In 2018 Janet Mills, who was then campaigning for Governor of Maine, discussed the idea of “track and tax” as a way to raise revenue from Maine drivers. The idea she proposed was that Maine people would be tracked for the miles they drove and would pay a tax on the number of miles they drove on Maine roads. Mills used the idea of “track and tax” as a way to battle climate change in Maine.
Most dismissed this idea as nothing more than radical campaign rhetoric.
In April of 2019, with Mills now serving as the Governor of Maine, the potential tracking component of the radical “track and tax” plan went into place. This was done without fanfare or media attention.
According to a report the Mills administration signed a $370,000 deal with Streetlight Data out of San Francisco to collect data on Maine’s drivers.
According to Streelight Data’s website they “use Smartphone as sensors to measure all activities on all streets.” They go on to promote that thru their data collection technology systems they can not only collect data on travel, but also on income, race, education, and family status.
According to notes from a November 2019 meeting of Governor Mills’ Maine Climate Council an assistant engineer from the Maine Department of Transportation told members of the council “that Maine DOT can tell them where vehicles begin their trips and their eventual destinations, how fast they drove, how long trips took and even provide data on their turning movements” and “the data can also infer the purpose of the trip.”
According to this information for at least eight months of 2019, and possibly up to the current day, every Maine driver with a smart phone has been spied on by Governor Mills and her administration for the sole purpose of being taxed.
The use of this spying data collection technology should not come as a surprise to people as recently Governor Janet Mills was listed by a Pro-Chinese Communist Party Think Tank as being “China Friendly”.
Looking Back: Big League Politics’ Most Popular Stories of 2020
Reviewing ten of our top stories from an unusual 2020.
It’s cliché to say, but 2020 was a year unlike any other. We saw entire city blocks looted and burned in the name of “racial justice.” We’ve had the most divisive election in recent memory, serious allegations of fraud, and a president unwilling to concede. And we’ve suffered through the worst health emergency in a century after a novel coronavirus outbreak, with leaders across the globe grinding their countries to a halt and enforcing strict stay-at-home and mask orders.
Big League Politics consequently had a solid year in terms of traffic and readership. Many stories were widely viewed and shared on Twitter and Parler, several of them original scoops. Although we may prefer to forget about 2020 in certain respects, for better or worse it will not be forgettable as long as we live.
That being said, let’s reflect a little on the past year. Here are some of Big League Politics’ most popular stories of 2020:
A major story that received no shortage of clicks. Unfortunately it has not translated into success against the steal. Joe Biden’s inauguration is looking imminent at this point.
We decided to look back at this story in particular because of Big League Politics’ original reporting on the #DetroitLeaks, a series of articles with leaked audio revealing that Detroit poll workers were instructed on how to commit various forms of fraud. Michigan AG Dana Nessel was the one who sent Big League Politics a cease and desist order over these articles. Her subsequent threats against election fraud whistleblowers and Republicans who refuse to certify the vote reveal her actions to be completely partisan and predatory.
This was the most viewed story all year. Props to James O’Keefe for all his work in exposing fraud and corruption wherever it can be found. He is a journalist in the real sense of the term, going where no one else goes and openly challenging the powers that be.
Big League Politics obtained court documents showing that Joseph Rosenbaum, one of the men who went after Kyle Rittenhouse at the Kenosha riots and got shot in apparent self-defense, was convicted of sexual conduct with a minor in Arizona in 2002. Not only are Antifa and BLM types radical in their ideological beliefs and tactics, many are just not what you would call upstanding members of society. Let’s just leave it at that.
Unlike Rosenbaum, most of the politically-related deaths this past year were of conservatives dying at the hands of leftists. Matthew Dolloff was ostensibly hired to work as “private security” for a local news station in Denver, and he ended up point blank shooting and killing Trump supporter Lee Keltner at a Patriot Prayer rally. Big League Politics obtained screenshots of some of his Facebook posts, which confirmed that he was a radical leftist and someone who maybe shouldn’t have been entrusted to work “private security” at a right-wing political event.
BLM and Antifa laid waste to parts of almost every major US city over the summer, implicitly assisted by local and state leadership that ordered police to stand down or refrain from using tear gas or nightsticks. But a video like this shows that these ideologues are fundamentally weak when met with legitimate political opposition. Ceterus paribus, they can’t outnumber or outmatch Trump supporters and patriots any day of the week.
The border patrol agent, Art Del Cueto, said he took it as a personal insult but was unsure exactly what Kelly meant. We don’t know either. Despite Kelly’s blatant disrespect of our border patrol, he ended up defeating Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona’s special election 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent. Now both of Arizona’s senators are Democrats who beat McSally head-to-head.
Samuel Crankshaw of the Kentucky ACLU wrote a Facebook post saying that Transylvania University, which accepted Sandmann as a student, should discriminate against him because of his conservative beliefs. A professor at the university, Avery Tompkins, then chimed in saying that although academically qualified students can’t be refused admission based on their politics, Sandmann “might learn something that is actually based on research and evidence” if he were to take one of her courses. After significant backlash, Tompkins apologized for “singling out a student” and “any misunderstandings that arose from that.”
In spite of Trump’s appointment of three Supreme Court justices in his first term, this ruling was just one of several disappointing ones to come from the Supreme Court in 2020. The Court had some solid rulings as well, but let’s just say that social conservatives should not be expecting an overturn of Roe v. Wade or Obergefell v. Hodges anytime soon.
To wrap up on a more humorous note, this study showed that almost half of self-identifying white liberals between ages 18 and 29 were told by a doctor that they have a mental health condition, as opposed to only 21 percent of white conservatives. I wonder why that is…
Happy New Year from all of us at Big League Politics!
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