Skip to comments.NSA Whistleblower: Everyone in US under virtual surveillance, all info stored, no matter the post
Posted on 12/02/2012 1:42:05 PM PST by Orange1998
Store that one.
Our Government has long been showing signs of a paranoia. Our Government needs to be confined for it’s own safety and the safety of others.
Our Government is absolutely insane.
To some, Geroge Orwell’s “1984” wasn’t a cautionary tale, but a handbook.
Not for nuthin. As much as I loathe the Kenyan regime...
...Bush and his buds signed off on lots of this crud.
Obama is the worst president in the history of the USA. He needs to resign. Wished I could say more.
It isn't really insane. In fact, it is almost perfectly rational. No matter how nobly its founding principles, every government (every bureaucracy, for that matter) at some point becomes motivated solely for its own continued survival. It is not bound by the principles of liberty, freedom, equality, etc. etc. etc. It is bound only to self-perpetuate.
can you say OVERWHELM the system?
Shep Smith had a good one the other day. “Why aren't the people worried that we will become another Greece worried that we're becoming another East Germany?”
I believe that the government collects every email written. Here’s why.
The government consists of bureaucrats who are constantly looking for a reason to maintain their little kingdoms inside the divisions and departments of the state. Collecting every email sounds like the sort of ditch digging make-work that the state used to do with an updated technological twist. It sounds more impressive than it is, in other words. I would imagine that there are trillions, maybe more, of emails sitting in some computer somewhere. How does the state sift out what it needs from that? And those who are actually involved in some kind of nefarious activity aren’t going to put in their address line, “Cocaine shipment at the docks with tonight’s freighter.” How does the state sift through code words, idiom, nuance, and hint that people use to communicate?
So it sounds like government appropriations in a supersized effort to look like something important is happening, when actually it’s a huge cluster chasing stupidity with money down the toilet. In that way it makes sense.
And if really bad guys wanted to get around this, they’d write notes on paper.
Like Clinton did, no doubt.
Not only insane, too expensive, too intrusive, too controlling, too big.
Now you know why the General and his cupcake used the “Draft” cutout and never sent emails to each other.
The combination of voyeurism and the obsessive compulsion to collect the personal information of everyone at all times indicates two things.
1) Extreme boredom. There is not enough of a real threat to keep them occupied, so they deal in imaginary threats, then theoretical threats, then just voluminous mountains of utterly useless data. Why? Because it is there, and needs to be spied on.
2) Inefficiency. This indicts not just the intelligence community, but the entire government. They cannot deal with the major issues and real threats, so they focus on minutiae and data worth little more than randomly generated nonsense.
The East German Stasi was somewhat like this, keeping enormous dossiers on its citizens, filled with information like toilet paper consumption, routes to and from work, when they would eat lunch, etc. And even though they had coerced half the nation to inform on the other half, it still amounted to nothing.
The bottom line is that the United States 16 major intelligence agencies, its 100+ federal police agencies, and its other horribly bloated bureaucracy are unsustainable and need to be seriously pruned. Not just because they are overgrown and inefficient, but because the US needs some amount of what they are supposed to be doing, which they are not because they are messing around with trivia.
WIRED magazine months back had the cover story on the biggest NSA farm being built in the desert. Scary stuff. I found it hilarious that Google was ‘concerned’ about govt requests “90%” of the time when they are in cahoots directly with the NSA and even helped create that private airport for Google execs in Florida. That’s why i never subscribed to gmail or use Google docs.
News and they have some smoking hot hosts.
You can be assurd, everybody on this website is under surveillance. We are enemies of the State; a terrorist group with a terrorist website.
There are some real criminals they should be monitoring out there.
You, Sir, for saying what you just said, will soon have a knocking at your door some 2:AM mornining where you will be carried off in chains, never to be heard from ever again.
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