DHS Snitch App For iPhone

December 15, 2010

Sound like Nazi Germany? No, it’s the latest brainchild of the Dept. of Homeland Security. And like so many misnomers of government creation this one is called Patriot App. I wonder if it’s free or you have to pay Homeland Security to rat out someone?

In case you can’t read the fine print (not to mention between the lines) the categories you can choose from are:

Right out of the fuhrer's playbook

  • National Security Threats
  • Suspicious Activity
  • Crime Report
  • Product Safety
  • Environmental Safety
  • Government Waste (how about this App??)
  • Pandemic
  • Employee Whistle Blower
  • Most Wanted

This coupled with the ‘If you see something, say something campaign‘ Wal-Mart is doing in cahoots with Janet Napolitano is guaranteed to keep us safe.

It seems sorta creepy to me having Big Sis looking down on us What say you?

Meanwhile Chicago, even after the Supreme Court overturned the city’s handgun ban continues to clamp down on gun owner rights. First they made it harder (increased paperwork and more expensive) to register guns, then they limit gun sales in the city and now they are making more difficult to use shooting ranges. Something’s not right here.

Aloha, Mikie



If You Must

November 1, 2010

Let’s cut to the chase. If you believe the most recent wisdom spewed from the mouth of Vice President Joe Biden that

“Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive.”

then I suggest you vote for the people, party and philosophy that believes that hogwash!

As far as I know the government didn’t contribute any vision or incentive to Bill Gates when he created Microsoft. Nor did it exactly have to incentivize Steve Jobs with the iPhone or iPad. So what the hell’s he talking about?

Government doesn’t create jobs or innovate. Look at General Motors. I’ve just been on pins and needles waiting for the Government Motors IPO. How about you? Forget for a second that they can’t sell their electric cars because the battery packs alone costs as much as some other lower end gas models, and this is with government help.

According to Stephen Bailey of The Independent News out of the UK,

“Creativity is the last legitimate means of securing an unfair advantage. Google, satellite navigation, Equitrade, screw-top wine . . . these inventions and concepts will change our lives forever. But what inspires their creators?”

Certainly not the government! Not ours, the UKs nor any other government. It just doesn’t happen that way. The more government regulation, the less innovation. Just look at the public schools vs charter schools. The cost efficiencies of privately run companies with the freedom to hire and staff to suit a business model vs companies hampered by union rules where you can never get rid of the under-performers or trouble makers-you only pay them more!

Every time there is a global disaster, the American people give freely in multiples far greater than any other country, but get the government involved and right away there’s massive fraud, red tape and inefficiency on a giant scale -not to mention the price tag.

So just take a look around at your own life, your community, your state and the country as a whole and honestly answer the question “does the government do it better or not?” If you answer yes, then vote the same guys back in cause you’ll get the same results again. If the answer is no, then WAKE UP! Vote for less government, less taxes, less regulation. less spending and less waste! Be a part of making America great again with free market solutions and real innovation to tackle the very real business and social problems all around us.

Aloha, Mikie


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