H.R. 3523: CISPA Worse Than SOPA?

April 5, 2012 in General

Is this yet another manifestation of the growing Government-Corporate complex? To quote an article posted on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website:

Too much online freedom?

CISPA Worse Than SOPA?

H.R. 3523, also known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, would let companies spy on users and share private information with the federal government and other companies with near-total immunity from civil and criminal liability. It effectively creates a “cybersecurity” exemption to all existing laws.

On the surface, this bill has the look of something more nefarious than the ill-fated SOPA. If a company can make the claim that information collected from internet users is in the interest of “cybersecurity”; there are virtually no restrictions on what can be collected and how it can be used. Simply stated, your comrades such as AT&T, Facebook, Google, or Twitter could intercept your emails and text messages. These companies could then forward copies to one another and to the government, wherein potentially modifying those communications or preventing them from reaching their destination if it fits into their plan to stop “cybersecurity threats.”

What could constitute “cyber-security” is as broad as it is nebulous. According to the above-referenced article, a company could sensor any speech that it believes could “degrade the network”. In my view, the network has already been substantially degraded!

H.R. 3523 indicates specifically that the act of cybersecurity can include the protection against the “theft or misappropriation of private or government information” including “intellectual property.”

The long and short of it is Congress believes that companies should have the right to monitor our communications throughout the vast galaxies of cyber-space and copy and share those communications if a perceived cyber-threat is detected. If H.R. 3523 is passed, our freedoms and free speech will be further constricted in the name of stopping the misuse of corporate or government information and the thievery of intellectual property. I, for one, stand against the stealing of intellectual property, but ultimately that is not what this bill appears to be about.

Government and large corporations have become partners; working hand in hand to bring a pseudo Martial Law to the flyways of Cyberspace as the free world slowly but steadily morphs into a new world order and one world system.

Are you fully prepared?


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Chobani: Not Just Greek Yogurt

February 24, 2012 in Characters

The following is a blog written through one of the characters from my book The Wayfarers | Jacob’s Trouble, which is the final part of the Wayfarers fiction trilogy. If you’d like to find out more about this character, be sure to read the book or Kindle download. Most importantly, read the entire trilogy! – God bless you, Jim Yackel.


The world is mine. What I say is so, because I am the leader you have waited for! I bring peace and prosperity, and a new world vision. We are one, people – I said we are one!

Repeat after me: WE – ARE – ONE!

The Wayfarers | Jacob's Trouble by author Jim Yackel

The Wayfarers | Jacob's Trouble by author Jim Yackel

Christian bigotry will not be tolerated and the Bible is outlawed. Beyond that, there will be no more religious intolerance because you all worship the same spirit of the same god. You might call him Allah but that is not quite right. You might call him Buddha but that isn’t accurate…

…But whatever you do, do not mention the name Jesus in my presence or you will meet the death kiss of my wrath! And true, we are one world, but I had better not hear of any FM stations playing that insipid former MTV staple We Are the World. That song is worse than the drivel that was played on K-LOVE before I had that “positive and encouraging” rubbish taken off the air!

I am suave, sophisticated, devilishly handsome and possessed of acute intelligence. I am an economic mastermind and a peacemaker extraordinaire. I have all the answers to the world’s problems because simply put, I am the answer! Ah, pardon my sarcasm, but do those statements smack of a lack of humility?

America is no longer a superpower but instead a part of the North American Union; which is one of my 10 kingdoms. Yes, the world is now a better place because we are one, WE – ARE – ONE!

Now that those Jesus freaks were taken away by our friends from a distant planet, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude, we can be one government, one religion, one economy, and one world united in peace!

Repeat after me, WE – ARE – ONE!

This is far too easy. I have the world in the palm of my hand and when I say jump you all ask “how high?” And it seems like the citizens of the erstwhile U.S.A. are the most Pavlovian of all you dogs!

My name is Dante Chobani, and I am the king of the world.


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ACTA, SOPA, PIPA – a Cyber-Lockdown

January 29, 2012 in General

This writer has blogged at length in regards to SOPA, less so about the similar legislation known as PIPA, and now for the first time, the newest attempt to reign-in counterfeiting known as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA.

ACTA - a cyber lockdown

ACTA - a cyber lockdown

The list of signatories of this legislation reads like a one world kumbaya: the U.S., the European Union and twenty-two of its member states, Canada, Australia, Morocco, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, and Singapore. “Purilateral” will become a commonly-used New World Order buzzword, and ACTA is a plurilateral agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement.

President Obama and eight negotiating partners signed the agreement on October 1, 2011. The White House in sinister fashion circumvented the necessity to have ACTA confirmed by lawmakers; doing so by presenting it an as “executive agreement,” although legal scholars have taken note of ┬áthe glaringly dubious nature of this characterization.

“Dubious” indeed!

ACTA is SOPA and PIPA on steroids; granting copyright holders direct powers to demand that ISPs remove alleged copyright-infringing material from the internet merely on a whim. Under pre-ACTA conditions, internet service providers were only forced to remove content after a court order. Now, all legal oversight will be abolished, creating a precedent applicable worldwide. With legal oversight being eliminated, the potential for abuse will likely be greater than that which would have been suffered through PIPA or SOPA.

The internet has made the acquisition of most music free via MP3, crippling the music industry and damaging profitability for songwriters and recording artists. Music listeners merely need to paste the URL of a music video into any one of a number of “convert youtube videos to MP3″ style websites and the soundtrack can be downloaded for free, which is stealing and not “sharing” – the feel-good phrase that is used to rationalize online piracy. This piracy is one of a number of crimes that ACTA, PIPA, and SOPA were created to eliminate, and that appears good on the surface…

…But ACTA would bring an end to the internet as we know it. It would put de facto control of the World Wide Web into the hands of two powerful Washington D.C. lobbying groups: the music and the movie industries. Governments around the world would cede to the wishes of these billion dollar golden calves, and it is likely that not only would piracy be eliminated but likewise a great deal of online shopping and research. And with global enforcement, the far-fetched notion that Big Brother can’t hear what goes on in your home – let along over your phone – would no longer be fiction but faction.

Sovereign nations must be brought down to bring about the coming One World System. It seems now that a free-flowing internet may have to be chained and restrained as well.

Keep watching at the wall!


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Pawns, Rooks, Fishops, and Bishops

January 25, 2012 in General

The people – or the “sheeple” as they are referred to by talk radio personality Michael Savage and various bloggers – are hanging on to a feel-good false hope of an America recovered from traumatic economic injury and a born-again job market. They are planning on their homes gaining value and a suddenly-revitalized real estate market that will allow those houses to be sold at a tidy profit. In their exuberance they impatiently wait for the November 2012 election so the Chicago Marxist cum messiah can be unceremoniously removed from the Office of the Presidency and a Republican will sweep in, clean house, and restore order…just like the Congressional Republicans did in 2010; remember?

Chess pieces diagrammed for battle

Chess pieces diagrammed for battle

Those who think like this writer are held in judgement by the sheeple. We are considered to be on the fringe and not fully focused on reality. We have too much spare time on our hands and should have a second vocation to use up the hours that we spend writing about a world and an America that has seen its best days. “Things are gonna turn around – they always do! Things are already turning around! Just wait until we get that Obama out of White House…” they say.

The alarm clock is ringing with an irritating, discordant chime and too many with functioning ears don’t hear it. It’s not that they are deaf; it’s that they refuse to hear. Those with eyes could see, but too many choose to blind themselves and be blind.

We must be prepared for the worst; at least for a time. Two of America’s metaphorical table legs have been kicked out; and large slivers are being chiseled from the remaining pair. It is fair to blame the Obama administration as they have kicked the table legs and accelerated the deterioration of a free, capitalist nation. But the erstwhile community organizer is himself a pawn; albeit a most willing piece on the world’s chess board. And he who comes after the Marxist will have been selected by the powers that be and then voted in by people and sheeple alike through an election charade. But keep in mind the two remaining metaphorical table legs are compromised, so we must be prepared for the inevitable collapse.

If possible, put together a “bug out bag.” Have that bag ready for just in case because it is merely a matter of time before economic catastrophe visits America and with it will come dangerous upheaval. Be locked, be loaded, and like the culturally-maligned Boy Scouts, be prepared.

The presidents of the modern era are mere pawns, rooks, fishops, and bishops; manipulated by wealthy elites in a worldwide game of chess where in 2012 the warning “check” has been issued and “mate” is already diagrammed.

Mitt Romney can’t save you. Nor can Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Donald Trump or Rick Santorum. Only Jesus can save the sheeple; whereby making them His sheep. There will be no miracle performed on Election Day 2012 – unless it happens to be the day that the Lord returns for His faithful followers and takes us home.

We – and that includes Harold Camping – know not the day nor the hour, but we see the signs that tell us we are in the season for Christ’s return for his church. Don’t confuse the word “church” for the edifice where the sheeple sit below the steeple. The “church” is Christ’s true believers; they being imperfect sinners lacking the faux shine of the religious but saved by grace. We worship Him as Lord, Savior, God, and Friend. Sadly, many who proudly proclaim “God bless America” don’t know Him, but cling to a morphing America as their god.

The longer Jesus tarries, the worse it is going to become in America – so be prepared! But His timing is perfect, and just before America becomes absorbed into the one world religion, economy, and government, He will come to the rescue and meet His beloved in the air.


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Free Internet

January 14, 2012 in General

SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act) is a colossal, glittering jewel of flawed legislation that would greatly hamper our freedom of expression and communication on the internet. But, it could be that lawmakers are starting to hear the disjointed, cacophonous roaring of “we the people” over the rumble of the money machines run by the movie and recording industries and the clinking of the keys hung on the rings those industries’ metaphorical jail guards?

How long will the internet be free?

How long will the internet be free?

Ultimately, cyberspace itself will end up under the deceptive auspices of corporate kings and princes that seek consolidation and control in the burgeoning One World System that is soon to rule the people of planet Earth. SOPA may end up losing some teeth before biting into the meat of our internet freedom, but for how long will the internet remain free? And when this writer uses the adjective “free” it does not pertain to the fee the customer pays to his or her ISP.

The internet is an expressway to freedom. The World Wide Web allows fast and nearly effortless access to video, music, news, opinion, fact, fiction, truth, and lies. The free world can gain instant access to banking information and can shop from the privacy of its own personal space, without having to deal with live-in-the-flesh human beings in shopping malls and behind the wheels of motor vehicles.

With the freedom that the internet provides marvelous things can be done, like the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Contrarily, that very freedom allows for the satisfaction of sexual sin through pornography. And, if one is criminally-oriented, he or she can commit financial fraud and identity theft through phishing.

We can be whoever we want to be on the internet; as that very freedom allows us to blur the lines that separate fact from fiction. The internet allows us to hide behind user I.D. and passwords and enables us to write or say whatever good or evil thing we like, as there is a near zero chance that we will ever be caught up with and held accountable in the physical realm. Indeed, the internet gives us the freedom to be the ultimate best or most vial worst that we can be.

The internet provides a world-wide platform for us to speak out against injustice; whether that aforementioned injustice is legitimate or merely idealistic. In summary, the internet allows for information to flow as fast as greased lightening, and the The Powers That Be in this rapidly-developing One World System will not allow information and materials that are antithetical to their corporate machinations to flow unimpeded – if not blockaded – for long.

Yes, SOPA is just another of the efforts to curtail freedom in the names of “privacy” and “security” as the Fairness Doctrine attempted to bring “fairness” and “equal time” to radio and television.

After all is said and done, there is an attempt to eliminate the liberty of the many in an effort to consolidate the power to a few and from that few to merely one. This consolidation through elimination will happen despite the outcome of the 2012 election. When we come to grips with the fact that we can’t stave off the consolidation and loss of freedom, we can then prepare our hearts, minds, and souls for the fruition of the coming change; knowing that with faith in the Blessed Hope we won’t be here to see its full fruition.


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