August 14th, 2012
(HigginsBlog) – Social media cell phone censors are being touted to monitor weapons bans as US gets ready to ratify the UN small arms treaty.
But don’t worry your own cell phone won’t rat you out, in the sake of privacy, it’ll just ping the closest cell phone to report you.
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from the like-this dept.
Harperdog writes “Kirk Bansak has a great article outlining a coming revolution in non-proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and bio-weapons, courtesy of smart phones and social media. Early theory on arms control foresaw ‘inspection by the people’ as a promising method for preventing evasion of arms control and disarmament obligations and serves as a starting point for understanding ‘social verification.’ As Rose Gottemoeller recently stated: ‘[Cell phone-based] sensors would allow citizens to contribute to detecting potential treaty violations, and could build a bridge to a stronger private-public partnership in the realm of treaty verification.’”
More from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists:
Trust, but socially verify
- Emerging challenges in arms control verification create demand for innovative solutions.
- Early theory on arms control foresaw “inspection by the people” as a promising method for preventing evasion of arms control and disarmament obligations and serves as a starting point for understanding “social verification.”
- Today, such social verification would involve social actors and social activities that collectively contribute to the verification of arms control agreements by leveraging modern information and communications technologies.
Imagine a world in which the maintenance of arms control agreements was not undertaken solely by mutually suspicious governments but shared with citizens. At first glance, the proposition may seem unrealistic, but the concept is hardly new. In 1958, Seymour Melman, then an associate professor of industrial and management engineering at Columbia University, described such a vision in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, when he introduced the idea of “inspection by the people” as a promising method for preventing evasion of arms control and disarmament obligations .
He explained that “[o]wing to the large number of people that would be required for carrying out a major evasion of a disarmament agreement,” public support for disarmament and involvement in inspection could create a potent force for deterring violations. “Only one leak of information from any of the people involved in preparing a secret stockpile would be sufficient to frustrate its use.” Building on this logic, Melman and other scholars (including Lewis C. Bohn, Grenville Clark, Louis Sohn, and Leo Szilard) put forth various proposals in the late 1950s and early 1960s for creating an international network of citizen reporting and whistle-blowing. As envisioned then, such a network would be overseen by an international inspectorate and might include both financial incentives and legal protections for informants.
57 Senators Protest To Protect Second Amendment Rights From U.N. Trade Treaty
57 Senators sign a letter protesting calls from globalist to infringe on Second Amendment rights through a United Nations Trade Treaty.
Lou Dobbs reports on the Senators signing of the letter in protest of the treaty in the video attached on the left of this page.
Senator Hatch recently released the following statement on this issue.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) joined his colleague Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and 43 other Senators in expressing grave concern about the dangers posed to Second Amendment rights by the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty. In a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, the 45 senators said they would oppose ratification of an Arms Trade Treaty that in any way restricts the rights of law-abiding American gun owners. This is enough to block the treaty from Senate passage, as treaties submitted to the U.S. Senate require approval of two-thirds of Senators present to be ratified.
For those that claim UN Treaties don’t mean squat (like the f*cktard in that FOX News video above) – International treaties are the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND as stated directly in the constitution – It’s called the Supremacy Clause:
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”
Source: Higgins Blog