your staff and/or colleagues will see this message and call it to your attention. I would email you directly, but my telecommunications don't seem to be very reliable these days; perhaps it's a sign of the times.
IT IS APRIL 15TH -- APPARENTLY, THE DAY THE ORDER WENT OUT AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR FUSION CENTERS TO STOP CENSORING THE INTERNET...
...OR, JUDGING FROM MY INTERNET EXPERIENCE TODAY, AT LEAST NOT AS BLATANTLY.
I will continue to report on apparent censorship and malicious interference with my telecommunications in this space -- because, despite this statement from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano...
“We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not – nor will we ever – monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources."
...MALICIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH MY TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONTINUES -- ALBEIT AT A MUCH REDUCED LEVEL.
One piece of evidence: Each time I click to submit a politically-oriented comment, the taskbar of my browser (Firefox) suddenly halts, and the word "STOPPED" appears. Then, a split-second later, the activity resumes in the task bar -- an indication to me that my internet computing CONTINUES TO BE SUBJECT TO EXTERNAL CONTROL AND MANIPULATION.
The internet functions of my computer also continue to be delayed, as if on a time delay that allows a third party monitor to alter my input at will.
So when Secretary Napolitano says (significantly, in present and future tense)...
"...we do not – nor will we ever – monitor ideology or political beliefs."
...I must say that I believe that statement is incorrect. (Let me also add that there is no justifiable cause for any of my telecommunications to be subject to surveillance; this has been going for for at least five years.)
And, Secetary Napolitano, I would be more than willing to testify to that effect before Congress -- because it appears that the task bar goes to "STOPPED" in the manner described above ONLY when I attempt to post a politically-oriented comment to an internet blog page.
(Also, please note: I no longer am able to post to BroadcastingandCable.com -- where I had written many posts in support of a delay in the date for the transition to digital television -- posts which generated derisive responses that may have been the work of paid agents on assignment from those who oppose such a delay for economic or political reasons.)
This apparent warrantless fusion center surveillance -- which, in my case, involves MALICIOUS AND SADISTIC TAMPERING with my use of the internet -- is not only a violation of my constitutional rights, but constitutes HARASSMENT, a "color of law" violation.
So while I would have hoped that Ms. Napolitano's statement would have put an end to unlawful and unconstitutional activity that appears to be emanating from a DHS-administered fusion center, it appears that is NOT the case.
I do hope this missive comes to the personal attention of Ms. Napolitano, whom I personally admire -- and with whom I would like to meet in person to elaborate on this, and related issues, such as my continued victimization by "community gang stalkers," many of whom appear to be affiliated with DHS-funded community policing and volunteer organizations (notably, Citizen Corps of Bucks County, PA as well as other DHS-funded organizations such as local public safety units).
A special thanks to the many "good people on the inside" whom I believe are working tirelessly, and at personal risk, to right these egregious wrongs.
I must add that the unconstitutional behavior that I believe can be ascribed to fusion center personnel is the LEAST offensive aspect of the five years of abuse that has contributed to the destruction of my career, and the degradation of my health.
"I must add that the unconstitutional behavior that I believe can be ascribed to fusion center personnel is the LEAST offensive aspect of the five years of abuse that has contributed to the destruction of my career, and the degradation of my health."
Good God, I'd hate to see the mess you've made out of whatever forums there are that deal with those issues, you've taken trolling to world class levels here!
Coming from a less-than-world-class disinformation troll, I accept your comment as a badge of honor.
I THOUGHT THE APPARENT BLATANT CENSORSHIP WAS OVER. I WAS WRONG.
This morning, two attempts to post comments to The Washington Post's "The Fix" political blog elicited the now-familiar "held for blog owner" message.
I believe this interception was the work of a regional fusion center in Newtown, PA. I also believe my recent articles have prompted a government agency or agencies to attempt to silence my political speech.
I am publishing the apparently censored posts here, along with a third post explaining the apparent censorship -- which WAS allowed to go through:
"Targeted" journalist's conclusions, based on personal experience...
THE BUSH-CHENEY LEGACY 'EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK'
USES TORTURE AS A MECHANISM OF RECRIMINATION AND CONTROL -- NOT NECESSARILY JUST TO EXTRACT INFORMATION.
THIS PUNISHMENT AND CONTROL "TORTURE MATRIX' EXTENDS INTO EVERY COMMUNITY IN THE U.S. AND IT CONTINUES UNDER OBAMA -- PERHAPS, WITHOUT THE PRESIDENT'S DIRECT KNOWLEDGE.
• Bush Torture Memos OK'ed Radiation Weapon Use -- On Americans, Too
• 'Gestapo USA' -- Government-Funded Vigilante Network Terrorizes America
• Government 'Fusion Center' Spying: Pretext to Harass and Censor?
OR (if links are corrupted/ disabled):
(After the above comment failed to post, I tried to post the message below. It also elicited the "held for blog owner" message:)
DHS SECRETARY NAPOLITANO:
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR FUSION CENTERS ARE REALLY DOING...
...USING TELECOMMUNICATIONS TO HARASS AND CENSOR?
Can't seem to access, or post to, certain web sites -- especially, political sites?
Do cookie "blocks" show up in your "preferences" list, even though you didn't request a block, thus preventing you from access?
Are the functions of your computer "hijacked" by third-party remote computing software? Are you blocked from making posts to certain web sites -- seemingly based on the content of your post, receiving messages like "you must be logged on to leave a comment" when the screen shows you've already logged on?
When you post, do typos, spelling errors and other anomalies appear in your comments -- even though you carefully proofread the submission?
You could be the unwitting victim of government "fusion centers" that apparently are using internet "filtering" and real-time remote computing surveillance to censor and maliciously tamper with the telecommunications of American citizens.
Please see this running account of an apparently "targeted" journalist and his quest to exercise his First Amendment right of free speech, and his Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures of telecommunications.
Then demand that American Civil Liberties Union renew its fight against warrantless government spying by filing a class-action suit against unconstitutional interference with personal and business telecommunications.
Recently, while reading the ACLU blog, this reporter learned of the Bush-Cheney "doctrine" of "ideological exclusion" -- apparently used to bar political "activists" from abroad from visiting the United States.
Could authoritarian bureaucrats be using this doctrine as a justification to censor political speech in this country?
If you suspect the answer is "yes," please add your account to the free speech thread cited above!
(After the two posts above failed to go through, I wrote this explanation, which the apparent censors DID allow to post to The Washington Post political blog:)
MORE APPARENT CENSORSHIP OF POLITICAL BLOG POSTS TO 'THE FIX' -- APPARENTLY NOT BY WA-PO
Both of my submissions this morning have elicited the "held for blog owner" message, although The Washington Post does not "hold" posts unless foul language is detected.
Regular readers here may know that I have written extensively about the Bush-Cheney era "extrajudicial punishment network" and its local control apparatus, nationwide squads of "community gang stalkers" who appear to be fronted by federally-funded community policing and public safety oriented volunteer organizations.
It appears that certain agencies of government are using the regional Department of Homeland Security- administered surveillance "fusion center" in my area (Bucks County, PA) to silence me. This, I believe, is a gross violation of my constitutionally-guaranteed rights.
The American Civil Liberties Union has provided me with a means to catalog these affronts to my constitutional rights. I am publishing the apparently censored posts at the following link (assuming my censors do not interfere with that posting as well):
Perhaps THIS recent article explains why my original posts today apparently have been censored:
STILL MORE APPARENT BLATANT FUSION CENTER CENSORSHIP
This short item got the "held for blog owner" message despite the fact the The Washington Post political blogs do NOT "hold" posts based on content, unless foul language is used.
Government censors apparently think they have the right as the "sovereign" to decide which posts are suitable for publication. This is not supposed to happen in a society whose law protect the rights of free speech and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. This is the face of fascism in America, "hiding in plain sight."
Apparently censored item:
* Terroristic vigilante community gang stalking fronted by federally-funded community policing and public safety programs;, surreptitious home entry, police-tolerated vandalism;
the world is changing in so many ways, so fast, I guess one of them might be the meaning of the term "badge of honor".
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