uspol, The RESTRICT Act is NOT A DRILL! call your reps!
I have not been seeing nearly enough discussion about what is poised to be one of the most dangerous bills to move through congress this decade.
For those not in the know, Senate Bill 686 The RESTRICT Act in its current form grants sweeping authority for the U.S. government to prosecute, fine, and imprison any person whom--among *many* other things--uses a VPN to access any "app" operated by a "foreign adversary" of the U.S.
The wording of the bill is so broad and vague that it can criminalize a wide range of technologies, and potentially even ensnaring U.S. citizens for conspiracy simply on the basis that they use a VPN that the US gov. can't snoop on and see what they're doing with it.
Let that sink in--you could face a minimum of 20 years in prison and from $250,000 up to $1,000,000 in fines, just for protecting your online privacy with a VPN, and your only recourse is to appeal in the D.C. circuit court.
The bill's sponsors pinky promise it won't be used for that, and it's only meant to catch foreign actors engaged in subterfuge etc, but the language to back that claim just isn't there. The anti-circumvention penalties and restrictions essentially put at risk anyone whom engages in any activity using these technologies due to the fact that if the technology is working, then the government can't see what you're using it for, and therefore simply using it could be used as the basis for charges of conspiracy to circumvent.
It is abundantly clear that if this passes, it can and will eventually be used to target anyone engaging in activities the government or its corporate sponsors don't like.
This isn't a slippery slope. It's a lubed up vertical waterslide straight to weaponizing the acting regime's list of potential "threats" against citizens engaging in protected speech.
Don't just write your representatives. Call them. Demand that they oppose this bill, and vow to actively campaign for their opponents if they won't.
If this passes, then ultimately no speech is protected in the U.S. It is 100% unconstitutional, but do you really trust our current courts stacked with political operatives to shoot it down?
Read the bill and see related info here:
Go here to find your representatives and how to contact them about it:
Here's more reading on the bill and how it affects us:
Well, that was rough. It’s always hard and emotional when people need to leave the church for life reasons, but this time everyone was in tears. One of the several foster children, taken in by members, is being relocated to his extended family in New York. While normally that is a good outcome, most of us aren’t convinced that it’s true in this case. The government thinks otherwise. Everyone poured out their love on him and prayed for God‘s guidance and protection and said goodbye.
If my oldest daughter turned out like Eva, I wouldn't be upset. She already sounds a bit like her😂
Probably preaching to the choir, but keep your eyes on the globalists and stand against their evil.
So, turns out, both sticks of RAM from my build a few months ago were bad. Guess I got a bad batch? Decided to start turning off abruptly more and more frequently until the computer was unusable. It seems like they degraded with time. Anyone know why that might be? I don't push this machine at all.
I found this mesh network visualizer from a few years ago that stuck with me.
You can tweak the range and number of nodes and the results sort of surprised me.
Andddddd…. There it is folks.
CBDCs starting in America in July of 2023.
“All corners of the country” will be involved.
Get your act together now!
Made soup. I think the half Serrano pepper I added has made it inedible to @mary 😔🌶️
“I’m going to be responsible and get more sleep.” -Me
“OK, time for a new day!” -Me
@mary needs at least twice as much sleep, you know, like a normal person. Whenever I switch gears mentally, I need a 30 minute nap, but then I’m good.
I interviewed Michelle Yeoh a few years ago about #StarTrekDiscovery and I mentioned offhand that I'd written an article about what seeing her use her accent on the bridge of a starship meant to me.
She stopped and said "Wait, that was YOU?"
And then proceeded to talk about how much that article had meant to HER and how it contributed to the success of the show.
I can't think about it without crying.
(The original article: https://authory.com/SwapnaKrishna/On-Star-Trek-Discovery-and-Michelle-Yeohs-accent-aa6d2eb01b3a24970abf406c39146df33)
We Do Camps!