PT Shamrock's January 2015 Newsletter

"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light."

- George Washington

In this issue:

* Welcome To Freedumbville USSA!

* Bend Over!

* Food for thought

* The District of Criminals

* Police State

* Red Hot Product!

* Advisory

* Shamrock's Missive

* Letters To The Editor

* Quote of the month!

* PT Shamrock's Exclusive Member's Site!

*** Welcome To Freedumbville USSA!

FBI isn't the only federal agency going undercover; investigators pose as lawyers, SCOTUS protesters

- Debra Cassens Weiss

Undercover work by at least 40 federal agencies has proliferated to such as extent that sometimes undercover agents end up investigating a person who, it turns out, is working undercover for a different agency.

In a couple instances, undercover agents have even drawn their guns on each other before figuring out they are both working for the feds, the New York Times reports.

Undercover officers at the U.S. Supreme Court pose as protesters during demonstrations near the court, the story says. The Internal Revenue Service allows undercover workers, with prior approval, to pose as lawyers, as well as doctors and members of the clergy or news media. The IRS said in a statement, however, that its officials are unaware of investigations where undercover agents posed as such professionals with the aim of gaining privileged information.

The newspaper provided several other examples of undercover work, such as Medicare investigators posing as patients, and investigators posing as minors in an effort to root out illegal alcohol and cigarette sales at convenience stores. Agencies using undercover agents include NASA, the Small Business Administration , and the Department of Agriculture.

The Justice Department issued new guidelines last year in response to the botched gunrunning probe known as Operation Fast and Furious. Prosecutors using undercover operatives have to consider several factors, including the necessity of the operation, whether it has a "clearly defined" goal, and whether it targets "significant criminal actors or entities."

The guidelines apply only to federal agencies that report to the Justice Department.

The exact numbers of undercover agents is unknown, the story says. Even the U.S. Justice Department says its officials don't know exactly how many agents are working undercover.

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*** Bend Over!

'F**k It, I Quit' Reporter Under Campaign Finance Investigation

- Huffington Post

Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.

The Alaska Public Offices Commission wants to know whether Charlo Greene used crowdsourcing funds to advocate for a ballot initiative to legalize recreational pot use. Greene challenged the commission's request for documents.

The commission on Wednesday rejected her objection to a subpoena, the Alaska Dispatch News (http://ow.ly/EZQhr) reported. That gives the agency the authority to continue the investigation to determine whether money that was spent would trigger reporting requirements.

Greene, whose legal name is Charlene Egbe, said the order should be worrisome to those who take a stand on any issue. "If you publish your personal stance on any issue, then this government agency believes they have the authority to ask for emails, bank-account information, all of your records," she said. "That's scary."

The commission is unfairly targeting her, she added.

During a live newscast in September, she revealed herself to be the owner of a medical marijuana business and quit her job with a four-letter tirade. Soon after quitting, she launched an IndieGoGo online fundraising campaign to continue her fight for marijuana legalization. The effort raised more than $8,400.

The commission notes that she hasn't been found in violation of the law. "But without a reasonable investigation, no determination can be reached," the commission wrote in a three-page order.

Greene said the campaign should not be subject to reporting requirements because it was fundraising for her organization, the Alaska Cannabis Club, not for passing Ballot Measure 2. The agency cited examples where they believed her campaign was advocating for the initiative.

Alaska and Oregon this month joined Washington and Colorado as states approving legal pot.

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Food for thought

Over 700 Million People Taking Steps to Avoid NSA Surveillance

There's a new international survey on Internet security and trust, of "23,376 Internet users in 24 countries," including "Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States." Amongst the findings, 60% of Internet users have heard of Edward Snowden, and 39% of those "have taken steps to protect their online privacy and security as a result of his revelations."

The press is mostly spinning this as evidence that Snowden has not had an effect: "merely 39%," "only 39%," and so on. (Note that these articles are completely misunderstanding the data. It's not 39% of people who are taking steps to protect their privacy post-Snowden, it's 39% of the 60% of Internet users -- which is not everybody -- who have heard of him. So it's much less than 39%.)

Even so, I disagree with the "Edward Snowden Revelations Not Having Much Impact on Internet Users" headline. He's having an enormous impact. I ran the actual numbers country by country, combining "data on Internet penetration with data from this survey. Multiplying everything out, I calculate that *706 million people* have changed their behavior on the Internet because of what the NSA and GCHQ are doing. (For example, 17% of Indonesians use the Internet, 64% of them have heard of Snowden and 62% of them have taken steps to protect their privacy, which equals 17 million people out of its total 250-million population.)

Note that the countries in this survey only cover 4.7 billion out of a total 7 billion world population. Taking the conservative estimates that 20% of the remaining population uses the Internet, 40% of them have heard of Snowden, and 25% of those have done something about it, that's an additional 46 million people around the world.

It's certainly true that most of those people took steps that didn't make any appreciable difference against an NSA level of surveillance, and probably not even against the even more pervasive corporate variety of surveillance. It's probably even true that some of those people didn't take steps at all, and just wish they did or wish they knew what to do. But it is absolutely extraordinary that *750 million

people* are disturbed enough about their online privacy that they would represent to a survey taker that they did something about it.

Name another issue that has caused over ten percent of the world's population to change their behavior in the past year? Cory Doctorow is right: we have reached "peak indifference to surveillance." From now on, this issue is going to matter more and more, and policymakers around the world need to start paying attention.


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*** The District of Criminals

FBI Agents Pose as Repairmen to Bypass Warrant Process

This is a creepy story. The FBI wanted access to a hotel guest's room without a warrant. So agents broke his Internet connection, and then posed as Internet technicians to gain access to his hotel room without a warrant.

From the motion to suppress:

The next time you call for assistance because the internet service in your home is not working, the "technician" who comes to your door may actually be an undercover government agent. He will have secretly disconnected the service, knowing that you will naturally call for help and -- when he shows up at your door, impersonating a technician -- let him in.  He will walk through each room of your house, claiming to diagnose the problem. Actually, he will be videotaping everything (and everyone) inside. He will have no reason to suspect you have broken the law, much less probable cause to obtain a search warrant. But that makes no difference, because by letting him in, you will have "consented" to an intrusive search of your home.

Basically, the agents snooped around the hotel room, and gathered evidence that they submitted to a magistrate to get a warrant. Of course, they never told the judge that they had engineered the whole outage and planted the fake technicians.

This feels like an important case to me. We constantly allow repair technicians into our homes to fix this or that technological thingy. If we can't be sure they are not government agents in disguise, then we've lost quite a lot of our freedom and liberty.

The motion to suppress:


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*** Police State

The IRS Is Returning This Woman's Seized Cash But Reserves The Right To Take It Back At Any Time

IRS seized woman's cash through civil forfeiture...

- Erin Fuchs, Business Insider

A year and a half after seizing $33,000 from a small-business owner who supposedly deposited the cash incorrectly, the Internal Revenue Service has reluctantly agreed to give the Iowa woman her money back.

The IRS seized Carole Hinders' cash through civil forfeiture, which lets the government take money it believes was illicitly obtained even if its owner hasn't been convicted of a crime or even charged with one.

Hinders, owner of an Iowa restaurant called Mrs. Lady's Mexican Food, caught the IRS' attention last year because she made frequent large deposits of less than $10,000 from her cash-only restaurant. Banks that get deposits of more than $10,000 have to report them to the federal government, and anybody who purposely tries to avoid those reporting requirements is guilty of a crime called structuring.

However, Hinders says she'd never heard of structuring before the cash seizure, and that she's just trying to run an honest cash business. With the help of a public-interest law firm called the Institute for Justice, Hinders has been fighting for over a year to get the money back. On Friday lawyers from the Justice Department finally submitted a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that it had filed in order to keep the money. (In civil forfeiture cases, the government must file lawsuits "against" property or cash in order to keep it. This one was called United States of America v. $32,820.56 in United States Currency.)

The government asked the court to dismiss the case "without prejudice" - meaning it can file another action in the future to get Hinders' money if the court grants its motion. The government also reiterated that it was justified in filing the case in the first place.

Hinders had shown a "clear pattern of manipulating bank deposits below $10,000 in order to avoid the reporting requirements," the government said in its motion to dismiss. However, the government added that "allocating its limited resources elsewhere would better serve justice in this case."

The Institute for Justice accused the IRS of making a "mean-spirited move" by leaving the door open for the agency to seize Hinders'

cash again.

"I actually wanted a trial, which would have cleared my name and helped to protect others, but it is good to get the money back. My fight is far from over, though," Hinders said in a statement provided by her lawyers. "I am willing to tell my story to Congress to help change forfeiture laws so that no one else has to go through what I suffered."

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*** Advisory

The Game Is Rigged: Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State "We the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand

- John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute

"The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citizens." -Leo Tolstoy

My 7-year-old granddaughter has suddenly developed a keen interest in card games: Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Old Maid, Blackjack, and War. We've fallen into a set pattern now: every time we play, she deals the cards, and I pretend not to see her stacking the deck in her favor. And of course, I always lose.

I don't mind losing to my granddaughter at Old Maid, knowing full well the game is rigged. For now, it's fun and games, and she's winning. Where the rub comes in is in knowing that someday she'll be old enough to realize that being a citizen in the American police state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you're always going to lose.

The game is rigged, and "we the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, we stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that our luck will change.

The problem, of course, is that luck will not save us. The people dealing the cards-the politicians, the corporations, the judges, the prosecutors, the police, the bureaucrats, the military, the media, etc. have only one prevailing concern, and that is to maintain their power and control over the country and us.

It really doesn't matter what you call them, the 1%, the elite, the controllers, the masterminds, the shadow government, the police state, the surveillance state, the military industrial complex-so long as you understand that while they are dealing the cards, the deck will always be stacked in their favor.

Incredibly, no matter how many times we see this played out, Americans continue to naively buy into the idea that it's our politics that divide us as a nation. As if there were really a difference between the Democrats and Republicans. As if the policies of George W. Bush were any different from those of Barack Obama. As if we weren't a nation of sheep being fattened for the kill by a ravenous government of wolves.

We're in trouble, folks, and changing the dealer won't save us:

it's time to get out of the game.

We have relinquished control of our government to overlords who care nothing for our rights, our dignity or our humanity, and now we're saddled with an authoritarian regime that is deaf to our cries, dumb to our troubles, blind to our needs, and accountable to no one.

Even revelations of wrongdoing amount to little in the way of changes for the better.

For instance, after six years of investigation, 6,000 written pages and $40 million to write a report that will not be released to the public in its entirety, the U.S. Senate has finally concluded that the CIA lied about its torture tactics, failed to acquire any life-saving intelligence, and was more brutal and extensive than previously admitted. This is no revelation. It's a costly sleight of hand intended to distract us from the fact that nothing has changed. We're still a military empire waging endless wars against shadowy enemies, all the while fattening the wallets of the defense contractors for whom war is money.

Same goes for the government's surveillance programs. More than a year after Edward Snowden's revelations dominated news headlines, the government's domestic surveillance programs are just as invasive as ever. In fact, while the nation was distracted by the hubbub over the long-awaited release of the Senate's CIA torture, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court quietly reauthorized the National Security Agency's surveillance of phone records. This was in response to the Obama administration's request to keep the program alive.

Police misconduct and brutality have been dominating the news headlines for months now, but don't expect any change for the better. In fact, with Obama's blessing, police departments continue to make themselves battle ready with weapons and gear created for the military. Police shootings of unarmed citizens continue with alarming regularity. And grand juries, little more than puppets controlled by state prosecutors, continue to legitimize the police state by absolving police of any wrongdoing.

These grand juries embody everything that's wrong with America today. In an age of secret meetings, secret surveillance, secret laws, secret tribunals and secret courts, the grand jury-which meets secretly, hears secret testimony, and is exposed to only what a prosecutor deems appropriate-has become yet another bureaucratic appendage to a government utterly lacking in transparency, accountability and adherence to the rule of law.

It's a sorry lesson in how a well-intentioned law or program can be perverted, corrupted and used to advance illegitimate purposes. The war on terror, the war on drugs, asset forfeiture schemes, road safety schemes, school zero tolerance policies, eminent domain, private prisons: all of these programs started out as legitimate responses to pressing concerns. However, once you add money and power into the mix, even the most benevolent plans can be put to malevolent purposes.

In this way, the war on terror has become a convenient ruse to justify surveillance of all Americans, to create a suspect society, to expand the military empire, and to allow the president to expand the powers of the Executive Branch to imperial heights.

Under cover of the war on drugs, the nation's police forces have been transformed into extensions of the military, with SWAT team raids carried out on unsuspecting homeowners for the slightest charge, and police officers given carte blanche authority to shoot first and ask questions later.

Asset forfeiture schemes, engineered as a way to strip organized crime syndicates of their ill-gotten wealth, have, in the hands of law enforcement agencies, become corrupt systems aimed at fleecing the citizenry while padding the pockets of the police.

Eminent domain, intended by the founders as a means to build roads and hospitals for the benefit of the general public, has become a handy loophole by which local governments can evict homeowners to make way for costly developments and shopping centers.

Private prisons, touted as an economically savvy solution to cash-strapped states with overcrowded prisons have turned into

profit- and quota-driven detention centers that jail Americans guilty of little more than living off the grid, growing vegetable gardens in the front yards, or holding Bible studies in their back yards.

Traffic safety schemes such as automated red light and speed cameras, ostensibly aimed at making the nation's roads safer, have been shown to be thinly disguised road taxes, levying hefty fines on drivers, most of whom would never have been pulled over, let alone ticketed, by an actual police officer.

School zero tolerance policies, a response to a handful of school shootings, have become exercises in folly, turning the schools into quasi-prisons, complete with armed police, metal detectors and lockdowns. The horror stories abound of 4- and 6-year-olds being handcuffed, shackled and dragged, kicking and screaming, to police headquarters for daring to act like children while at school.

As for grand juries, which were intended to serve as a check on the powers of the police and prosecutors, they have gone from being the citizen's shield against injustice to a weapon in the hands of government agents. A far cry from a people's court, today's grand jury system is so blatantly rigged in favor of the government as to be laughable. Unless, that is, you happen to be one of the growing numbers of Americans betrayed and/or victimized by their own government, in which case, you'll find nothing amusing about the way in which grand juries are used to terrorize the populace all the while covering up police misconduct.

Unfortunately, as I make clear in my book A Government of Wolves:

The Emerging American Police State, we're long past the point of simple fixes. The system has grown too large, too corrupt, and too unaccountable. If there's to be any hope for tomorrow, it has to start at the local level, where Americans still have a chance to make their voices heard. Stop buying into the schemes of the elite, stop being distracted by their sleight-of-hands, stop being manipulated into believing that an election will change anything, and stop playing a rigged game where you'll always be the loser.

It's time to change the rules of the game. For that matter, it's time to change the game.

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Shamrock's Missive:

Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs, An Offshore Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, in a kingdom not so far away and not so very long ago there was a mother pig who had three little pigs. One day she said to her three little pigs, "It is time you each made your own way in the world." To each one she gave a small cask filled with valuables which was their inheritance. Mother pig admonished them, " Be very careful. The world is a dangerous place and so that will make your task of protecting you inheritance difficult. There are many in this kingdom who believe that they have a right to take what is yours." Their mother advised them to find good strong material to build homes (structures) because the big, bad wolf would one day show up and try to steal their inheritance and eat them all up in the process. Their mother reminded them, "Do everything in your power to always protect yourself and your assets!" The three little pigs all told their mother they would follow her sound advice. Each little pig then picked up his cask and put it under his arm, kissed his mother good bye and went out into the big world to seek his fortune.

The first little pig was of a lazy disposition. The first man he encountered on the road was carrying bundles of straw. The little pig thought to himself, "That straw will make an adequate structure to protect both myself and all my worldly goods." The little pig said to the man, "Good man, sell me that straw to build me a house." The man gladly sold the straw, and the little pig built his house with it. That night, the first little pig settled into his new straw house. Early the next morning, he heard a noise outside. "Who is out there!" he cried. He looked outside his window and saw a big, bad wolf. "Little pig, little pig, let me come in," said the wolf in a very intimidating voice. "Why should I?" replied the little pig. The wolf answered, "Because I am a duly appointed official for His Majesty the King. Our records show you owe inheritance taxes to the kingdom." The little pig not wishing to see his small inheritance made even smaller by the King's onerous tax rates said, "No way! Not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin!" The wolf growled in reply, "Because you have failed to see reason and comply with the King's just laws, you therefore forfeit all your inheritance to the King." And he blew and he blew and the first little pig's straw house came tumbling down around his ears. The wolf rushed in and grabbed the little pig's cask of valuables and then ate the first little pig up. This was due to the fact that the wolf was permitted, under the kingdom's forfeiture laws to take any pork products on the premises for his personal use. This was an employee incentive used by the kingdom's taxing authority.

The second little pig left was not as lazy as his brother and his thinking tended to be more long-term in nature.  He passed many men on the road carrying straw but he wished to build his home of more durable material. Finally he met a man on the road selling sticks and he decided to make his home from this material. Using a small portion of his funds, he purchased enough sticks for a comfortable structure and set to building it. This little pig then rested, his mind fully at ease with the fruits of his labor.  Early the next morning, he heard a noise outside. "Who is out there!" he cried. He looked outside his window and saw a big, bad wolf. "Little pig, little pig, let me come in," said the wolf in a very intimidating voice. "Why should I?"  replied the little pig. The wolf answered, "Because I am a duly appointed official for His Majesty the King. Our records show you owe inheritance taxes to the kingdom. Furthermore, your home is in violation of sixteen articles of His Majesty's building code. I must not only collect the inheritance taxes owed but also fine you for an illegally built structure and then tear down your home." The little pig not wishing to lose every thing he owned due to the many numerous and complex ordinances decreed by the King said, "No way! Not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin!" The wolf answered back, "Your resistance is futile and you will pay even more dearly as an example to others who would be brazen enough to try such illegal actions in the future. Now I must huff and I must puff and I must blow your house in," laughed the wolf! And he blew and he blew and the second little pig's stick house came tumbling down around his ears.  The wolf rushed in and grabbed the little pig's cask of valuables and then ate the little pig up as was his legal prerogative.

The third little pig was very careful and methodical and so he listened to what his mother had said. As he walked down the read with his cask of valuables under his arm he carefully inspected all building materials he encountered. He decided that the decision he had to make was so important that he would be unwise to make it in haste. He encountered a man who had with him a load of high quality bricks. The little pig said to the man, "Good man, please sell me those bricks to build a house with."  The man sold him the bricks, and he built his house with them. The little pig realized the bricks were more expensive than either the straw or sticks he had seen for sale but he knew that the bricks would build a more sturdy, lasting structure.  He worked very diligently to build his home and after he was finished he look with satisfaction upon his lovely, strong, safe house of bricks. Again the wolf came, and made a great deal of noise upon his arrival. The little pig approached the window and discovered the big, bad wolf looking at him, just as had happened to his two brothers. "Little pig, little pig, let me come in," said the wolf in the very same, confident voice he had used in the past. "Why should I?"  replied the little pig. The wolf answered, "Because I am a duly appointed official for His Majesty the King. We have found out that you owe inheritance taxes to the kingdom. Furthermore, your have built your home on a free-range chicken preserve in violation of His Majesty's Delicious Species Protection Act. I must not only collect the inheritance taxes owed but also fine you for an illegally built structure and then tear down your home." "No, no, by the hair of my chiny-chin-chin," replied the little pig. "Then I'm going to huff, and I'm going to puff, and I'm going to blow your house in."

So he huffed, and he puffed, and he huffed, and he puffed, and he puffed and huffed; but he could blow the house in.

Finding that he could not, with all his huffing and puffing, blow the house down, the Wolf decided to change his tactics. After all, he was being denied what he considered to be his right to a nice pork dinner. The wolf said, "Little pig, I know where there is a lovely field of turnips." "Where might that be?" asked the pig suspiciously? "Why right down the road here and if you will come out I will gladly show you the way and assist you in harvesting some,"

replied the Wolf slyly.  The little pig realized the wolf could no more change his nature than he, the little pig could fly. "No thank you," answered the little pig, "Little pigs who have gone to great lengths to protect their homes and valuables are not easily fooled by sweet propaganda from official sources," added the little pig. The wolf felt very angry at this unanticipated turn of events but nevertheless believed that he was a match for the little pig. He looked around and saw a large brick chimney on the top of the house so he climbed up on the roof and down the chimney! Little did the wolf realize that the little pig had planned for this contingency and had placed a giant kettle of boiling water in the fireplace. As the wolf come down the chimney, the clever little pig took off the lid, and in fell the wolf. The little pig quickly replaced the cover and saw his problems with the wolf go up in smoke, as it were!

MORAL OF THIS TALE: Clever little pigs will go to the necessary lengths to protect their homes and assets because they know that the big, bad wolf will eventually show up and if they are defenseless, they will end up as supper.

Happy new year!

See you next issue


"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion."

- Edmund Burke, 1784

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*** Letters to the Editor:

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Thanks and a happy new year to you as well.

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Quote of the month!

"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you... you may know that your society is doomed."

- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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