…and they’re not good! Encrypted email service used by Snowden shuts down so as not to be complicit in crimes against the American people. This must read article is just another signpost on the road to serfdom. The owner of Lavabit.com stated:
“I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations,” owner and operator Ladar Levison of Dallas, Texas wrote in the statement. “I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot.” — Ladar Levison, Owner/Operator of Lavabit.com
…and Lavabit is not the only one to give the NSA the finger – Silent Circle follows Lavabit in shuttering encrypted e-mail. Just like the other data gathering by the NSA, these govt orders are blatant violations of the 4th Amendment as they indiscriminately vacuum up information “in case” it can be used against a person in the future. These companies made the right choice. Now the rest of us need to deny consent!
Our govt, in collaboration with other bankrupt western govt’s, is collecting your data for the purpose of being able to get at your money to keep their bureaucratic dreams alive. Everyone that is depending on the govt for something, better take off their rose color glasses and see the truth for what it is instead of the false promises made by politicians.
If you believe you don’t have much to lose and it can’t get much worse, I would remind you that there are different levels of being broke. So called “wealthy people” can be broke under a sea of debt and obligations, but it pales in comparison to being physically and mentally broke.
The incessant hunt for money to keep governments afloat will collapse the economies of those countries and leave most of their citizens dirt poor and many more mentally broke, unable to cope with the cheese that has not only has been moved, but eaten.
There are some very smart folks trying to identify solutions and put them in place. However, these solutions, if implemented at all, will be after 2016 when things start to unravel. You still have to survive the “reset” that will last at least until 2020. The most important preparation is mental.