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Posted on 05/11/2012 6:34:15 PM PDT by Nachum
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Lazamataz: We are 98% Soviet Union now.
In old USSR one needed a passport (or a photo ID, issued by many employers and bearing minimal security features) to buy airplane or inter-city train tickets. I don't know what was the purpose of that since the ID was never checked against a database and tickets were sold to anyone. Probably that was a leftover from Stalin's times, where a citizen was essentially confined to his prescribed area for life and work. To compare, in the USA today a person needs an ID to buy alcohol or tobacco - that was not required in USSR. The internal passport was simply a standard ID that everyone had, an easy thing to ask for and to check. The USA is probably unique in the world in having no way for a citizen to prove that he is a citizen. It is not necessarily an advantage. Currently the USA uses SSN and driver's licenses as IDs, but they are not reliable (just look at the President if you can take the pain.) Canada, for example, issues citizen IDs (a plastic card.)
Travel as such in USSR was not restricted since Stalin died in 1953. Certain areas of economy actually depended on mobile workers. There were no searches on roads (except if the police was looking for an escaped criminal, I guess.) One could drive from the border with Poland all the way to Vladivostok, as long as your SUV can take it. There were no searches anywhere else, as matter of fact, unless a police officer is arresting you for a reason.
If this story is true then we are already less free than in the old USSR. The only freedom left so far that USSR couldn't match is the freedom to leave the country. But as we know the government is working on restricting that and making a passport into a privilege.
Also note that USSR's requirements for an "exit visa" were also supported by near impossibility for a common Soviet man to get an entry visa into any country that is worth visiting. This can happen to US citizens overnight - as soon as they are no longer welcome abroad.
Pervert Gropers Road Tour.
I remember a couple years ago when that clown that occupies the POTUS office was giving a speech as to why he was against the so-called Arizona immigration law. Obongo the clown was saying that it reminded him of nazi checkpoints where a family out for ice cream would be asked for their papers.
I guess this kind of thing does not bothers him after all.
Do not argue. Ask if you are arrested and on what charge. Most importantly, LEGAL SHIELD. On speed dial.
Full disclosure. I subscribe.
time to quit being scared.
Not perfectly connected, but close enough..even though it is from a fictional television show...
Commander William Adama..Battle Star Gallactica
“There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.”
What has triggered this, a sudden burst in terrorism or a sudden burst in Police Statism? The cure for this may be a sudden burst in revenue collection as states and cities go bankrupt.
All you have to say is: “Not without a warrant.” These clowns depend on a citizen not knowing their Constitutional Rights.
They had all said “yes” when asked “may we look in the trunk?”
Plenty of case law to back that a vehicle search may only be done by consent, or, abesent consent, through a warrant.
If you say “no” be prepared to hang around a while.
>>All you have to say is: Not without a warrant<<
You are absolutely right. Next thing that will take place I’m sad to say, you will be detained. A drug/weapons dog will be called in to do a sweep.
Better hope your not dealing with a crooked agent. It is not beyond the pale to have a a plant placed on or about your vehicle.
This vid is three months old or more....I was in Wash DC in February and pointed it out to 2 congressmen (Steve Austria and Steve Stivers). Neither had hear of VIPR and were pretty pissed when I showed them the video. They both said when funding time comes it should be sliced....
Sooooooo........be sure you forward this link to your Congresscritter and Senator. Call and get their Chief of Staff’s name and e-mail...they will get it in front of the big guy. Every vote will count....and you would be surprised what we know here Free Republic that they don’t....they get spoonfed what the media and their usual liberal staff weenies want them to see.
O please..they have been checking trucks for many years at truck stops. This is simple truck inspections as a nuclear bomb can easily fit in a truck.
They are not stopping random cars or citizens.
........time to quit being scared.
Scared? Anyone who isn't already "extremely" pissed off isn't paying attention.....
They depend on intimidation. A mom of three, with kids in the car, may well know that her car cannot be searched without a warrant or a specific suspicion. However will she run the risk of being abused, shouted at, guns waved around, kids scared, everyone prevented from leaving for a long time, and so on?
Tyrants always target weak and defenseless first. There are tons of examples. Hitler started his euthanasia projects with killing psychiatric patients - and there was a large ad campaign about how much it costs to feed them and how little is gained. Of course he then switched to other categories of people.
In the USA your local tyrant will threaten you with layoffs in your town's police and fire departments unless you cough up additional taxes. The meme "for the children" is universally used to push any evil agenda through.
In this case an unprepared traveler is caught in a carefully prepared dragnet. There are armed people all around, there are vehicles, communication, support - all that against you personally, who has none of that. You are massively overpowered; even if they let you go it's not because you told them to get lost - it's because they decided to let you go. There is a huge difference. Your rights are violated the moment they attempt to stop you.
Gotta say.....horsehoo to your “oh please” retort.
The state DMV or state public utilities commissions have been doing commercial truck inspections for years......not federal flipping agents.
VIPR is intended by TSA (on their website) to extend to bus stations, passenger rail and passenger water traffic....again, I say federal flipping agents only this time checking people...the feds in intra-state policing. This is new ground and NOT what congress intended when they formed these bunch of airport metermaids.....oh, by the way....TSA is lobbying to ARM these ill educated trogs.
These are the budding internal security goons with loyalty to the central state that every thugee just has to have.
Nip it. Nip it. Nip it. Just say NO.
The tsa doing this deserve to be fired upon for unlawful search and seizure. Police need to know citizens will defend themselves from officers acting illegally.
Remember recent post about tsa/dhs putting in a large order for bulletproof toll booths structures.
Opression is here. Now.
Alex Jones is not proverbial.
Alex Jones is not blind.
And, he’s not a pig.
He’s trying to make a difference.
What are you trying to do?
If I’m not mistaken, 0 recently issued an executive order that if you’re in arrears to the irs, you can’t leave the country. So to answer your question, a lot closer than you think.
You’re correct. In the video, the TSA seems to be working in conjunction with local authorities who are not pulling vehicles off the roads, but are inspecting trucks and commercial vehicles, which appears to be at a weigh station inspecting tractors and trailers. However, I don’t know the ins and outs of commerce traffic inspection so I can’t say if they violated laws and none that I see in the video.
“In old USSR one needed a passport (or a photo ID, issued by many employers and bearing minimal security features) to buy airplane or inter-city train tickets.”
You need to show ID to buy an Amtrak ticket these days.
You may be asked to produce ID when the conductor on the train collects your ticket.
I know, I used to work there (now retired).
BIG SIS: In die Hosen scheißen
You betcha. How this site degenerates Alex is a problem hard to understand.
Yes, it is new ground and the Obama administration is wishing to expand control. Tiptoeing at first. The masterminds behind the expansion of TSA duties is to also acclimate the public into acquiescence and acceptance.
If Alex degenerated I’m not sure what FReepers would do!
BIG SIS: In die Hosen scheißen
Last straw? Yeah, right. Who is standing up to this unconstitutional abuse of power? Nobody. Lots of big talk on internet message boards/forums, and loudmouths like Jones crying it on the airwaves (at least where he is on the air).
Yet the crickets chirp. America, as a people, has lost its backbone. The spirit of Liberty that so filled the hearts of our founding fathers and the thousands that spilled their blood for the foundation of this nation has grown distant. My personal belief is that it is directly related to how this nation has become filled with hubris in place of the spirit of Liberty. America has grown fat on the teat of public entitlements. The majority of americans are reliant on the government in some form or another, and essentially 50% pay absolutely nothing in support of this nation.
Our borders are wide-open for illegals to come and turn cities into extensions of the 3rd World countries they came from. Criminals are slapped on the wrist for serious crimes.
“Our President” was without a doubt indoctrinated/groomed by radicals wo endorse complete communist rule. The same-said President has appointed the most corrupt cabinet (and extended via his unconstitutional “Czars”, including admitted and practicing pedophiles, tax cheats, racist anarchists, and so much more.
We have a Congress made up of men and women who identify themselves (at least outwardly) as Democrats and Republicans, yet essentially half are, at best - Liberal, and a significant portion are all-out Socialists Hell-bent on destroying this nation and all the freedoms our fathers and forefathers died for.
We live in a nation that the media is completely given-over to the same radical Socialist agenda as so many politicians.
Politicians from both so-called political parties have printed and spent so much money, there isn’t enough money in our economy at ANY taxation level to ever pay it off. Our children and grandchildren essentially are born with what is a mortgage on their future.
Each year, over 1.25 MILLION (1,250,000) babies are denied the opportunity to live RIGHT HERE IN THE US.
We are not on at least the 3rd generation that has been indoctrinated by public schools that were taken over by the Communists (with the aid of the Teachers Unions).
A court system that has systematically dismantled the US Constitution.
Last straw? Pick one. If none of the above has pushed us over the cliff - then what will? I truly believe it is too late. The horse is out of the barn. IF we think the Euro-leeches who rioted and protested over austerity were bad... wait until it happens here. Now THAT might be the “last straw”, but it might be armed leeches in the streets “taking what’s their’s”....
Will they tuck us into bed, too?
I don’t think TSA was doing any searching. The Troopers were doing drug dog searches and inspecting cargo on trucks at weigh stations. TSA was asking truckers to be alert for suspicious activity. A total waste of TSA man hours and outside of their jurisdiction in my opinion, but they weren’t stopping citizens and searching private vehicles in that video.
I’m not too concerned with this. I’m viewing these checkpoints as being an additional potential barrier between my family and the zombie horde.
I saw one last week. There are unmarked BlackHawks flying over southern NM several times a week.
The question I have is, assuming some setup like you describe (families's vehicles being emptied at a "checkpoint") was in progress, and a "lone gunman" came in shooting; what would the response be? Among the general public? Among the conservative, like here on FR?
and what if that was some soldier defending the Constitution from domestic enemies?
I think things will continue until there would be support for that sort of violence; for the simple reason that there it [control/power] is never "enough".
>If you say no be prepared to hang around a while.
On what grounds?
Is the exercise of a right the very reasoning for the ‘probable cause’ to issue the warrant?
How long before they are pulling suspected 18 month old terrorists out of cars? Will their be a no-ride list?
I'm always amazed that so many are so willing to accept such nonsense. If I'm wrong, please give me the TSA regulations that support this idiocy. I will admit I'm wrong and get ready. I've always said, that when Americans can't freely travel interstate, that will be the beginning of the end and Joe-six-pack and Soccor-Mom may wake up.
I don't believe the above has occurred. Even the lame MSM would be on top of this.
Never consent to a search without a warrant. Ask if you are under arrest, and if not, refuse the search. If you are arrested, ask only what the charges are and contact a lawyer; say nothing to the cops without legal representation.
I won’t argue with them, but neither will I answer their questions unless local law enforcement are the ones asking for ID. Without probable cause Federal law enforcement has no constitutional authority. JMHO.
Lighten up guy/gal. This is bullshite. However, there ARE many other political things to be concerned about. This is not one of them. Focus.
This will be a stupid post when and if a nuke goes of that is in a big rig that was not checked out and it wipes out an entire city!
Yeah, they will be random, alright, cause the home they invade right after mine won’ t be on schedule..g
Accuse them of stopping you because you are a minority, make up an ethnic group if you have to.
This needed to be repeated, in bold.
Down the slope to oblivion = to hell in a [TSA-screened] handcart.
I see dead people
Spent a great deal of time in Moscow in the mid-90's and was just recalling this too...how they spoke of it and how much they loved not having to do it anymore when I was there.
They said it could take weeks or longer to get approved to visit a family member in another city.