I've been wondering the same question as the OP for over two years. That's pretty much around the time I ran across information that made me
curious, and look for more.
Now I post here on ATS, arguement for regression?
In all seriousness, as it is a serious topic...
from post by thendependentjournal
The colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been that England took away from the colonies their
money, which created unemployment and dissatisfaction. The inability of the colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the
hands of George III and the international bankers was the PRIME reason for the Revolutionary War. -Benjamin Franklin
Spot on. I feel that my prime irritation with our present system is the Federal Reserve system. A debt free currency is essential
only to that is the "Patriot" act. The name alone makes me furious. Most of my family don't even realize the scope and reach of this ultimate
tool of tyranny.
That's part of the problem too though... there are a large number of people that just somehow are "programmed" (for lack of a better word, not
literally) to stop listening or tune others out when they speak ill of our present government. I've been branded as the family conspiracy theorist.
Strangely enough the only other vet in my immediate family shares many of my beliefs, and even points things out to me I hadn't seen! I wonder if
serving the beaurocracy helps a person more readily accept what others may find unbelievable at first glance...(?)
Back to the point... I'm really worried about these "Tea Parties" happening on tax day across the nation. I know that my state has implemented
"Face Recognition" technology through our DOT. These biometric "faceprints" are said to be more unique and accurate than fingerprints.
Link: L1 Solutions, formerly Viisage Technologies. Supplier to PennDOT, USA as well as the People's Republic of China.
It's not too hard to imagine this technology from the same company not simultaneously implemented:
I'm not on a watchlist that I know of, but...
With that in mind, I'm wondering if it's worth it to attend a tea party? I know it's symbolic, and could indeed be a catalyzing event... I'm just
worried. For a couple of reasons: First, obviously I know TPTB have free access to the technology shown on the above link. Don't buy it? Try this
PennDOT link, billed as a identity theft and fraud deterrent:
Link: PennDOT site.
I have a thread running on traffic cameras all over PA potentially utilizing this technology currently... but I don't want to digress.
One other reason I am concerned with these tea parties is that many of the people are there solely because they want tax relief, or hate the
government, or their boyfriend/girlfriend was going... what have you. Essentially any reason but the real reason that these "tea parties" are even
in the first place! The Boston Tea Pary was an outburst of an angry populace at yet another financial fleecing by the Crown.
I'm worried these events will turn into a rabble... a mockery of what they could be.
Check out what a local bar is doing for their "tea party"
Link: Local meat market.
An absolute mockery. They took what was a good intent, and are making it into a social event.
This is the notice that a buddy sent me the other day. He just "found out" about the tax day tea party, and wants to go. He still doesn't really
grasp what it's supposed to be about, and I suspect there will be a lot more like that at this event. (I hope the less fortunate get lots of canned
I don't know... I think I'll just sit across the river on high ground with a great set of binocs...
Link: Thank you for the photo, Julia Lewis... whoever you are... This was likely taken from Negley Park in Lemoyne. If It were panned down a bit,
you'd be looking directly down State Street at the west steps... Where the rally will be taking place. That is the steeple of St. Patrick's on the
left... for the Harrisburg savvy...
Well, now you know I wouldn't use this same spot, but you get the point.
Counterpoint: If I just thought of that... TPTB certainly have as well.
pretty drastic is going to happen, and I would say within the next year. I don't know if it will be armed revolution,
but that's dangerous talk anyway...
Remember, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean "they" are not watching you.
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