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  • just a conservative girl 2:22 PM on 04/24/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Republican Intern Adam Savader Arrested for Alleged Sexual Extortion Scheme – Don’t Parents Talk to Their Children about Taking Naked Photos of Themselves? 

    Normally this isn’t the type of story I would do a post about.  People do creepy things in this day and age.  But, since I know this guy I am intrigued by this story.  Adam worked as an intern for the Romney Campaign and also was a paid staffer for the Newt Campaign.  My regular readers may remember that a very good friend of mine was also a paid staffer for Newt.  As such, after I realized that I wasn’t all that jazzed with the choices we had in the last round, I did decide to go and work for the Newt campaign as well.  I wasn’t paid, but I did a great deal of work on a volunteer basis.  I enjoyed spending time with my bud, and I learned a great deal doing it.  This is where I met Adam.

    Adam had always struck me a little awkward, but I am very shocked to hear this.  I talked to people who I still am in contact with from the Newt campaign last night and they are just as shocked as I am.  One of these friends just had him as a houseguest recently.  Another said:

    I’m just shocked!!! I just thought he was a very severe young guy who would eventually loosen up!! WOW!!

    Now he has been arrested for trying to blackmail women to send him nude photos of themselves.  Apparently he somehow came across pictures of naked women, found out their identities and tried to blackmail them into sending more photos or he would publicly release the photos that he found.  Creepy, very creepy.  Obviously under our justice system he is considered innocent until proven otherwise.  He is facing up to five years in federal prison.  Since he is only 21 years old, that is very sad.  This will take away his voting privileges for life, his desire to work in politics is now over, and even though it will be a federal prison, it won’t be fun.  Seeing naked pictures of women is pretty easy so why he felt he needed to go to this extreme is profoundly confusing, except to say again, that I found him to be very awkward.  He was 21 so why couldn’t just go and buy a Playboy is something that I just don’t understand.

    But I must ask myself why is it that he was able to find naked pictures of women seemingly so easily?  Don’t parents have this discussion with their daughters?  I don’t know how old these women are exactly, but apparently they were all college aged.  It seems that they were students with him at the same college.

    We live in an age where virtually everyone has a camera on them at all times.  I know no one that doesn’t have at least a camera on their cell phone.  Even mine which is the cheapest of all services still has a camera and the ability to upload those photos easily.  Most young Americans are on some sort of social media; twitter and Facebook to name just two.  Virtually everyone in the country has access to email.  Is it common to put naked pics of yourself in these forums?  I have never done it (thank God for small miracles) and never would.  I wouldn’t even think that sending a naked photo of myself over the internet to the man in my life would be a good idea.  The reality is this, once you put it out over the internet, it is no longer private.  As much as we would like to think that it is, it just isn’t.  Facebook’s policy is quite clear, you cannot expect privacy from what you post.  It is out there.  Any photos that I put on this blog are out there and become public domain.  Hence the reason you don’t see photos of my family and loved ones on this blog.  I refuse to do it.

    I am in no way trying to blame the alleged victims in this case, but what I am saying is don’t we have conversations with our kids about the very real dangers of social media?  We live in a world that has crazy on every corner and you never really know what someone is going to do.  Apparently these young women did have naked photos of themselves, in some cases stored in their email accounts.  Isn’t that bizarre?  Why would you have naked photos of yourself in your email?  Is this a normal thing now with college aged kids?  I don’t recall knowing anyone who did this when I was in college.

    I know my parents never had these conversations with me, but in their in defense I didn’t grow up in the time of everyone having a cell phone and internet access.  My parents never really had to have this discussion with me, and beyond that I have always been shy about these types of things anyway.  I can’t imagine letting anyone taking a picture of me naked.

    Now, I was just reading the other day that a school system in New York was running an anti-bullying campaign in the school where they had the girls role play being a lesbian and asking their classmates for a kiss.  That is something that the school spends time on, but are they addressing this issue?  It would seem to me that this is an issue that is far more important than teaching teenagers how to pick up same-sex partners, but hey that is just me.

    I want to make it perfectly clear, if Adam is guilty, he belongs in jail.  He should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.  Again, I am not blaming the young women here, but I am asking if we are doing enough, as parents, to discuss the real dangers that exist in our technology driven society?  It seems to me that the answer is apparently not.

    I guess now I know why he was on social media constantly during the day.

    H/T The Other McCain

     
  • Sherry 10:07 AM on 12/29/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Yet another reason to Homeschool, Go off the Grid, Vote Them Out, Pray… 

    Because we didn’t read the bill before we passed it, the Stimulus bill of 2009 Surprize! has an easter egg that stinks to high heaven.  Kudos to the Missouried Education Watchdog for doing the leg work, and it deserves more press than it’s getting. 

    Living just outside the beltway, I don’t recall a firestorm of criticism about creating a national database, defacto or otherwise of student information, and I listen to conservative sources of information that are local.  So I’m thinking, this needs more noise, more pressure, more concern.  We’re going to be told in soothing tones, nothing to see here, move along.  But information is power.  Having access to information without our consent or knowledge, is dangerous power. 

    Go read it. 

    Then start brainstorming, how do we deconstruct the Leviathan that has become our government, where rules are written and rewritten silently to eliminate privacy, to eliminate our liberty, to allow others who do not love us, to know more than in some cases, those who do love us, know.

    http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2011/12/emmett-mcgroarty-executive-director-of.html

     
    • stlgretchen 10:50 AM on 12/29/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the exposure on this. Not only does the government want to track existing human capital, it wants to track your children even before they are born! It’s voluntary, for now:

      http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2011/03/question-is-version-of-p20-pipeline.html

      And here are the data sets ready to be implemented on public education students;

      http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2011/11/this-is-going-in-your-permanent-file.html

      Would love to combine forces with other organizations to put a stop to this erosion of civil liberties. Please contact us through Facebook at “Missouri Education Watchdog” or at stlgretchen@gmail.com

    • Mary De Voe 3:54 PM on 12/29/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Medical records too, after one has paid for them, now belong to the doctor, to do with as he pleases and can be sold or used to insure and to not insure as the corporations decides. Hereditary diseases among others can now be determined for many generations and may be used to discriminate against an innocent individual in hiring and education and who may live and who may die according to the state, Obamacare, with its nationalization of healthcare, must absolutely have this degrading, condescending violation of another human being ‘s sovereign personhood and informed consent in the fine print. As Pelosi said: “Hurry up and pass it so we can learn what is in it.” Believe me, Obama is no Santa Clause. Obama will suck the life out of us, in the same way as he approves of the brains of the unborn being sucked out. Obama is no Big Brother, Obama is the devil in disguise. Congress makes laws and legislates the will of the people. Obama is a usurper and imposter, alien and traitor

    • Mary De Voe 12:00 AM on 12/30/2011 Permalink | Reply

      IP initials for Intellectual Property, is being raped from citizens without our congressional representatives being and having informed consent to speak for us and for themselves. Business as usual for Congress does not include raping information or transffering stolen intellectual property to Obama. “Lets pass it to find out what is in it” says Pelosi. The citizens have been swindled through Congress by our government. Hillary Clinton put in her healthcare package a two year federal prison sentence for any doctor who dared to medically assist any person not in his assigned group. Does anybody really believe that Obamacare is less punitive? Having not been given the time to read the fine print and denied informed consent, persons are just like a fourteen year old pregnant girl forced into an abortion and being driven to an abortion clinic by the public school nurse and across state lines. The same public school nurse who handed the infant child the ineffective condom . It is the duty of the state to protect its citizens’ virginity, innocence, civil rights to privacy and intellectual property.This would be done through informed consent and representative government, otherwise it is piracy.

    • stlgretchen 12:08 AM on 01/05/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thought you would like to know the data being shared on students via tracking bracelets in elementary school. Kids will need to wear for 1 week…24/7:

      http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2012/01/are-parkway-parents-paying-attention.html

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