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originally posted by: BigBrotherDarkness
a reply to: jimmyx
It's not a two way street though is it? If everyone were subjected to the same laws rules and regulations, then the prison population would be a lot more diverse across the board wouldn't it?
originally posted by: MALBOSIA
Nothing in the article really suggested anything nefarious. These under cover operations are reported - in the OP article - to be used to catch illegal sales, corrupt judges and board trustees.
So many posters automatically assumed the topic was about infiltrating the general public. It's not.
originally posted by: jimmyx
c'mon.....every private company has their own security, too....there are plenty of thieves in and out of government, what's wrong with trying to catch the A-holes trying to rip business owners and government agencies off?....if you are an honest worker, or customer, you have nothing to worry about...it's the people that think this is somehow bad, that I wouldn't allow them to step foot in my own house....
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: MALBOSIA
That article sure, but the reality is we are being spied on more than ever. There are many 'agents' who are planted to blend in society to keep tabs on certain people and provide intel to their higher ups. They will spend many years to build a case against someone.
In my hometown, about 50% of the long term residents are investigated over a 10 year period by drug cops. This is no joke, I've recently found out(i had my suspicions) that some people I have known for a long time(10 year+) are actively aiding the investigation. They pay people to infiltrate the surf community where I live, the same thing happens in the music scene across the country. These people sell and consume cannabis and often hard drugs so they fit in with complete immunity.
Many refuse to accept this, even when faced with overwhelming evidence of the spy games. If you are suspected of anything, friends with people are being investigated, or even just get flagged because of where you live or living an atypical lifestyle, they will investigate you.
What I have noticed about the person I mentioned, is he has a lot of information about almost everyone in my town and is quick to label someone an addict or worthless. These people often have a superiority complex than enables them to dehumanize the people they investigate. It is nothing for them to be best friends with someone for years, then put a gun to their head and arrest them when the time(money) is right.
Keep living in the dark. Ignorance is bliss!
originally posted by: xuenchen
You are being watched.
You are being set up.
Not so much by the typical nosy jealous snitches either.
But by paid agents doing this for a living.
They are well disguised and dug in deep, cloaked in familiarity and highly trained.
And you are paying for it.
They will get you by hook or crook.
Everybody is a potential criminal.
Imagine a world in which businessmen, students, demonstrators, public accountants, doctors, lawyers, ministers, drug dealers, neighbors, your closest friends and even your spouse may be infiltrators onto the general populace–agents of the government.
Well imagine no more. We now live in that world, as over 40 U.S. governmental agencies are doing just that, says a new report admitting the attacks of 9/11 were clearly the catalyst to heightened “undercover operations” in America.
“At convenience stores, for example, undercover agents, sometimes using actual minors as decoys, look for illegal alcohol and cigarette sales, records show. At the Education Department, undercover agents of the Office of Inspector General infiltrate federally funded education programs looking for financial fraud, Medicare investigators sometimes pose as patients to gather evidence against health care providers. Officers at the Small Business Administration, NASA and the Smithsonian do undercover work as well, records show.”, reports Erick Lichtblau and William M. Arkin.
Government agents ‘by the thousands’ infiltrate U.S. populace