The Government extortion model and Dan McCall's win over the NSA/DHS.

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posted on Mar, 5 2014 @ 11:38 AM
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Heres some background from Ben Swann:

Exclusive: Business Owner Sues The NSA & DHS and WINS!

The NSA and DHS told zazzle.com that they were in violation of the law.

No due process, no day in court, no nothing. Just a simple order from .gov.


DHS said Zazzle was in violation of a provision making it a crime to “mutilate or alter the seal of any department or agency of the United States,” among other provisions, threatening fines and imprisonment if their demands were not complied with.

The NSA said Zazzle was in violation of a provision of the National Security Agency Act of 1959 that prohibits “use [of] the words ‘National Security Agency,’ the initials, ‘NSA,’ the seal of the National Security Agency, or any colorable imitation of such words … in connection with any merchandise, impersonation, solicitation, or commercial activity in a manner reasonably calculated to convey the impression that such use is approved, endorsed, or authorized by the National Security Agency” without the permission of the Director of the NSA.”

Zazzle could have chosen to contest the two governmental departments but lets be honest, its intimidating when two of the most powerful government agencies threaten you.

Zazzle complied but the owner of LibertyManiacs.com chose to fight... and he won, kind of.


McCall’s lawyer recently contacted him saying that both agencies wanted to settle.

This should be viewed as a victory but take a look at whats going on here.

They start by trying to strong arm and intimidate the citizen. They rely on the fact that most people and businesses will simply comply because people are scared.

Unlike the government, we have to fund our own defense. They, however, have unlimited money thanks to the tax payer.

[In other words, we're funding their racketeering against us!]

In the small number of cases where the citizen is able to challenge the government, they simply back off, rather than allow a court ruling which could set a legal precedent.

This is the intimidation/racketeering/extortion model employed by .gov.

edit on 5-3-2014 by gladtobehere because: wording




posted on Mar, 5 2014 @ 12:42 PM
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That is great news!

It is a little troubling to me that the prosecutors now wish to "settle". What does that mean exactly? Zazzle can keep some rights? Zazzle can be extorted for some money? NSA will seize some of Zazzle's assets?



posted on Mar, 5 2014 @ 01:07 PM
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in a very similar situation all over this country, cops are busting in and seizing anything and everything they can get their grubby little paws on. knowing that even if the people they are seizing from are in the right or not even remotely close to doing wrong, they probably won't be able to mount a defense. Charges are almost never brought and when they are its 100% settled out of court.

step one ABUSE someone very intimidatingly in hopes of no rebuttal.

in case of no rebuttal = WIN

in case of rebuttal = Step 2, offer a lower settlement where LEO still wins usually keeping everything seized and just offering to give you no time.

Most people bite here and take the settlement.

one person i know of didnt. he didnt break any law and got his life flipped upside down. a bunch of his property seized and his name tarnished.

FOUR YEARS AND NINE MONTHS LATER HE WON!!!! everything was returned and no charges filed. he stood up for himself and he won.

surprisingly this case was allowed to go this far in most scenarios the gov will back off if they've whacked the wrong bee hive and just make it disappear somehow. DONT LET IT DISAPPEAR IF IT EVER HAPPENS TO YOU. BE that pissed off hive of bees and make the government start thinking twice about who they abuse.

maybe they will start abusing people that the rest of the world is proud they are abusing? actual hardened criminals?
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