Skip to comments.What Your "Startlingly Intimate, Voyeristic" NSA File Looks Like
Posted on 07/06/2014 11:43:39 AM PDT by mojito
A few days ago, we asked a simple rhetorical question: "Are you targeted by the NSA?"
The answer, sadly for those reading this, is very likely yes, as it was revealed that as part of the NSA's XKeyscore program "a computer network exploitation system, as described in an NSA presentation, devoted to gathering nearly everything a user does on the internet" all it takes for a user to be flagged by America's superspooks is to go to a website the NSA finds less than "patriotic" and that user becomes a fixture for the NSA's tracking algos.
So assuming one is being tracked by the NSA - or as it is also known for politically correct reasons "intercepted" - as a "person of interest" or worse, just what kind of data does the NSA collect? The latest report by the WaPo titled "In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are" sheds much needed light on just how extensive the NSA's data collection effort is.
According to WaPo, the files on intercepted Americans "have a startlingly intimate, even voyeuristic quality. They tell stories of love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental-health crises, political and religious conversions, financial anxieties and disappointed hopes. The daily lives of more than 10,000 account holders who were not targeted are catalogued and recorded nevertheless."
(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...
So every one of us Freepers is on NSA’s “sedition” list. Proud to be part of the group.
Maybe they do it like those lines at the airport where they select “random” people to search. God, we all knew this was possible yet we can’t get off the web....at least I can’t. I can’t even stop posting political diatribes on Facebook! Or here!
Well, if they are going to read what I write, might as well make it interesting.
It was a hot Fourth of July, and I don’t mean Fahrenheit hot. She was seventeen with a body firmed and toned by her cheerleading. She came up out of the pool wearing an orange bikini with water dripping from places that make a young man’s fancy turn to thoughts of......
Yeah, NSA.....go back to looking at pictures of cats.
“...Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves longer. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded, and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne!
In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be freeif we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contendingif we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon, until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtainedwe must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!”
— Patrick Henry
These are the men who founded this nation, and it’s time to profit from their example.
I don’t know about the NSA but I would like to hear the rest of that story.
I know of no Medicine fit to diminish the violent natural Inclinations you mention; and if I did, I think I should not communicate it to you. Marriage is the proper Remedy. It is the most natural State of Man, and therefore the State in which you are most likely to find solid Happiness. Your Reasons against entering into it at present, appear to me not well-founded. The circumstantial Advantages you have in View by postponing it, are not only uncertain, but they are small in comparison with that of the Thing itself, the being married and settled. It is the Man and Woman united that make the compleat human Being. Separate, she wants his Force of Body and Strength of Reason; he, her Softness, Sensibility and acute Discernment. Together they are more likely to succeed in the World. A single Man has not nearly the Value he would have in that State of Union. He is an incomplete Animal. He resembles the odd Half of a Pair of Scissars. If you get a prudent healthy Wife, your Industry in your Profession, with her good Economy, will be a Fortune sufficient.
But if you will not take this Counsel, and persist in thinking a Commerce with the Sex inevitable, then I repeat my former Advice, that in all your Amours you should prefer old Women to young ones. You call this a Paradox, and demand my Reasons. They are these:
1. Because as they have more Knowledge of the World and their Minds are better stor'd with Observations, their Conversation is more improving and more lastingly agreable.
2. Because when Women cease to be handsome, they study to be good. To maintain their Influence over Men, they supply the Diminution of Beauty by an Augmentation of Utility. They learn to do a 1000 Services small and great, and are the most tender and useful of all Friends when you are sick. Thus they continue amiable. And hence there is hardly such a thing to be found as an old Woman who is not a good Woman.
3. Because there is no hazard of Children, which irregularly produc'd may be attended with much Inconvenience.
4. Because thro' more Experience, they are more prudent and discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion. The Commerce with them is therefore safer with regard to your Reputation. And with regard to theirs, if the Affair should happen to be known, considerate People might be rather inclin'd to excuse an old Woman who would kindly take care of a young Man, form his Manners by her good Counsels, and prevent his ruining his Health and Fortune among mercenary Prostitutes.
5. Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as plump as ever: So that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding2 only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement.
6. Because the Sin is less. The debauching a Virgin may be her Ruin, and make her for Life unhappy.
7. Because the Compunction is less. The having made a young Girl miserable may give you frequent bitter Reflections; none of which can attend the making an old Woman happy.
8thly and Lastly They are so grateful!!
Thus much for my Paradox. But still I advise you to marry directly; being sincerely Your affectionate Friend.
“So that covering all above with a Basket...”
I can just imagine Ben laughing as he wrote this.
At the rate the Feds are becoming more and more tyrannical I fully expect to be put on trial for all of the opinions and facts I have put on the Internet.
CWII Spark — Because some things are unacceptable.
Well we all need to hang together or we will most assuredly hang separately.
So could we petition the NSA with FOIA request for the IRS emails?
Red Dwarf Ping!
[LISTER, RIMMER, KRYTEN, CAT, KOCHANSKI, KILL CRAZY, several other Canaries present] [HOLLY present, on a wall monitor]
KOCHANSKI Well, thanks to Kill Crazy, that was the least enjoyable suicide mission I’ve ever been on.
KILL CRAZY I was standing there, right, and right in fron of me was this weird sort of mutant thing, with, like, two heads and all these tenticles. Yeah; it took one look at me and then ran off! Why d’you think it done that?
KRYTEN You don’t know what it’s like, being classified as a woman, sir. The humiliation.
LISTER I know, I know.
KRYTEN I mean, why should I - a Series 4000 mechanoid - have to endure the turgid monotony of showering with the girls? Three times a week! Tell me that!
LISTER It’s not fair, I know! It’s just that - You shower with the girls? KRYTEN Oh! It’s so hideously dull I can’t describe it, as they stand around soaping themselves. Their bodies all wet and foamy. Can you imagine it? Oh my goodness, we’ve been frozen in time again! Hello? Extraordinary! It must be a warp in the time-space continuum! How curious it isn’t affecting me...
RIMMER We’re not frozen in time, Krytie - we were just thinking about what you were saying...
HOLLY It’s time like this that make me thankful I’m just a head.
KILL CRAZY Oi, droid-boy, oi; next time you’re in the showers, why don’t you - y’know - smuggle in a camera and film ‘em, eh? Yeah, that’d be brilliant! Oi, I haven’t seeen a naked woman since... well, ever. Yeah, I’d pay you... wha’d’ya say?
RIMMER No, I forbid it!
LISTER Yeah, me - What?
RIMMER It’s voyeuristic, exploitative, and immature.
HOLLY All right, who are you? And what have you done with *our* Rimmer?
RIMMER Gentlemen, allow me to clairify my position. Morally speaking, using a hidden camera in the women’s showers, taking shots of them sudding themselves with mounds of foam, without their permission, morally speaking - I’m speaking morally, here - I’m all in favour! However, Listy has been invited to appeal and a scam like this could ruin it.
LISTER Yeah, I’m appealing.
HOLLY That’s a minority view.
RIMMER Look, if he’s successful, we can all be successful. We’ve just got to be model prisoners.
KILL CRAZY Screw his appeal! I wanna see skin!
CAT Yeah! Wha’d’ya say, bird-tray head?
KRYTEN Are you asking me to betray the people I live with? To ignore their humanity and reduce them to mindless sex objects, merely there for your moronic titilation?
CAT Yes, please!
KRYTEN If you’ll excuse me, I forgot who I was for a moment.
KILL CRAZY Wait, what you doing?
KRYTEN I’m a woman, and proud of it. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll with my fellow sisters, doing it for ourselves!
Remember when Echelon seemed tyrannical?...
Those were the good old days.
I had a look through my file.... The day I retired and my 33-year old file was shipped off to retired records.
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