Skip to comments."They" Really Are Spying on You!
Posted on 10/03/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT by GeronL
A Senate Homeland Security subcommittee reviewed more than 600 unclassified reports over a one-year period and concluded that most had nothing to do with terrorism.
(Associated Posers)- WASHINGTON DC- Walter Travis, of Travers City, Michigan had just forgot to put the gas cap back on his Chevy Malibu. He was pulled over within a few minutes of being back on the road by a DHS officer. The officer informed him of the gas cap and that this could have EPA fines as a consequence.
How did you know about the gas cap when I didn't? he asked
We know everything about everything the officer informed him Except terrorism or illegal aliens
What started as a program to track possible terrorism in the US, something it has failed at abysmally, has been given a new job: tracking you. The Department of Homeland Security is a total failure at tracking possible terrorism in the country but it has moved heaven and Earth when it comes to spying on you.
The administration of Barack Obama now claims the right to track citizens 24-7 in the name of national security, even if it has nothing to do with terrorism. Using the local-state-federal fusion centers every single public employee in the country is now also a spy for the government. The municipal meter reader see a gun magazine on your back seat? It'll be reported and stored in a computer database somewhere.
When John Brunner of Sarasota, Florida held his sons 10th birthday at a local shooting range, a neighbor had sent a tip to the DHS. While nothing illegal was involved, this information went into the computer system and stayed there, in his file. A year later his wife casually complained about her husbands temper and the Child Welfare authorities showed up at their house days later with a court order to take away his legal guns.
Although it is technically illegal for the DHS to store non-terrorism related information long-term, it is up to the same people to decide if it meets that definition. So everything gets stored in a file on you somewhere. Are you a member of the NRA? A Ron Paul supporter? Is your son a Boy Scout? You can bet the DHS knows it.
A Senate Homeland Security subcommittee reviewed more than 600 unclassified reports over a one-year period and concluded that most had nothing to do with terrorism. What began as an attempt to put local, state and federal officials in the same room analyzing the same intelligence has instead cost huge amounts of money for data-mining software, flat screen televisions and, in Arizona, two fully equipped Chevrolet Tahoes that are used for commuting, investigators found. Disagreeing with the critical conclusions of the report, Homeland Security says it is outdated, inaccurate and too focused on information produced by the program.
When Lake County, Florida began installing trash cams in school cafeteria's nobody had a clue that the local DHS Fusion Center would be tapped into it. Children who refused to eat their vegetables on a regular basis saw their parents cited and interviewed by government minders.
"The subcommittee investigation could identify no reporting which uncovered a terrorist threat, nor could it identify a contribution such fusion center reporting made to disrupt an active terrorist plot," the report said.
We got around that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate panel By redefining all crime and certain suspect activities as terrorism-related
State officials soon realized there simply wasn't that much local terrorism-related intelligence. Terrorist attacks didn't happen often, but police faced drugs, guns and violent crime every day. Normal criminal information started moving through fusion centers.
Protest abortion outside of a clinic? Your name and possibly photograph is in the system. Write a letter to the editor in favor of gun rights? Your name has likely been cross-matched to your existing file.
Under federal law, that was fine. When lawmakers enacted recommendations of the 9/11 Commission in 2007, they allowed fusion centers to study "criminal or terrorist activity." The law was co-sponsored by Sens. Susan Collins and Joe Lieberman, the driving forces behind the creation of Homeland Security.
Five years later, Senate investigators found, terrorism is often a secondary focus, but with politics the way they are, DHS fusion centers are likely to see a hefty funding increase from Congress.
We are busier than ever Janet Napolitano beamed at the Senate hearing The world is our oyster and the people are our bloody poodles
When Senator Olympia Snowe asked if the program could be more focused on actual crimes, the Homeland Security Secretary bristled. We need more funding in order to create a network of citizen spies, once we are able to spy on everyone, then everyone will be safe
After the Senate released their scathing report, they indicated their strong support for the program.
We are living in a growing Police State.
Notice that even after a scathing Senate report, it still gets solid support from the same politicians
We know everything about everything, except terrorism or illegal aliens
I accept only parts of this “report” as factual, and other parts are fiction
the giveaway is some of the quotes put into the mouth of Janet Napolitano
she is many things and she deserves only total disrespect
however, this phony report deserves almost as much disrespect for playing on and relying on the disrespect Napolitano deserves, as the means by which the authors expect the rest of the report to be believed
we have very good cases for tons of reasons not to support Obama or Napolitano
creating lies about either of them does not help defend our case against them
Is this 'The Onion'?
Is this 'The Onion'?
The government is like the wolf in little red riding hood. The am with the government and am here to help was never true. One had best have a strong woodsman as an ally. Now that was easy. Just made myself onto another list for supporting woodsmen.
hitting the ABUSE button on this stupid thread
In the beginning, I backed-up this crap.. I was one who said, “if you aren’t guilty, there’s nothing to be afraid of...” ... I backtrack on that :/
The book is actually coming true (1984).
I expected this, if technology ever got this far.... but never thought the public/people would allow it to happen.
I eat crow now :p
The RINOs are not our friends. They are just like our enemies.
Why? Because it’s trying to make the point of the government overstepping their boundaries (and Constitutional Amendments)?
We All spy!
What a country!
(but seriesly.. East Germany had nothing on us. so why are we going back?
Do you have a “slipped orbit” ping list?
A real news item, fortified with hefty helpings of satire
That’s why its not listed as “news” but “bloggers and personal” and tagged “humor”
Nothing wrong with heaping the scorn on them that they deserve.
this was fortified with satire
real article linked in #4
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I dont add you to the list...
Thou shall not mock the government?
...but I can still be Janet’s poodle, can’t I?
If they are watching me... they are some bored DHS agents.
A real article above. Notice that my satire is not far off.
I post the WHOLE thing on FR every time, but the blog still reached 5,000 page views in less than 2 weeks. How cool is that?
Sadly, I still never got any blog visitors from South Korea.
United States 232
United Kingdom 12
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Well it needs to be clear that it's mocking. When satire is too close to the truth, it's less funny and just clutters the crime scene.
How would they ever know someone was a terrorist unless they tracked them first?...tracking was probably initiated by a tip.
A bit off topic Gl... but, I was talking to my father, who passed away 2 years ago, on the phone (about 3 years ago)... :
He was a very independent person.. and he taught me to be the same. He was a SEAL in ‘Nam’.. many here will “butthurt” about that.. but it isn’t my point..
The last time I talked to him (BTW, he was 3rd in charge of a Sheriff’s Office at the time), he warned me about speaking on the phone.. especially about guns and ammunition.
He handmade my first rifle, which He gave me as a present when I was 2 years old.. (extreme?!... no, he taught me safety about guns (starting then)..).
My first real hunting gun was the Ruger Mini-14.. (I think it’s now classified as an assault rifle (**slash** auto .. **slash** ak-47 .. **slash** .. etc...)...
One of his MANY hobbies was gun-smithing and reloading..
I had 14 long guns (including 2 shotguns) by the time I was 17 years old.. when I hit 21, I had 3 handguns too..
Sorry... got off track with the subject of this thread :/
When I talked to him (last, about 2009), he told me, “never speak on-line (or phone) about guns, reloading.. or ammunition.. not safe”... I believe he mentioned something about serial numbers, and, at that time, I had NO idea what he was talking about... and I think that if he said that in public back then, people would have called him crazy (tinfoil).. :/
Anyway... HE saw if coming.. I took him serious (but, at the time, I thought he needed a tinfoil hat about the ‘ammO’ thing)... :/
All of you good freepers, go and fish.. in your friend’s (or your personal) boat... but don’t take your guns or ammo.., you may lose them in the river if the boat capsizes :O
Even if you are paranoid, it still doesn't mean that they're not out to get you.
Well that is scary. He saw this coming.
Napolitano describes conservatives as terrorists these days, so she’ll track them
Have you seen the Wired Magazine article on the NSA facility in Bluffdale Utah???
No, I guess I should look for it though if you are bringing it up.
Sorry.. I should have considered your recent threads XD
But, I think I did bring up a good point in my other post.. and please forgive me of my typos and incoherent thoughts I typed out, been awake for about 27+ hours :/
wow. Who could see this coming? Besides Orwell, Rand, Huxley, Tavis McGee, me and most FReepers??
Don’t have to worry about boating accidents.. Lost all my guns in the last divorce.
come to think of it, I’m going to take a nap
“Nothing wrong with heaping the scorn on them that they deserve.”
There is when a fiction is presented as a fact, simply for “heaping scorn”.
It makes the believers of the fiction out to be stupid idiots.
That does not help any legitimate case for the “deserved” scorn.
In fact, it is exactly the kind of thing our opponents use to say: “Did you see the nonsense those Conservatives believe.”
Again, the legitimate sentiments against Napolitano et al, are “desrved” and they are ONLY best shown to be true and deserved when the case for them is made only with truth, not fiction presented as true.
I am asking the moderator to read my posts on this thread, and the text of the article this thread begins with, to judge it for himself whether either that text, or the person who posted it should have identified it as a part spoof, or sarcasm. I believe it should have been labled, or identified as such, and should be deleted because it poses to be all truth and it is obviously not.
Why people want to make their “friends” look like idiots for believing crap, I will never understand.
you little son-of-a-semmens
no because it is not funny, and it can be used to put FR in a bad light
“bloody poodle” ????
I heard that. From waaaaay over heretherehere. I'd prolly be the one to start an Incoherent and Incomprehensible Rantorama ping list.
And I don't care about "they" watching me. I mean us. (Shut UP Obiwan.)
What concerns me is that new chinese city they built south of Boise. It's like 2 blocks from me. I wander over to the razor wire topped chains linked fence and stare through the chains. I can't figure out if I am on the inside looking out. Or the outside looking in.
HEY! Does that smell like burned cat to you?
I put it under “Bloggers & Personal” and “humor” as a keyword
Is there something else I should do?
Maybe in the second paragraph I’ll put something so over the top that anyone should be able to figure out it’s satire. Like maybe someone being pulled over for forgetting a gas cap and the DHS officer sayingthis:
We know everything about everything the officer informed him Except terrorism or illegal aliens
That sounds like a good ping list
lolz, sounds like praise to me