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May 29, 2013

Fusion Centers and IBM’s SmarterCity – Big Blue Monopoly

OK-SAFE, Inc. – From Part 5 in a series on Fusion Centers by independent researcher Vicky Davis of Channeling Reality.

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Fusion Centers – Part 5

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A major step in the march to fascism begins in 1988 with legislation sponsored by then Senator Al Gore to fund the building of a high speed, nationwide “data superhighway” that would allow corporations and researchers at the universities and national laboratories to collaborate in research, product and systems development.  While it might have sounded like a good idea at the time, it was the beginning of the socialization of business costs and the privatization of profits from those public expenditures.   It also set the stage for the corporate takeover of government.   

 

New York Times, December 28, 1988, Sharing the Supercomputers

 

“Officials at the National Science Foundation envision computerized ”collabatories” in which scientists using computer work stations could directly view and control the output of complex machines, such as particle accelerators, wind tunnels, telescopes and nuclear reactors, even though they were thousands of miles from the actual apparatus.”

 

”The infrastructure we will need in the 21st century goes beyond traditional public works projects,” Senator Gore said. ”I envision a national computer network linking academic researchers and industry, using the nation’s vast data banks as the raw material for increasing industrial productivity and creating new products.”

 

”It’s possible that if we simply let a completely self-motivated marketplace develop our data communications infrastructure for the future it will be either inferior to what is being developed in Japan or Europe or owned by companies in Japan and Europe,” said Russell Neuman, a political
scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.

 

 Read rest of Vicky Davis article here.

 

 

December 20, 2010

OK-SAFE was right – the government is Monitoring America

The case OK-SAFE has been building and advancing for three years has finally made it to the mainstream media – the government is monitoring the American people.

State and Federal Representatives have steadfastly scoffed at the idea.

A Washington Post article entitled Monitoring America offers a window into the deceptive nature of our government.  

Excerpt:

“Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators.

The system, by far the largest and most technologically sophisticated in the nation’s history, collects, stores and analyzes information about thousands of U.S. citizens and residents, many of whom have not been accused of any wrongdoing.

The government’s goal is to have every state and local law enforcement agency in the country feed information to Washington to buttress the work of the FBI, which is in charge of terrorism investigations in the United States.”

Although the move toward integration of the entire justice system started years ago,  fusion centers – doing away with barriers to information-sharing between the federal, state, local, and tribal levels – are  greasing the wheels.  More than 72 of the data-hubs exist in the U.S. and countless others are in operation globally.  And they’re networked together.

Included in this global data collection network is SARS (Suspicious Activity Reporting System); the Eyes and Ears programs; and the “If You See Something, Say Something” effort advocated by the DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.

On the state level, one incident reporting (think snitch) system includes Oklahoma’s SIBRS, the Statewide Incident Based Reporting System, the state’s version of NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System.)

State incidents – both criminal and non-criminal – are instantly shared with the FBI, upon request.  

Associations advancing the global integration of justice systems, law enforcement, and the private sector include the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police), IALEIA (International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts), and InfraGard, (partnership between the FBI and the private sector).

Minimize Interaction with Law Enforcement

Sadly, it is evident that law enforcement has changed dramatically since 9/11.  Today, the greatest threat to personal liberty and real security is the government and its’ militarized local law enforcement agencies.

Assuming that you, like most folks, are a law-abiding citizen, to the best of your ability minimize your interaction with any law enforcement entity.   Don’t be a snitch. Neighbors should not report neighbors except in the most extreme cases; if you must report something use common sense, i.e. report the Muslim extremist carrying a rocket launcher on his shoulder, or the TSA agent touching your private parts, not your neighbors displaying the pro-life decals or third-party candidates bumper stickers.

Address personal family issues within the family, or within your church; only seek another non-profit entity or a public agency as a last resort.

Scripture provides us with wisdom in dealing with each other – Matthew 18:15-17 reads:

15 “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private ; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED. 17 “If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”

Government and law enforcement have changed dramatically…and not for the better.  Be wise about your activities and protect yourself as best you can.

November 11, 2009

OK-SAFE Action Forums – Tulsa/OKC

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 3:21 pm

Save these Dates –

OK-SAFE, Inc. Action Forum meeting are held twice monthly -on the 1st Thursday of the month in Tulsa, OK and on the 2nd Thursday of the month in Oklahoma City, OK.

November 2009 Action Forum dates:

I) November 5th, 2009 – Tulsa Action Forum – concluded.

II) November 12th, 2009 – OKC Action Forum:

Location: The Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvania Ave., The Village, OK (north OKC area)

Time: 6:45pm-8:15pm

Subject: PPT entitled Fusion Centers or I Spy for the Intelligence Enterprise; plus discussion on the real agenda behond the proposal to ban texting while driving.

December 2009 Action Forum dates:

I) December 3rd, 2009 – Tulsa Action Forum, Hardesty Regional Library, 93rd & S. Memorial Rd., Tulsa, OK  6:45pm – 8:15 pm.

II) December 10th, 2009 – OKC Action Forum, The Village Libary, 10307 N. Pennsylvania Ave., The Village, OK 6:45pm – 8:15 pm.

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend these informative, action oriented meetings.

Reminder – The OK 2010 Legislative Session begins Monday, Februrary 1, 2009 – Be ready to lobby for legislation that works to restore constitutionally limited government and which upholds state’s rights.

Read and become familiar with Fusion Centers and the concepts behind them which radically changed the purpose of law enforcement and which foster the growth of the federal government.  See the OK-SAFE website for details.

Read the booklet Understanding Sustainable Development by Freedom Advocates.  Link posted on the OK-SAFE website.

September 3, 2009

Gov’t blocking open records requests?

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , — oksafeinc @ 3:12 am
This is a perfect example of the problem with MOUs (Memorandum of Understanding) and other information sharing agreements public (government) agencies have with other public (government) agencies and with the private sector – a shut-off of open record requests and an end to transparency in government.
 
The quote below from a ‘liberal’ new site is interesting due to the response to an open records request to the Colorado Fusion Center:
[Source: http://centerforinvestigativereporting.org/articles/arethingsanydifferentindenver]
 
The Center for Investigative Reporting sought to examine documents from fusion centers in both Denver and St. Paul to better understand what roles they played in the security preparations for last year’s Democratic and Republican national conventions. But authorities in Colorado refused a public-records request sent by CIR.

The Colorado Information Analysis Center is run by the state’s Department of Public Safety. In a response letter, Spokesman Lance Clem said that releasing the records would be contrary to the public interest and “not only would compromise [the] security and investigative practices of numerous law enforcement agencies but would also violate confidentiality agreements that have been made with private partner organizations and federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.”
[Highlights, bolding and underlines added.]
 
This should be a warning about efforts to change the open records laws.  The more access the government gets to outside data/databases, the increased likelihood of legislation to block disclosure of it’s (the governments) activities, due to the private sector’s “proprietary information.”
 
This lack of transparency should be another argument against increasing public/private partnerships and the expansion of MOUs (and more Non-Disclosure Agreements) under which public functions operate.
 
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