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Good news: Government’s recording your conversations on the bus too
Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 06/06/2013 4:32:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A timely video from Reason TV on the surveillance state’s newest venture: Cameras and microphones on city buses, just in case Al Qaeda decides to plan its next attack on municipal transportation within earshot of other passengers. Not every city does this, but the practice is spreading — early adapters include San Francisco, Baltimore, and Hartford with funding from, you guessed it, DHS. It’s darkly amusing to think of someone on the bus in one of those cities, reading the news today about the NSA/Verizon warrant on their cell phone, and worrying that the state has their phone records. Who wants to tell that person that if they make a call while they’re on the bus, the government can also hear everything they say?

I don’t think this trend will turn around. I don’t think the public cares much about it, even if a video like this provokes an occasional shiver. Most people agree with Lindsey Graham, I suspect, that if you’re not up to no good, you have nothing much to worry about. They see how the Tsarnaevs were nailed in a few days thanks in part to surveillance video, they read stories about terrorists being tripped up by data-mining, they log onto Facebook/Twitter/Foursquare and volunteer personal information about themselves, and they conclude that if we’re already this close to a panopticon, why not go a bit further in the name of stopping criminals and saving lives? Maybe there’ll eventually be an abuse so egregious that it reverses the trend, or maybe some charismatic libertarian pol will change voters’ minds. I doubt it. Technology always wins.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fbi; maryland; nsa; obama; openborders; policestate; prism; spyingoncitizens; unsecureborders; wideopenborders
Of course.
1 posted on 06/06/2013 4:32:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe this could be our new national anthem.
2 posted on 06/06/2013 4:34:37 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know someone who makes buses, and this is certainly NOT going on in his company


3 posted on 06/06/2013 4:35:07 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: RaceBannon

It’s probably a post sale mod.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 4:35:50 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: RaceBannon

Maybe they install hidden microphones after the buses leave the manufacturing plant and get rolling.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 4:39:34 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes perfect sense, catch those terrorists riding these buses and plotting their next tea party rallies or 501c activities.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 4:39:47 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: RaceBannon

It’s being installed after market


7 posted on 06/06/2013 4:40:28 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: RaceBannon
Gee, we can maintain a database of every phone call, record bus conversations and spy on every email sent, but we can't seem to locate where Obama was while the embassy was burning.
8 posted on 06/06/2013 4:40:42 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Comment from site: from Cygnusx70 7 hours ago NSA can you hear me now?????


9 posted on 06/06/2013 4:41:25 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

10 posted on 06/06/2013 4:42:34 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

11 posted on 06/06/2013 4:43:48 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

News Flash!!!

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Go ahead and put this up 2ndDivision....it’s news that makes a difference.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337048/Russian-president-Putin-wife-Lyudmila-announce-TV-marriage-over.html


12 posted on 06/06/2013 4:47:01 PM PDT by caww
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To: C210N

13 posted on 06/06/2013 4:47:18 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A year ago if someone had suggested a government agency forcing us to install cameras and microphones in our homes, I would have called them a nut case.

Today, I’m seeing that its really about the only thing left.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 4:49:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I can just see a couple of merry pranksters geting into deep trouble for doing something like this on a city bus.
15 posted on 06/06/2013 5:05:06 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Black Agnes
Ted Cruz is right — jackass members of both the Anti-God Party and of the RINO party are liars and traitorous losers. I have always suspected that Hussein's hench men are monitoring my phone calls. Time for pitchforks, pruning hooks and justice!
16 posted on 06/06/2013 5:10:08 PM PDT by texican01
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To: cripplecreek

Everyone has wifi, smart phones and smart appliances are replacing the regular kind. They won’t have to force anything. We’ll gladly pay thousands to have the latest and greatest tech.


17 posted on 06/06/2013 5:11:41 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: texican01

I’m more peaceful. I say just pick one of the companies involved and do everything you can to deny them your money. If enough people comply they’ll have problems.

Punish them for complying with Mussolinobama.


18 posted on 06/06/2013 5:12:37 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cripplecreek

Forcing people to? Most people have done it voluntarily. Every iPhone and other smart phone is a 24/7 camera in your home. Ditto most laptops. Many new game systems and cable boxes also have cameras. I would be that the fedgov can turn them on remotely any time.


19 posted on 06/06/2013 5:13:49 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

Be = bet...


20 posted on 06/06/2013 5:14:56 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

I’ve got me a 10 year old Dell desktop computer.


21 posted on 06/06/2013 5:17:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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You ARE being watched.

22 posted on 06/06/2013 5:26:30 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: cripplecreek

Top left on DRUDGE is a link to piece about that. .we’ll spy on you through your dishwasher ..


23 posted on 06/06/2013 5:44:52 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big Brother.


24 posted on 06/06/2013 6:13:59 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

Post of the week


25 posted on 06/06/2013 6:15:08 PM PDT by VTenigma
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To: Black Agnes
Everyone has wifi, smart phones and smart appliances are replacing the regular kind. They won’t have to force anything.

Call me paranoid. I taped over the camera lense on my laptop computer. When I'm on FR I get the feeling the gov't is spying on me. Not only is the gov't maybe listening in on us via our cellphones and laptops, but they may also be watching! Someday they may zot us via our toasters. Losing sleep worrying about it...

26 posted on 06/06/2013 8:09:27 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Paging Harold Finch. Would Harold Finch please pick up the red courtesy phone.


27 posted on 06/07/2013 11:28:30 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: newheart

Beat me to it.

(Aren’t Caviezel and Emerson great together?)


28 posted on 06/07/2013 11:57:57 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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