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Definition of "search"
In Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967), the Supreme Court ruled that a search occurs only when 1) a person expects privacy in the thing searched and 2) society believes that expectation is reasonable.
In Katz, the Supreme Court ruled that a search had occurred when the government wiretapped a telephone booth. The Court's reasoning was that 1) the defendant expected that his phonebooth conversation would not be broadcast to the wider world and 2) society believes that expectation is reasonable.
This is a threshold question in Fourth Amendment jurisprudence, since the Fourth Amendment only protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. If no search or seizure has occurred, the court ends its analysis. This relates to the current issue with the new airport security systems.
Originally posted by bekod
reply to post by havok
so you would be a enemy of the state and not a sheepole? so what is your thoughts as how we can protect save our rights?
I'm sure we've got worse criminals riding in limos with gov plates on em.
In a number of reports written over a few decades, CED [Committee for Economic Development] recommended that farming "resources" " that is, farmers " be reduced.... A report published in 1962 entitled "An Adaptive Program for Agriculture" is even more blunt in its objectives, leading Time Magazine to remark that CED had a plan for fixing the identified problem: "The essential fact to be faced, argues CED, is that with present high levels farm productivity, more labor is involved in agriculture production that the market demands " in short, there are too may farmers. To solve that problem, CED offers a program with three main prongs."
Some of the report's authors would go on to work in government to implement CED's policy recommendations. Over the next five years, the political and economic establishment ensured the reduction of "excess human resources engaged in agriculture" by two million, or by 1/3 of their previous number.
Their plan was so effective and so faithfully executed by its operatives in the US government that by 1974 the CED couldn't help but congratulate itself in another agricultural report called "A New US Farm Policy for Changing World Food Needs" for the efficiency of the tactics they employed to drive farmers from their land.
The human cost of CED's plans were exacting and enormous.
CED's plans resulted in widespread social upheaval throughout rural America, ripping apart the fabric of its society destroying its local economies. They also resulted in a massive migration to larger cities. The loss of a farm also means the loss of identity, and many farmers' lives ended in suicide.... www.opednews.com...
two numbers loom that are of particular importance to small business people: about 145,000 new businesses start up each year in this country, and about 137,000 businesses declare bankruptcy each year. It isn't hard to do the math; the ratio is almost one failure for each startup, and it begs the question: "How is it possible that entrepreneurship has so many casualties both in terms of money lost and lives often horribly upset?"
....Census data show there were 5.7 million firms with employees and 17.0 million without employees in 2001. Applying the sole proprietorship growth rates to the nonemployer figures and similar Department of Labor growth rates to the employer figures produces the 23.7 million figure. Small firms with less than 500 employees represent 99.7 percent of the 23.7 million businesses...
80% of new businesses fail within their first year....
...Of these failed business, only 10% of them close involuntarily due to bankruptcy and the remaining 90% close because the business was not successful, did not provide the level of income desired or was too much work for their efforts....
New York Times: LEVERAGED BUYOUTS: AMERICAN PAYS THE PRICE January 29, 1989
....These days, corporations seem to exist for the investment bankers.... In fact, investment banks are replacing the publicly held industrial corporations as the largest and most powerful economic institutions in America.... THERE ARE SIGNS THAT A VICIOUS spiral has begun, as each corporate player seeks to improve its standard of living at the expense of another's. Corporate raiders transfer to themselves, and other shareholders, part of the income of employees by forcing the latter to agree to lower wages....
Originally posted by HarryJoy
Holysh*t, I think we have some plants on here. What the h*ll part of russia did some of these people grow up in?
I mean really!!!! how long do you have to think about it before you realize there is no stopping point. Yah, we could all sit here and come up with good reasons why they should be allowed to do this sh*t..... and yah they're obviously going to start it in the "bad" places so it will be more palatable to us zoned out zombies. But I could sit here and say ....you know what? I think they should do pat-downs at mall entrances because they haven't attacked a mall yet? Yah and then I could say Wal-mart aught to allow pat-downs too because alot of people are in Wal-marts and it would be a good target. As far as drugs and the other stuff goes...that's been in this country for a long time and we haven't needed the border patrol patting us on the ass to make us all feel safe. As long as we all have a beer in the fridge and money to go to McD's we're all happy and don't give a sh*t. The fact of the matter is our asses are pinned down 6ways from sunday and their just waiting to spring their fully loaded trap on us.