By: Sheppardshoney

We, as free citizens have taken a voice & cried out in the effort to keep censorship from our on-line social media.
The fact that Lawmakers, Parliamentarians, or Governments, however you say it… are trying to monitor the social
content distributed by people on line, has people up in arms.. myself included.

Is twitter censoring our tweets? Not according to this document.

@TweetSmarterTwitter isn’t Censoring You. Your Government is.

Our Governments are censoring us, but Why?

There are terrorists & activists that inflict fear in the hearts of people and may have used social media in
the past to organize and implement acts against governments, businesses & innocent people.
It’s true that the use of social media is used not only for a meet & greet of minds around the world but
for things that scare us. People abuse the privilege of the freedoms that are
provided and use it for sinister means. It is like that in all aspects of any media.
It doesn’t matter, you will always have the good with the bad. Good vs. Evil.
Should we allow terrorists to be able to use social media? No! Obviously! Can we stop them? Probably not. Even if there are
ways of intercepting and destroying the information that criminals distribute of their plans & propaganda the innocent
will always be the ones that are going to ultimately pay the price in an effort to stop these individuals. But who is to decide
who the “bad” people are? In Syria & Libya the Governments claimed that the protestors were being influenced by outside media.
These protestors were labeled terrorists by their government but most people in the western world saw these protestors as,
just that, protestors. Objecting to the villainy & oppression placed upon it’s citizens by a corrupt & greedy government.
To me, these were innocent people who just wanted a life for their family, with out tyranny & oppression.
So who really decides who the bad guys are? Are civil liberties to be taken away from every one in hopes of quashing the few who have hate in their hearts?
I understand the need to protect the citizens of the world from people who kill & destroy in the name of hatred.
But it should not be at the expense of Freedom of speech, the freedom of the voice of the people for the people.
We elect our officials to see to our needs, safety, a healthy economy, and a haven of security where Democracy is the ruling force.
If we allow the haters to rule our rights & freedoms, to take away our right to say our piece and to express ourselves, we no longer have the power of freedom, we bow down to the power of fear. Information sharing is a way to ferret out those haters and expose monsters for who they are, where they are, and what they are up to, so the authorities can bring them to justice. That is what a Democracy is, isn’t it? People joined together to ensure the Freedom & practice of the Principles of society. Society says we want Freedom of Speech!!

I’m not promoting politicians I’m just pointing these politicians out that are in a position to filibuster PIPA : VotefortheNet.com asks supporters to donate to four senators who have threatened to filibuster PIPA. Those four are Democrats Ron Wyden of Oregon and Maria Cantwell of Washington and Republicans Rand Paul of Kentucky and Jerry Moran of Kansas.

Pirates use the internet to steal copyrighted material & distribute it for their own gain. I don’t agree with this.
They are stealing (period) It’s theft. You can’t dress it up any other way. By stealing Movies, Television programs & Music etc..
They are fundamentally destroying the entertainment that we enjoy. Pirates diminish the revenue of the entertainment media and ultimately
have lead to the demise of popular Television shows. That is why watching ‘live’ is so important for ratings for any program.
The advertisers that have commercials during these programs are the ones paying for these programs to stay in your living rooms for your viewing privilege.
By supporting these thieves, people support the loss of freedom to legally access media in our homes, on our computers and in society.

We bash the pirates, I myself included, but the corporate world is just as cut throat as the pirates themselves. Speaking solely about music for a moment…. There are some legal on-line sites that run legitimately but they are profiting more than the artists themselves.. It’s about money.. plain and simple. People wouldn’t be having a fit if it had to do with anything else. You hit the pocket book & you get a reaction.. EVERY time. Should we allow pirating..? NO! However, I’m feeling more for the artists, actors/actresses & people trying to make a living that are involved with the production of these works of art rather than the big Corporations that are the ones that are profiting on the on-line distribution of the media and that are profiting in obscene amounts to be sure. We can’t stop the the rich from getting richer but we sure can stop the process of limiting our voice to complain about it. I like the right to be able to complain if I so desire, get mad and rail at big business that stomps on the little guy. Pirates that steal this media and distribute it for free to people, are sometimes viewed as Robin Hoods, just to say we are giving it to the “man”. Needless to say if these businesses want to protect their copyrights, they are more than entitled to, but pushing for the destruction of these pirated sites are the driving force some lobbyists needed to push their own agenda to further the security of the internet and encourage censorship. That is how I see it.

Counterfeit consumer goods and medications are also an issue..but I don’t know enough about that to voice my opinion.

Say NO to #ACTASpread the word! #ACTAhttp://t.co/Cyw8XYaRLobbyists are not our voice, they have their own agenda.

All in all, we elect officials to so see to the protection and security of our nations. They do try their best (sorta, kinda) but there will always be the haters, the people who steal, the people who don’t like another because of any number of reasons. The innocent people need a voice, they need to express themselves, share ideas, bring the world together in one voice. That is how we fight against wrong. If someone silences even one voice, even if it is not the words one wishes to hear… we allow our world to shrink and soon we will be in a cage, without Freedom. The internet is a tool to promote the Freedom of our Global Community. Time to use that voice we got, STOP on-line censorship!! Send out a ROAR and let yourself be heard.. or we will be meowing from our cages!


Burke of Fast and Furious had anti-gun history

A glimpse inside Obama / Holder DOJ = Pirate


The career path of former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke can be charted through an ascending string of jobs from Arizona’s Supreme Court to the U.S. Senate, White House, Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department.

It is a resume that spans more than two decades in three branches of government.

Then, suddenly, it nose-dives on Aug. 30, 2011, when Burke resigned as U.S. attorney amid a scandal over a gun-smuggling case known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Since that day, the gregarious public servant has gone silent, and nearly invisible, except that his name appears prominently in Justice Department documents, congressional hearings and news reports.

Burke’s political downfall may have been shocking, but an Arizona Republic analysis of his career suggests that the cause — firearm politics — has been a pet theme through most of his 23 years in government.

The end came after federal records and testimony revealed that Burke last year pressed colleagues and superiors to deny that the Justice Department knowingly allowed guns to be smuggled into Mexico under his watch, and that two of those weapons wound up at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

In e-mail exchanges with DOJ officials, Burke incorrectly described allegations about Fast and Furious by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, as “categorically false.” He also reviled congressional investigators as “stooges” for gun-rights zealots.

Burke finally quit his post after testifying in secret to congressional investigators about the case.

He was not the only federal official to suffer fallout. At the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, national Director Kenneth Melson was reassigned and Arizona’s top agent, William Newell, was transferred. On Capitol Hill, Grassley called for the removal of Lanny Breuer, second in command of the Justice Department, and many in Congress have said Attorney General Eric Holder should be fired.

But, of all the officials caught up in America’s so-called “gun-walking” scandal, Dennis Kiernan Burke is the only one to lose his job.

A resignation letter to President Barack Obama said simply, “It is the right time to move on to pursue other aspects of my career and my life.”

The question: Has he hit bottom yet, and can he rise again?

‘A stand-up guy’

Since leaving his skyscraper office in downtown Phoenix, Burke has turned down all interview requests, leaving his lawyers to describe him as a “stand-up guy” who didn’t intentionally mislead Congress or the public.

An inspector general probe is still under way, as well as congressional investigations.

Friends say Burke, who had been touted as a possible candidate for governor or Congress, is lying low, volunteering full time with a rape-crisis network and playing golf. All of them speak of him with glowing adjectives: articulate, positive, hardworking, decent, funny, loyal.

“He doesn’t have enemies,” said Robbie Aiken, a longtime friend and vice president for federal affairs with Pinnacle West Capital Corp. “All the things he’s done, yet I’ve never really heard anybody say anything negative about him.”

But there are critics, especially among staunch Second Amendment advocates, who paint Burke as a liberal apparatchik who was willing to let criminals move weapons to Mexican cartels if it would help justify new firearms restrictions.

“It’s no coincidence that Dennis Burke, a longtime anti-gun policy person, was made U.S. Attorney in mid-2009 … the same month (sic) that Fast and Furious begins,” said Mike Vanderboegh, a gun-rights blogger. “They picked precisely the right guy to run a clandestine program.” (The operation began a month after Burke’s appointment was confirmed.)

Curiously, the supporters and detractors agree on one point: They say Burke became a scapegoat to protect higher officials in the Justice Department or White House. Dave Workman, a gun-rights blogger, described Burke as “the chief sacrificial lamb.”

Sen. Grassley, in an October statement, said: “Mr. Burke is to be commended, to some extent, for being the only person to resign and take responsibility for the failed operation. Of course, I do not believe he should feel obligated to be the only fall guy.”

Phoenix attorney Andy Gordon, a close friend for nearly two decades, said Burke may be loyal to a fault, protecting higher-ups in the Justice Department. “DOJ threw him under the bus. That’s my view,” Gordon said.

Another friend, attorney Tim Nelson, said: “I don’t know the workings of the Obama administration, whether they were looking for a fall guy or what. But it certainly looks that way.”

Whether those evaluations are valid or not, associates agree Burke was devastated to lose a dream job and see his reputation tainted by scandal.

Kevin Burke, an older brother who serves as a county judge in Minnesota, said Dennis is focused on defending himself as investigations continue.

“He’s certainly bummed,” Judge Burke said. “You want people to understand what you did and why you did it.” Asked if Dennis privately admits to making mistakes, Kevin answered, “I can categorically deny that. The idea that he is going around saying, ‘Boy, I really screwed up’? He’s never told me that.”

Strong work ethic and ambition

Since Dennis Burke got his law degree at the University of Arizona in 1988, he has flourished in high-profile government jobs, handling politicians, journalists, lobbyists and lawyers with aplomb.

Born in 1962 in Chicago, the last of five children in an Irish-Catholic home, Burke once credited his immigrant grandfather with instilling a work ethic to match ambitions. When Dennis was just a boy, the family moved to Phoenix, where he attended Catholic schools. (As an adult, he once said his life motto was “Love your neighbor as you do yourself” because “several nuns beat that into my head in grade school.”)

After graduation from Brophy College Preparatory, Burke earned a bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University and got an early taste of national politics by serving as an intern for U.S. Rep. Martin Sabo, D-Minn.

“He was kind of bitten by the Hill bug,” said Kevin Burke, who is president of the American Judges Association.

Former Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz., who hired Burke from law school as a congressional intern, said the student stood out for legal smarts and people skills. “Just really bright,” DeConcini said, “and he was good with Republicans.”

Fresh out of law school, Burke won a coveted position as clerk with the Arizona Supreme Court under Justice James Moeller.

Then, in 1989, he was hired as a low-level staff lawyer at the U.S. Senate. Within a year — at age 27 — Burke was assigned to the Judiciary Committee, eventually playing a behind-the-scenes role in confirmation proceedings for three Supreme Court justices.

And he began working on gun control. DeConcini said Burke helped draft the Anti-Drug Assault Weapons Limitation Act of 1989. A five-year battle ensued, ending with President Bill Clinton signing the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, which made it a federal offense to possess certain semiautomatic rifles manufactured after the law’s passage.

DeConcini said Burke fostered the measure in concert with a key figure in the White House, policy analyst Rahm Emanuel, who years later would become chief of staff for President Obama. Emanuel now is mayor of Chicago.

“Dennis was the one who worked with everyone on the Judiciary Committee to line up these members and votes,” DeConcini said. “Dennis had all these pictures of these guns — the Streetsweepers and the AK-47s. And it passed by one vote. A lot of it was not my eloquence on the bill, it was stuff that Dennis had done.”

The law was adopted shortly before Burke left his Senate job for a position in the Clinton White House as a senior policy analyst for law enforcement and drug issues, again working with Emanuel.

According to preserved e-mails, Burke continued handling firearm issues, discussing whether executive orders could be used to extend the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act requirement for background checks.

In 1997, Burke became a federal prosecutor under U.S. Attorney Janet Napolitano, getting firsthand experience with Mexican syndicates that were smuggling narcotics and firearms. In an interview that year with the Arizona Business Gazette, he identified earlier gun-regulation efforts as the most fulfilling professional assignment he’d undertaken.

Over the next decade, he served as a chief deputy to Napolitano as she became Arizona attorney general, governor and then director of Homeland Security, where he again dealt with gun-running into Mexico.

Fast and Furious launched

On July 10, 2009, President Obama named Burke as his nominee for U.S. attorney for Arizona. He was confirmed by unanimous consent in the Senate on Sept. 15 of that year.

From the beginning, there were huge controversies: Senate Bill 1070, Arizona’s anti-immigration law, was under challenge in court. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was being investigated for alleged civil-rights violations. Border security had become a political firefight, with Arizona as a funnel point for smuggling amid growing fear that Mexican violence would spill onto U.S. soil.

Authorities in both nations were blaming liberal U.S. gun laws for arming the cartels. The assault-weapons law had expired in 2004. Restoration of the statute had been on Obama’s platform, and Burke was among the public adherents.

During a news conference in 2010, Burke complained that scores of guns from Arizona were being recovered in Mexico. “We have a huge problem here. We have now become the gun locker of the Mexican drug cartels.” What Burke did not mention was that his prosecutors had allegedly instructed ATF agents to let some of those weapons “walk” across the border.

In fact, just one month after Burke’s appointment as U.S. attorney was confirmed by the Senate, Operation Fast and Furious was secretly launched in Arizona.

According to congressional testimony and DOJ records, the idea was to follow the firearms south so that drug lords who received them could be identified and prosecuted. Over a two-year period, smugglers moved as many as 1,400 weapons across the border. The problem: Those AK-47s and .50-caliber rifles were being used for mayhem in Mexico, and U.S. investigators had not devised a successful way to track them.

Agent Terry’s death

Burke’s supporters question whether he understood that the ATF strategy knowingly let guns into Mexico, but critics say e-mails and other Justice Department records indicate he knew exactly what was going on.

For example, an ATF memo in January 2010 says Burke was briefed in detail on Fast and Furious and expressed “full agreement” with a strategy allowing “the transfer of firearms to continue to take place … in order to further the investigation and allow for the identification of additional co-conspirators.”

In an April 2010 e-mail to a colleague, Burke predicted that the operation would have a huge public impact: “It’s going to bring a lot of attention to straw purchasers of assault weapons,” he wrote. “Some of these weapons bought by these clowns in Arizona have been directly traced to murders of elected officials in Mexico by the cartels, so Katie-bar-the-door when we unveil this baby.”

However, available Justice Department documents do not include any record where Burke explicitly acknowledged an awareness of the gun-walking strategy, and it is unclear whether he believed a furor would result because of the investigative tactic, or because so many U.S. firearms were responsible for Mexico’s cartel bloodshed.

At least some ATF agents bristled at the ATF operation, warning of potentially fatal consequences. Those predictions proved true on Dec. 14, 2010, when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a midnight shootout with bandits near Nogales. Within hours, Burke was notified that two guns found at the scene were linked to Fast and Furious.

A man, who bought them 11 months earlier at a Glendale firearms store, was promptly arrested on suspicion of illegal-weapons purchases, along with other gun-buy suspects. Yet, at a news conference announcing the busts, federal officials failed to reveal the link with Terry’s death and denied that guns had been allowed to “walk” as part of the case.

ATF agents, horrified at what happened, became whistle-blowers, leaking information to Congress. Last January, Sen. Grassley sent letters to ATF, alleging that the bureau had knowingly allowed guns into the hands of Mexican criminals and that two of those weapons were tied to Terry’s murder. Burke reacted by sending e-mails to DOJ colleagues denouncing the senator’s assertions as “categorical falsehoods.”

In early messages to DOJ superiors, he incorrectly claimed weapons found at the murder scene were purchased before Fast and Furious started. Later, he clarified that although Fast and Furious was under way, the buyer was not being surveilled at the time he bought them.

Bitter denunciations

On Feb. 1,The Republic published the first mainstream news story on the gun-running scandal and about a congressional inquiry into Fast and Furious.

Burke e-mailed a top Justice Department official, complaining about the bad publicity and about Grassley’s letter. “They (ATF) got smoked today in the Arizona Republic. Just smoked,” he wrote. “They punted going on the record to deny completely fabricated assertions that cut at the heart of their agency and the mission of law enforcement.”

ATF and Justice officials spent three days arguing over language for a rebuttal to Grassley’s letter. Burke, who wanted a hard-line denial, complained bitterly to colleagues: “What is so offensive about this whole project is that Grassley’s staff, acting as willing stooges for the Gun Lobby, have attempted to distract from the incredible success in dismantling SWB (Southwest Border) gun trafficking operations,” he wrote. “Not uttering one word of rightful praise or thanks to ATF — but, instead, lobbing this reckless, despicable accusation that ATF is complicit in the murder of a federal law enforcement officer.”

In another missive, Burke wrote, “I am so personally outraged by Senator Grassley’s falsehoods. It is one of the lowest acts I have ever seen in politics.”

DOJ eventually issued a letter denouncing Grassley’s allegations about Fast and Furious as “false.”

Holder has since acknowledged that the senator’s assertions were true, and that Fast and Furious was a flawed operation. Spurred by those admissions, congressional investigators redoubled their efforts, digging up more records and questioning witnesses under oath. This past summer, Burke was called before congressional investigators for two closed-door interviews.

According to subsequently released excerpts, Burke acknowledged mistakes and accepted blame. “It should not have been done the way it was done,” he said, “and I want to take responsibility for that. And I’m not falling on my sword or trying to cover for anyone else.”

Motives debated

Attorneys Lee Stein and Chuck Rosenberg, who represent Burke, said their client did not intentionally provide false information to colleagues and superiors in the Justice Department.

“Dennis has cooperated with congressional investigators and the (Justice) Department’s inquiry into this matter,” Stein said. “He takes his public service seriously.”

Critics say the constellation of facts points to Burke as a ramrod behind Fast and Furious, working to provide political powder for more firearm regulations.

In a Dec. 18 post, Second Amendment blogger John Richardson wrote: “Looking at Burke’s background and his attitude towards gun rights and those who support them, I see this as even further confirmation that the intent of Operation Fast and Furious from the very beginning was to build support for another so-called assault-weapons ban. I just don’t think it was coincidental that Operation Fast and Furious was centered in Arizona.”

DeConcini, who has sought to help Burke behind the scenes with members of Congress, said such inferences are “totally unfair,” and he insisted that Burke did not learn of the gun-walking strategy until after Brian Terry’s death.

Kevin Burke said it is absurd to suggest that his brother came up with some “Machiavellian plan” to justify gun-control measures. He said Dennis was dedicated to stopping firearm deaths — not adding to them — and he would never have risked lives or his career on such a gambit.

David Steele, a political consultant and friend, agreed: “The Dennis Burke I know doesn’t engage in that kind of political triangulation,” he said. “The whole notion that he did this as a conspiracy for gun control is laughable.”


Investigations by Congress and the inspector general are ongoing.

Guns from Fast and Furious continue to surface at crimes scenes in Mexico and the United States.

The case against those accused of killing Brian Terry is sealed in federal court.

And Dennis Burke remains under a cloud.

His attorney Stein said the experience has been “sobering,” but Burke keeps busy volunteering with a rape-crisis network. “He’s really been using this time to reconnect with family and friends, and to try to get through all this and decide what he’ll do with the rest of his life,” Stein said.

Other friends say he understands how scandals work in the nation’s capital. “It’s a tough town,” said Aiken, who worked in the Reagan administration. “Dennis knows that. He’s a tough guy. And I suspect he’ll come out of this A-OK. (But) I don’t think he was treated altogether fairly.”

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/2012/01/27/20120127dennis-burke-fast-furious-scandal-career.html#ixzz1ksyNCfX2

Is Obama “fiddling” Golfing or Singing, while America burns?

By The Piratearin 21 Jan 2012

Remember the story of Nero?
Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus


Nero’s rule is often associated with tyranny and extravagance. He is known for many executions, including those of his mother and the probable murder by poison of his stepbrother,

He is infamously known as the Emperor who “fiddled while Rome burned”  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nero

Well we have a President who is ruling through tyranny and extravagance,  he has ordered the murder of American citizens, he throws lavish parties for his supporters and spends most of his time playing golf or playing politics raising money for his reelection. 
He has embarrassed America, using slang language, and singing Al Green


Obama is singing “fiddling” as America burns.

President Barrack Hussein Obama is the most dangerous person in the world.
I do not say this lightly, but his recent actions leave no other conclusion. He consistently is working to destroy Americas standing in the world. He and Leon Panetta are doing their best to decimate our military through manpower and funding cuts when the world is more dangerous than ever.
He is appeasing the Palestinians’, negotiating with the Taliban and consistently insulting and disrespecting Israel.  He is ignoring the wars and genocide in Africa.

 At home he is encouraging high oil prices by shutting down expansion of the oil industry and not allowing us to build a pipeline that will immediately create over 20,000 jobs. Why? Simple, it is to support his green agenda. He does not care if Americans need to pay $5 a gallon for gas as it is good for electric cars that he has funded. His ideology has clouded his decision making. He is no longer the President for all, he is kowtowing to his keepers and his financial base.
He is using his justice dept to promote his anti gun stance and embarrass the State of Arizona  by shipping guns to the drug cartels in Mexico and aiding them in bringing drugs back into the U.S.
He encourages illegal aliens, even though they bring with them tremendous social costs and crime. 

The world see’s America as weak, and that is what Obama wants. His goal is to eliminate America’s standing in the world. He wants us to be on par with the third world nations. He will do this by destroying our economy, by increasing our debt, by devaluing the dollar. All of these things he has done.

Now he has started ignoring the Constitution with illegal appointments, and stating the HE is making a law that says all healthcare plans MUST pay for contraception.

He will go down in history as the worst President in America’s history.
He will also run the most destructive negative campaign against the Republican nominee that we have ever seen. And you know what? The media will be there to support him.

Would you put a tracking device in your car for the Government?

By The Piratearian

Progressive Insurance, the name should say it all. They are the one with the annoying “Flo” as their spokes model. Now I am not annoyed that they complained when Foxnews ran their paid advertisements on the Glen Beck show. (Evidently they do not want customers who believe in free speech, and showing their liberal bias.) They have that right. But they are doing something which should scare the hell out of every freedom loving American. This is what set off this rant.

Progressive has a new promotion called “Snapshot”. In order to get cheaper rates, you take a small device and plug it into your vehicles onboard computer. Here it records ALL your driving habits. How far you go, when you go, and how you drive.  This is exactly what the government wants all of us to do. They want us to trade our civil liberties for the “convenience” of the government.

The US Dept of Transportation has been asking for this system to track our daily movements. They want to use this information to track where we go, what we do, and more importantly tax us based on our usage. They want to tax drivers MORE based on the amount of mileage they log on the tracking device. They also want to tax us more based on our driving habits.

For a free society we must not allow this to progress. Companies like progressive are just stalking horses for the government, and if we give in, we all lose.

I for one am tired of our government telling me, what to eat, what I can and cannot do in my private life. Why does the government care if I am slightly overweight? How often I go to the Dr?
Now they want to restrict the internet and have a kill switch if people do not say what they agree with, if we have political dissent.
They want the right to quash political speech on the internet. DHS is now looking for “domestic terrorists” on the “Battlefield” they claim exists here in the United States homeland, and say they have the right to detain those they “feel” are a threat. (Who really is a domestic terrorist? You me?) I cannot drive on the interstate without being stopped at a “checkpoint” and being interrogated  by the Federal Government as to whether I am an American citizen.
The Federal government  regulates how I can buy health insurance, they restrict me from opening new businesses with rules, regulations and more taxes. They want to regualate my guns as they do not trust me to be responsible, even though the constitution gives me the right to own them. The government intrudes in all aspects of our lives, and I am ready to draw the line. I do not need a nanny or another mother. (My mother does a great job of keeping her eyes on me and expressing her opinion, thank you very much!) I do not want someone looking over my shoulder and telling me when I am doing something wrong that hurts nobody else.

Let me ask you something, what is your price to give up your freedom? Can you be bought for a 30% discount in your insurance rate? If you can be bought for that, what other rights will you sell? What is the price of freedom in 2012?

I don’t know about you, but my relatives fought and died for our freedom. I am not willing to give up my freedom to a “progressive” car insurance company or a “progressive” political party or to bureaucrats in any form of government, who thinks they know what is better for me than I do. I am not willing to “install” a tracking device in my car in order to give the government the ability to follow me day in and day out. It is bad enough that they track all our movements via our cell phone, but keep your hands off my car.
The next time you see “Flo” promoting their “Usage” device take a moment and think about what they are really asking you to do. Is it worth it?