Black box in your car? Some see source of tax revenue

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posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 03:38 PM
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InverseLookingGlass
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The ability to drive the car remotely is totally feasible. It only requires a backdoor into the car computer/controller.

You have to assume US intelligence has this. The only question is when the start lending it to local law enforcement.


That cant control the steering




posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 03:52 PM
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How about a " Black Box " up our Butts to Monitor the number of Miles we Walk ? ......Geez , will this Nanny State Insanity Ever End ?.........



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 04:00 PM
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For transportation, got a mountain bike and a backpack. Haven't owned a car in 10 years. Although wouldn't be too surprised if someday the government requires black boxes on bicycles as well. If so, I may consider permanently calibrating the parasitic device with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

We're getting to a point where the advantages of technology are being far outweighed by the disadvantages, thanks in part to those who monger fear, seek to control others, and exist solely by collecting taxes, that is our dark and deceptive government.

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posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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Bassago
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That is precisely the point of why the next truck I buy will be a pre-1990 version with a straight 6 engine and a 2 bbl carburetor. Anyone comes near it with a black box is gonna get smacked. No smart phones, tablets or body chips allowed either.

Toll booths are going to be a problem though.

Do you remember "cash for clunkers" here in the U.S.? That program had an ulterior motive. To remove lots of older model vehicles from the populations grasp. Of course it was pushed as being part of a 'stimulus" for the economy. A total lie.
Ever hear of INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM? It is related to the VEHICLE MILEAGE TAX. The infrastructure is being installed all over my state (New Jersey) and the entire nation.
www.its.dot.gov...



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 04:38 PM
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I'd never heard of ITS. Thanks for the link. Quite scary just looking at it.

Personally I have zero desire for the gov to know when I'm approaching a construction zone or anything else so they can "alert" me. Talk about butting in to people's business.



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 05:15 PM
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you don't think that every one of them has their own signal.
how do you think cells phone work, without every phone if the building ringing.

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posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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Progressive Insurance. The name alone should tip you off what they are all about. They have a device called SNAPSHOT which you plug into the OBD-II port outlet under your dashboard. They tell you that you may save money on your insurance if they decide that you drive in a safe manner. How fast you drive, accelerate, brake, time of day, MILES DRIVEN, etc., etc. They don't tell you that it's more likely they will charge you more too!

This is the beginning test. Eventually it will become mandatory from all insurance companies. If you want to be insured, you'll be required to have this hooked up in your vehicle, ratting you out in real time with help of the cell towers. This is why there are so many of towers being built all over. They are an integral part of the Intelligent Transportation System and the coming Vehicle Mileage Tax. License plate readers included, cameras, speeding tickets will arrive in your mailbox. These devices are spaced on average every 5-10 miles on the toll highways, and on all the interstates at greater intervals.
www.progressive.com...

Here are a few photos of ITS in my area.







posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 05:39 PM
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“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” --Candidate Barack Obama, Sept. 12, 2008

“No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama’s plan will see one single penny of their tax raised whether it’s their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax.” --Joe Biden, Vice-Presidential debate in St. Louis, Oct. 3, 2008

2012:

“So if your family makes under $250,000 -- which, by the way, 98 percent of Americans do -- 97 percent of small businesses do, you will not see your income taxes increase by a single dime next year. That’s my plan. -- August 8, 2012 Grand Junction, CO

“Now, if your family makes under $250,000 -- which, by the way, is 98 percent of American families and 97 percent of small businesses -- under my plan, your income taxes would not increase a single dime next year. (Applause.) That’s my plan.” -- August 9, 2012 in Colorado Springs, CO

“So if your family makes $250,000 a year or less -- like 98 percent of Americans -- you won’t see your income taxes increase by a single dime next year under my plan. Not one dime.” -- August 13, 2012 in Boone, IA

www.freerepublic.com...



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 05:46 PM
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Progressive states that your rates WON'T go up.

That said, ITS every few miles to gather and track usage? That's some creepy big brother stuff.

How long before the license plate readers on SOME cop cars are scattered every few miles around ALL metropolitan areas constantly reading license plates (and alerting LE) any time anything is triggered. Scary.

That one photo of the old stone bridge is just sad having those readers and chainlink fence on top. I'm sure it was once beautiful, picturesque, and now it's a tacky servant of the police state.
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posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 05:54 PM
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seeker1963
Think of our corrupt government officials at ALL levels (local, state and federal) as drug addicts.

They have taxed, taxed and taxed, to support their habit.

Now that their habit of spending has become and issue, because they are spending more than they are taking in, they have to resort to stealing. The problem lies with the fact that their habits have created many victims that they never considered their behavior to effect.

I say it is time for an INTERVENTION.......




Excellent post. The main problem I see on this thread is post after post talking about "creeping" control and greater intrusions.

The real problems we face today are government theft and fraud. Wall Street theft and fraud. The federal reserve theft and fraud. And yet, we keep talking as if these FPOS are still a legitimate government body.

It really is time for an intervention. And more. Lot's more.



posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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Liquesence
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Progressive states that your rates WON'T go up.

That said, ITS every few miles to gather and track usage? That's some creepy big brother stuff.

How long before the license plate readers on SOME cop cars are scattered every few miles around ALL metropolitan areas constantly reading license plates (and alerting LE) any time anything is triggered. Scary.

That one photo of the old stone bridge is just sad having those readers and chainlink fence on top. I'm sure it was once beautiful, picturesque, and now it's a tacky servant of the police state.
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The old stone bridge is located on the Garden State Parkway, which long ago was known for its scenic beauty. As hard as that might be for people to believe who have preconceived ideas that scenic beauty and N.J. is an oxymoron. It really was a scenic highway way back then. Daktronics is a company that manufactures digital message boards which are mounted on the overhead structures along with license plate readers and cameras. Daktronics is making a fortune from contracts related to the Intelligent Transportation System via the U.S. DOT.

ITS is everywhere including Georgia.
Daktronics Has Georgia On Its Mind
"One of the requirements set by GDOT was that the DMS be compatible with NAVIGATOR, the state’s software and control system. Vanguard® signs are compliant with the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP). NTCIP consists of written specifications that define communication and operation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices."
www.daktronics.com...

ITS is the Orwellian 1984 Surveillance State come true.



posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 10:10 AM
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Here's a recent article about Oregon launching a new VEHICLE MILEAGE TAX. It's going to start at 1.5 cents per mile. As with all taxes, regular increases are a certainty. And the gasoline tax will still remain in addition to the vehicle mileage tax. They're lying when they say the gasoline tax will be replaced by the VMT.

Oregon launching new program to tax drivers per mile.

"The Oregon plan -- approved and signed into law this year by the state’s Democrat-run government -- would replace the 30-cents-a-gallon state tax with one for 1.5 cents a mile, for those participating."

"The incentive for states to pursue this kind of program could build as cars become more fuel efficient, especially considering President Obama wants new vehicles to get 54.5 mpg by 2025, up from the average now of 23.5 mpg’s."

“It would force us to surrender our privacy,” Perry, a scholar at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, recently wrote in a column for McClatchy Newspapers. “Each day more and more of us are required to tell government agencies more and more about ourselves. Do we really want the government collecting data about driving habits?”
www.foxnews.com...

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posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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Why don't they start with police forces, add to that the use of smart guns... people are dumb trading privacy for security, make them eat their own dog food first to see how they like it...



posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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These people are completely insane. What's next, black boxes in your kids big wheels, bicycles, go karts...?

Maybe we'll be fined if our dogs run to fast in the park. Hell, strap them on birds and tax them for using the air space.



posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 10:43 AM
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Funny, one already is taxed based upon how much one drives.

That's the fuel excise taxes.

If you don't drive, no fuel used, hence no tax, and the more one drives, the more fuel one consumes, and more excise tax is paid on fuel one buys.

Double taxation, anyone?



posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 01:24 PM
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LewsTherinThelamon
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The more taxes we spend, the less money we have for necessities, the more we require government assistance. How people cannot understand this boggles my mind.


Fabian Socialist Co-founder George Bernard Shaw explained it.
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."

Of course he didn't mention what the ultimate goal is to the paul's.

The Real George Bernard Shaw – Fabian Socialist

USE OF GAS CHAMBERS

“We should find ourselves committed to killing a great many people whom we now leave living, and to leave living a great many people whom we at present kill. We should have to get rid of all ideas about capital punishment … A part of eugenic politics would finally land us in an extensive use of the lethal chamber. A great many people would have to be put out of existence simply because it wastes other people’s time to look after them.”
Source: George Bernard Shaw, Lecture to the Eugenics
Education Society, Reported in The Daily Express, March 4,
1910.


KILLING THOSE “UNFIT TO LIVE”

The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it

If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some of us are driven o prescribe the lethal chamber as the solution for the hard cases which are at present made the excuse for dragging all the other cases down to their level, and the only solution that will create a sense of full social responsibility in modern populations?”
Source: George Bernard Shaw, Prefaces (London: Constable
and Co., 1934), p. 296.

These are not isolated statements...



posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 02:01 PM
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Well maybe if we go along with the whole black box thing, taxing us on the actual number of miles we drive, then maybe we could abolish, Registration fees, excise taxes, annual personal property tax, Federal use tax for the big riggs and last but not least the tax we pay at the pump.

I know, I know...it's a pipe dream.



posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 03:51 PM
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Well maybe if we go along with the whole black box thing, taxing us on the actual number of miles we drive, then maybe we could abolish, Registration fees, excise taxes, annual personal property tax, Federal use tax for the big riggs and last but not least the tax we pay at the pump.

I know, I know...it's a pipe dream.


Pipe dream on steroids, yep. I can't ever recall a single instance where once the tax bureaucrats get their filthy claws into your pocket book they ever remove them. Nice thought though.

Older vehicles, dumb phones and disabled gps systems are the only thing that will keep us of the tax radar screen. Of course once implemented that will probably be a crime.



posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 01:53 AM
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Did you even read the article ? No one is proposing this. Its just a hypothetical question. Theres nothing to rage about. Just another sensationalist article.



posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 02:06 AM
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The only reason I could see libertarian minded folks agreeing to this (not to being taxed for mere travel of course) is that the tax would be applied "fairly" as per an individual's usage. That said, the tide is coming in this regard and don't think it will replace the Federal/State tax already on gasoline; it will be tacked on.

Still though, I fall back on my side-bar above in regards. While the Government has been surely granted the plenary power to tax by the People, it is still beholden to the People to decide what taxes they wish to agree with. Of course, this line of thinking has gone askew. That said, I believe if a State wishes to put this to the People and the People agree, I see no problem with Libertarian ideology regarding it; save the application thereof and the forced purchase of (yet again, another product/service) for merely traveling.





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