Timothy Hale-Cusanelli – A US Political Prisoner

Timothy Hale-Cusanelli has been an  army reservist for eleven years and is a contractor at the Naval Weapons Station in New Jersey. He has no criminal record.

He was arrested on January 15th of this year for participating in the occupation of the US Capitol on January 6th. He has been held without bail since then and transferred between several jails/prisons in multiple states during that time.

It is reported that many of the January 6th prisoners have been subjected to beatings and torture while being held without bail. There are no specific reports of this man being treated in that manner at this time.

None of the charges against him are for violent crimes. He is not accused of vandalizing or stealing anything. None of the charges include weapons possession or use. The charges he faces are for trespassing, obstruction, disorderly conduct and “parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.”

The US Department of Justice prosecutor has requested that his trial be delayed until 2022 in order to give them time to build a case against him stating that “the government cannot meet discovery obligations until early 2022. That’s a conservative estimate”

In the meantime, he stays in jail.

The justice department is also accusing him of being a white supremacist and supporting Nazi ideology. No official complaints have ever been filed on him either at his place of employment or in his Army reserve unit. The primary basis for these accusations by the US DoJ, which are not crimes by the way, are the memes found on his phone.

I know what I believe but I would like to hear your thoughts, is this man a political prisoner?

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

The Freedom Phone – A Response

My post on the Freedom Phone received more views than any other post ever on this blog (link).

One longtime reader of the blog chimed in with some actual technical concers regarding cell phones in general. Another reader left a comment about not doing bad things with certain body parts, essentially saying (I assume) that I was bashing the Freedom Phone. What I said was that I was taking a “wait and see” attitude. I am hopeful this new option provides exactly what they say the do. I responded to the commenter with some more specific concerns about the platform which I think bear mentioning in a post.

So here you go:

The offering is interesting but before I make a decision I would like more information. The company selling this phone offers VERY LITTLE in the way of technical specs for either the hardware or software. Before I give anything a thumbs up form a security perspective I want to see more than marketing blurbs.

While the Android OS is open source and based on Linux the vast majority of the code is developed privately by Google employees and contractors. Google is also the major sponsor and funding source for the open source community around Android OS. Many components necessary for the operating system to be used on a phone are still proprietary and closed software maintained by Google. It would be extremely easy for Google to insert code that could be used to spy on those running Android-based systems without anyone being aware. In fact, it is proven that they do exactly this. One of Google’s operating units, Jigsaw, is a government contractor assisting the NSA and otheragencies in their spy efforts. So, there is not only a political incentive but also a financial incentive for Google to plant spyware in the Android OS stack.

The hardware for the phone is sourced from China. It is a phone designed for the Chinese market by a Chinese company with ties to the CCP. Now, pretty much all phones are manufactured in China or from Chinese made parts. However, Apple, Google, Intel, etc. go to great lengths to ensure that the phones or components are free of embedded spyware (they hate competition). They have not always been successful with Intel being the most visible victim of this activity. If you buy ANY Chinese made electronics not under contract by a major US, Japanese, Korean or Taiwanese company it is almost guaranteed to have spyware embedded.

With all that said, it is POSSIBLE that the folks selling the Freedom Phone have overcome these obstacles and provided exactly what they advertise. But before I accept that as fact I want a lot more information and independent verification especially considering the recent history of even cybersecurity companies being compromised (supposedly by the Russians but more likely by the Chinese).

I certainly hope the folks at Freedom Phone have or can accomplish what their marketing claims.

With that said, cell phones technology as a whole has some critical security gaps which no vendor can bypass (technically or legally):

    • Every cell device is required to have a unique identifier in order to access cellular networks. These numbers are tied to your account with a provider. Legally, retailers of so called “burner phones” are supposed to record personal data and tie it to the phones identifier (some may not if cash is used).
    • When that device is powered on it connects to multiple cell towers providing a location (through triangulation) of the device. This information is tracked by the carrier and is available to the government, in most cases without a warrant. Just ask the folks who were in Washington DC on January 6th.
    • Apps like Signal, ProtonMail and VPNs that encrypt communications are a good idea (I highly recommend using them). However, if the device itself is compromised/spyware installed the data on the device can easily be accessed including that sent over encrypted channels.

Another good point to consider and plan for is how you will communicate if cell service/Internet access is shut off. We are seeing that today in Cuba and have seen it in Hong Kong and other places recently.

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

It’s About Control…

A wise man once said:

Gun control is not about guns, it’s about control.

Control is what The Party, AmSoc, wants over the people of the US. Removing the threat of armed resistance is only one aspect of an agenda designed to increase dependence on the government and remove the will and ability to defend our freedoms and oppose their “benevolent” tyranny.

Fear is a tool of control. Fear of the Russians, fear of the the white folks, fear of crime, economic fears, climate fears and fear of disease are all used to drive compliance and dependence.

Fear is used to divide us. Fear is used to create dependency. Fear is used to control.

The powers that be, the forces of darkness, AmSoc, want us all to be good little proles, easily controlled and marching in step with their agendas.

Wake up!

Resist that control…while you still can.

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

It Is Time To Stand Up, It Is Time To Lead…

I am sick and tired of elected representatives pushing their agendas on us. We elect these folks (clowns) to represent us and then they use every mechanism possible to force us to confirm to their goals and plans.

We are the citizens of this nation. In our representative republic it is the citizens of the nation are the leaders. Our elected representatives are supposed serve us and represent us and our goals, values and agendas. This is true of every elected official from the President to Congress to our local school board members. They are our servants.

When those servants do not represent us it is time to replace them. When they use their power to overrule the citizenry or to stifle the voices of the the citizenry it is time to replace them.

That is the reason for the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

We need to exercise those rights and make our voices heard. Loudly, clearly and peacefully. We need to vote for candidates that represent our views and not for candidates from a specific political party.

Now what happens if we find that we are no longer able to make those staffing changes through the ballot box?

Well, for that situation, and I pray it never comes to this, the founding fathers gave us the Declaration of Independence and the Second Amendment…

Stay alert, stay prepared, stay safe and pray for our nation.

God bless.

Conflicted…

I haven’t been posting much of late and one of the main reasons is that I am struggling with just exactly what I want to post and what I should be posting. One the one hand I want to call attention to the actions of the “powers that be” and do my (tiny) part in rallying opposition to their destruction of our nation, our constitution and our founding principles. On the other hand I am hesitant to fan the flames of division that are tearing our nation apart.

The Bible teaches that I should put aside the concerns of the world, focus on Jesus Christ and spreading the Gospel. At the same time, we are not supposed to stand by and ignore the evils of the world. I have been praying on this for several and I think I have come to a place of clarity. I will continue to pray on this to ensure that my point of clarity is correct.

If Christians had united to stand against the rise of the Nazis and the Bolsheviks it is possible many millions of lives could have been saved. I believe we are at a similar point in our nation’s history. If we do not make a stand not only will our nation, constitution and founding principles be washed away but many thousands will likely meet their end and the Gospel will be subverted and suppressed.

So, I believe speaking out is not only a secular duty but a duty of my faith to speak out against the path our nation is on and the forces pushing us down that path.
“Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens.”
-Ephesians 6:10-12

Stay alert, stay prepared, stay safe and pray for our nation.

God bless.

A Tale Of Two Armies

Russia:

According to a number of news sources The Kremlin has ordered combat readiness check of their entire military. Russian officials are being clear that the purpose is to:

…ensure high quality of control, training and security in the movement of military echelons and military equipment.

It appears the Russians what to be ready to defend their borders. It is also clear that they are using this exercise to rattle the cages of Western and Ukrainian politicians.

USA:

Instead of focusing on the military readiness of our armed forces, the US military is busy trying to purges their ranks of “extremists.” For those not in the know, that means anyone who does not buy into the legitimacy of The New Regime or anyone who does not agree with AmSoc’s policies and agenda. At the same time AmSoc and their fraudulent puppet, Creepy Uncle Joe, are focusing our military on fighting the “true threat” to America, the weather.

More important to AmSoc than combat readiness is funding and supporting gender fluidity and removing biases. Crazy, outdated, repressionist ideas like not allowing pregnant women to fly combat missions or having physical performance standards that are too high for everyone to pass must be eliminated.

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Given these two tales, which military is more likely to be able to perform their primary mission of defending their nation? Given these two tales, which is more likely to deter aggression from hostile powers?

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

Battle Lines Being Drawn

Once Florida and Texas led the way, several states now have executive orders or laws preventing the rollout of “vaccine passports” within their borders.

Several states have or are in the process of passing laws to become “2nd Amendment” sanctuaries preventing local law enforcement from cooperating with the enforcement of unconstitutional Federal firearms laws or executive orders. (Of course, they still haven’t been able to audit ballots from within their own state, specifically Maricopa County, where ruling AmSoc (Demoncrat) are trying to prevent their own election fraud antics from coming to light.)

Arizona has passed a law against the “election reforms” included in HR1 which they refer in the law as the “corrupt politicians act.” Georgia and other states have or are working to enact laws that would run directly counter to the changes proposed in HR1. (Texas and some other states passed those laws several years ago.)

The list of states that are actively working to block and defeat the AmSoc agenda spewing out of Washington DC is growing and growing more active. The “bully pulpit,” sanctuary declarations, counter laws and lawsuits are all being used to counter the socialist power grabs from Washington.

Many of us on the Conservative/libertarian side of the fence are cheering these actions and encouraging even more of it.

However…

What we are seeing is, essentially, the (figurative) redrawing of the Mason-Dixon line from the last American Civil war. Those states actively working against the AmSoc tyranny of The New Regime will likely become the backbone of secession/rebellion in the coming unpleasantness. The battle lines may be more clearly drawn than I (or a lot of people smarter than me) had anticipated. Which might be a good thing. A peaceful dissolution is the only chance we have to avoid the chaos and hell of another civil war.

A strong suggestion…if you are a freedom-loving, Constitution-supporting American it would be a really good idea to get yourself and your family to a “red-state” as soon as practical. There is a strong probability that “your kind” will experience some serious backlash as these lines are drawn. Likewise for AmSoc supporters who reside in “red-states.” If you doubt me, research what happened in “border states” like Missouri and Kansas during the last civil war.

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

 

Executive Orders On Disarming Americans On The Way

Several news sources have said that Creepy Uncle Joe and his AmSoc handlers will be signing executive orders on “gun control” Thursday (tomorrow). These could be fairly meaningless or fairly dramatic depending on how hard they feel they can push in disarming Americans.

I am praying they are symbolic in nature and accomplish little but who can tell with the New Regime. I mean, after all, they have already fortified Washington DC with the walls they claimed were so evil when they were proposed to protect our national borders. They also have thousands of politically vetted National Guard troops on hand so they may think they are safe to push the nation over the edge and into civil war.

In any case stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

A couple of weeks ago I posted about Prepping in the middle of the collapse (link). In the section on self-defense I warned that since the fall of the Republic the rule of law is over and laws are being selectively enforced based on race and politics:

A word of caution, we are rapidly sliding back into the times when different people groups in our society have different codes of justice. Race, political affiliation, gender, religion and other factors will determine how the laws of this nation are applied to you. So will the locale in which you live (refer back to Get to Safety).

Here is an example of just that.

A Back the Blue/Patriotic caravan was planned in Oregon’s capitol city of Salem. Antifa showed up in “counter protest” which included throwing objects at the vehicles in the caravan including rocks big enough to shatter windows.

As far as I am concerned projectiles thrown with enough force to shatter car windows (especially while the vehicle is in motion) represent a reasonable threat of death or serious bodily injury. It is a deadly assault on those folks driving through town and their passengers.

Oregon police did nothing to stop it.

When one of the motorists stepped out of his vehicle, the Leftist insurgents not only continued their attempt to stone the man to death the armed crowd began to close on the man. I don’t think they were planning to give him a hug.

However the man pulled a firearm, racked a round into the chamber and was promptly arrested by Oregon police.

Yep, those with approved ideologies can commit assault at will but when a person with the wrong ideology goes to defend themselves they are promptly arrested…

Now, two things about this man’s actions:

    1. As everyone should have learned from Reginald Denney’s fate during the Rodney King riots, when a mob or riot situation, do not stop and DO NOT leave the vehicle. If you are encased in a couple of tons of steel and glass stay inside. A dent in your truck is relatively easily repaired and not life threatening. Dents to the brain bucket are not easily repaired and can be fatal.
    2. Why are you carrying on an empty chamber? Why is the chamber empty in the middle of an assault?
    3. Do not pull and brandish the firearm like it is a magic talisman warding off evil. If someone else in the crowd has a firearm, you are potentially giving them justification to pop you first. If it is time to shoot, shoot. If it is not time to shoot keep that smoke wagon un-skinned.

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

Colorado Shooting: How About Some Actual Facts…

How about some ACTUAL facts about the Boulder shooting?

Despite what has been claimed, the shooter was NOT a white man and was NOT a Trump supporter. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, was born in Syria. Was a devout Muslim and posted support for ISIS on social media. He frequently posted anti-Trump messages on social media.

Biden comes on the air this morning and says that we need to ban “High Capacity” magazines and “Assault Weapons” in response and in order to prevent more such incidents.

Colorado banned magazines holding more than ten rounds back when Obama was still in office (2013 I believe).

Biden says that his previous assault weapons ban reduced mass shootings. The Department of Justice under Obama could not show ANY impact of the assault weapons ban on crime or mass shootings.

The Demonrats are in a full court press to pass any and all the gun control they can. Do not be deceived. This is not about saving lives (it won’t). This is not about preventing mass shootings (it won’t). This is about removing our right to protect ourselves from evil men who shoot up grocery stores, Leftist insurgents bent on burning this nation to the ground and wannabe dictators who believe this country exists to benefit the political class.

Stand up! Contact your senators and tell them how YOU expect them to represent YOU.

Prepare! The time when we can change the course of the nation through the traditional means guaranteed by the Constitution is rapidly coming to an end (if it hasn’t already). When the government is no longer governing with the consent of the people…bad things happen. Time and again we have seen tyrannical governments using force to silence the voices they don’t care to hear. We, as a nation, for the first time in my memory need to be prepared to face this situation. As violence increases it begins to affect all of us, whether we are a part of the violence or not. You need to be able to defend yourself and your loved ones. You need to be able to provide necessities in the midst of chaos and shortage. You need to be prepared for the financial chaos that will accompany such times.

Pray! The darkness cannot stand against the light. Those who are driving our nation to the brink of chaos are in turn driven by dark and evil forces. Pray that we will turn away from this crisis. That we will see a revival in this nation. Only God can save us at this point.

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.