AND THE DRUGNET
AND THE DRUGNET
Back when Barack Obama appeared on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’, there was a unanimous outcry from the printed media that he was lying about the surveillance state. The headlines and the articles in the New York Times seemed like they were completely out of the ‘Twilight Zone’ as most forms of broadcast media tried to curtail the outrage by pouring out the praise towards the president for trying to appeal to the average American by appearing on a comedic talk show.
It was agreed that Obama had demonstrated a remarkable display of Orwellian “doublespeak” about the domestic spying program and how it is being used.
Again we can quote Obama from his appearance when he said to Leno and to his 4 million viewers that “We don’t have a domestic spying program what we have, instead, are mechanisms that can track a phone number or an e-mail address that is connected to a terrorist attack. That information is useful.”
While the printed media was effective at pointing out this “doublespeak” it seems that most Americans amidst the chuckles and chortles didn’t realize that while denying the spying program he defined it.
We are now understanding that the domestic spying program that the president says doesn’t exist is currently obtaining American citizens’ phone records and has one-click access to emails, Facebook messages, and all Web history and then shares that data with domestic law enforcement agencies.
From there, the President shifted gears and promoted his health care plans and then vowed to overhaul the surveillance programs that he denied on the ‘Tonight Show’.
This set off an alarm for me because I remembered some research that I had done in the past, warning that the so-called Obamacare package included a great deal of medical surveillance as well where American citizens medical records and drug records would be exchanged, spied upon and sold to the highest bidder.
You may not be a terrorist or even a target of the NSA or the CIA, but these alphabet agencies – plus the DEA – may have a lot to say about how American citizens are treated for their various diseases and pain because of this so-called overhaul that is quite literally a shotgun wedding in the war against Americans.
The new medical directives are making people worried and, while there are issues being discussed about affordability and constitutionality of these proposals, I am once again realizing that a lot of the domestic spying is not only being implemented in order to track down so-called terrorists but to also track down grandma and grandpa who are selling their Oxycodone for food money.
While that might be an oversimplification, the presence of Big Brother directing and monitoring what you are doing to feel better is beginning to show itself and many people have silently gone along with the draconian rules so they are not cut off from receiving treatment and drugs for their ailments.
The surveillance programs are not just a witch hunt for the threat of extremism they are also being used to monitor and flag individuals that may be a potential problem because they may be using SSRI’s for depression or may be using narcotics for pain.
Medical records with the new Obamacare proposals were always open to investigation by Big Brother. This was a fulfillment of what Obama adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in his famous signature book “Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era”.
Brzezinski wrote, “It will soon be possible to assert almost continuous control over every citizen and to maintain up-to-date files containing even the most personal details about health and personal behavior of every citizen, in addition to the more customary data. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. Power will gravitate into the hands of those who control information.”
After Obama was elected president in 2008, he invested some $50 billion dollars in electronic medical records software. He claimed it would save us $10 billion in health care costs. It also confirmed that his staff, headed by Brzezinski, confidently knew that the medical surveillance apparatus would be part of his proposed health care plan. This was all planned many years prior to him becoming President.
The Obama administration, under the direction of Zbigniew Brzezinski – an elite socialist controller, is basically carrying out the plan for social evolution by creating a medical surveillance state, controlling not only your pain and ability to be healthy, but also your ability to protect yourself.
“Doctors and other mental health professionals play an important role in protecting the safety of their patients and the broader community by reporting direct and credible threats of violence to the authorities. But there is public confusion about whether federal law prohibits such reports about threats of violence. The Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits these reports in any way.”
This means it’s open season on any American who has a health problem or uses a drug that shows up on the “possible threat” radar.
Ask yourself if you have been finding it increasingly difficult to get the treatment you need or the drugs you need and you may be feeling the increasing encroachment of the medical surveillance state.
Many Americans do not know that if they are using a controlled substance or a drug that may be considered a risk they have reason to be paranoid. The reason is simple: from doctor to pharmacy to your home, you may or may not know that you are now subject to wire taps and undercover spies that may be informants to the DEA.
In fact, one of the informants could be your doctor. Doctors are now being pressured into assuming that all of their patients are drug seekers. If you have been subjected to urine tests, pain agreements, interrogation and impromptu “pill counts” where you are asked to bring in your bottle to the office, then you will know that you along other patients are suspected of abusing or selling their medications.
It is because some doctors are afraid of an audit where officials have threatened to take practices away if the doctors don’t do as they are told.
As prescription drug abuse has risen, the DEA has come under increasing pressure from Congress to show it is containing the problem. A report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the DEA had not shown its strategy was working and called for clearer performance measures.
Their solution was to employ the very methods used to track and spy on so-called potential terror suspects.
Ask yourself if this is not government overreach.
Reports are now indicating that pharmacies that will provide your name, your address and your birth date to the DEA via your state health authorities if you are prescribed any drug that is scheduled 2 through 5. This of course is in a database that is shared nationwide.
Now before you dismiss these allegations as salacious, according to an Economic Times report, tech start ups in India that make specialized software and analytics for global healthcare providers are recording a sharp upswing in business as millions of uninsured Americans are now enrolling in this new big brother health care system.
“These firms provide data analytics create and manage healthcare exchanges, electronic health records and help process claims,” and the report says that all of their services and software analytics will be utilized January 1, 2014. There are critics that are also indicating that much of the software and analytics provided can be used and cross referenced via a click of a mouse to potential employers who can have access to possible “high risk” employees or employees that may have a history of behavioral disorders, depression and drug dependency.
We are told that the new health care system and the digital databases promise better care and shorter waits, but it also gives the alphabet agencies more fodder for your dossier.
The new databases are being shared by state health agencies that sell the information to private data-mining companies. The records allegedly are stripped of names and addresses, but the records often contain patients’ ages, zip codes and treatment dates.
Data miners then do the leg work and, with a bit of clever puzzle-working, find enough metadata to match names to files, to drug reports, to police reports and other data. Aggressive companies use the data to target you for ads or even inform insurance agencies to hike your rates.
Exempt from federal health-privacy laws, states have long sold medical data to help finance public health studies. Demand for the information, which is relatively cheap, has shifted from university research programs to commercial data miners, which incorporate it into reports and databases they sell to direct marketers, insurers, and makers of drugs and medical devices.
Data brokers pay the highest prices to find out about people’s medical problems. The reason again is the idea that people need drugs to treat anything from stress to erectile dysfunction.
“Hospitals in the United States pledge to keep a patient’s health background confidential. Yet states from coast to Coast are putting privacy at risk by selling records that can be used to link a person’s identity to medical conditions using public information.”
It is always said that people that have nothing to hide have nothing to fear in the police state, this is because most Americans have been brainwashed into thinking that only criminals desire privacy and fear getting caught.
There are so many things that we have that we keep to ourselves and the most important is our health and the various diseases and private things that we share only with a doctor.
Privacy is an important part of having a dignified life.
If you believe that those who have nothing to hide have nothing to worry about then you are then indicating that you believe that we are all worthy of suspicion until proven otherwise.
With the medical surveillance state you may have nothing to hide, but you still have something to fear: yourself.