MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Are We Really the Land of the Free, Or Is It a Charade?

November 14th, 2012 Viewed 1719 times, 1 so far today

Guy with LaptopI’m beginning to wonder if we’re living in the middle of a change in our country, only because we’re living in it we don’t see the change.  We now live in a country that has the technology to allow the President of the United States to have a kill list that he can give to people in a office building who can use real life drones like a computer game to take out people in far off places—or American citizens.

We have people eavesdropping on conversations and reading e-mails from citizens that they were not supposed to, that they did not have permission to read, and yet ensnaring people—regardless of whether what they did was wrong.

The Government Can Track Your Cell Phone

September 23rd, 2012 Viewed 1378 times

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Did you know that the government can track your cell phone without a warrant?

[T]he court equated high-tech electronic monitoring with a bloodhound following a scent or identifying a car by its color. The judges said that GPS tracking of citizens is the same as someone following you on the street.

The Sixth Circuit judges must have gone to law school in a totalitarian country, because they clearly have no concept of most Americans’ expectation of privacy.

I would think that most Americans would think that this goes too far, but right now you have no option other than to leave your phone at home or turn off that GPS feature.


Image from Stock Exchange used under the Standard Restrictions explained at the link.

A New Definition of Privacy

April 18th, 2008 Viewed 2220 times

Late night portrait Who is the audience for your blog?  For some, it’s purely strangers you’ve met online.  Others are targeting friends and family specifically.  Still others have a mix.  Each of these have different challenges.

When you speak in the realm of personal opinion and you have primarily an audience that does not know you personally, it becomes rather strange when someone that you know actually starts reading and contributing to your blog.

What We Do Is Not Private

November 8th, 2005 Viewed 1969 times, 1 so far today

God sees all things, whether or not we think that anyone knows what we’re doing. I was reminded of this in a message I heard this past Wednesday regarding do we fear the Lord like we should. This week’s cheerleading scandal makes my point.

Panther Cheerleaders
These two women decided that they were going to try to do something private in the restroom of a bar. Unfortunately for them, it didn’t stay private. Bar patrons wanted to get into the restroom, and soon the police were informed. There was serious repercussions to to their actions. The funny thing is, it wasn’t enough to just say who they were, one of them lied about their identity.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.