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Where’s the DHS?

…or, Suspiciously Absent.

So here’s an interesting question;  Where is the Department of Homeland Security in this NSA Domestic Spying debacle?

The FBI is gleaning information from Innocent Citizens records courtesy of the NSA.  It goes without saying that the NSA is enjoying information from Innocent Americans records, it’s their program.

But where is DHS on this?

You must believe the agency supposedly tasked with the internal safety and security (formerly a FBI responsibility…) might be mildly interested in the type of data mined from your credit card purchases and phone records, not to mention your e-mail.

Yet, no word about their involvement.

Are they not involved?  Or, would that be the last straw as it would be extremely difficult to spin a tale the internal (read domestic) security service has legal, and constitutional, legitimacy to know everything about you… all the time… forever?

I have no information to say they are involved. None.

But it is the eerie silence… a complete absence of mention.  At the very least I would expect someone from DHS to slip out a quiet press release saying they have nothing to do with the bounty being harvested over at the NSA, unless…

We’ll see.


The NSA does, in fact, listen to and read your stuff.

The NSA has now admitted what we all already knew.

They can, and do, listen to your phone calls and read your e-mail and texts.

After those of us who knew this, were positioned as idiots…

After those of you who didn’t know it, didn’t want to believe it…

After those who didn’t want to get caught doing it, have been…

The only consistent message from our Government is “The Truth will Change Tomorrow.”

Today’s latest is a further attempt to destroy the guy who brought light upon this scheme.

The marketing line is;

“You’re a Traitor if you think the Spook Traitor Leaking secrets did the right thing.”

They are almost finished with the “He’s a child who’s unqualified for the position and has a past that makes him a terrible person for the job, kinda…” approach.  And frankly, who is this an indictment of?  If this is true, doesn’t that bolster our argument that this type of power can and would, if not currently, be abused by individuals like the one described above for purposes less than Constitutional?

If you still trust these people… Clapper, Holder, Obama, Mueller, Napolitano, Clinton, Cheney, Fleischer, McCain, Nadler, King, Feinstein, Rubio et al. then you deserve what you get.

As a matter of respect, the NSA could at least correct my spelling from time to time on these posts…  Since they’re tuning in to read them anyway.

Or maybe just a bottle of bourbon dropped at my front door now and then.


We Did it to Protect You.

This has been the marketing line for every Security Apparatus every created.

It is the claim of Tyrants, and the refuge for Criminals.

There has never been a Government who built a Security Apparatus which it marketed to its population with the tag line of “We are Doing it to Oppress you.”

Evil is never so overt… unless you write scripts in Hollywood.

The idea that we can suddenly trust the words of those who are angry they are being forced with stating them openly, is inane.

What should be remembered is that those who did the lying were comfortable doing the lying. It is a Culture.  They do what they want, then openly deny it… comfortable that nothing ill will happen to them for doing so.

This is the point.

The United States Government answers to the Citizenry. It is a “bottom up” model.  Because of this, we are Unique in the World.

When those we elect, and those we appoint, suffer no genuine consequence for their malfeasance regardless of their supposed intentions, We have wandered far away from the above.

When people like me express concern regarding where this country is headed… and where we are now… we mean it.

No Black Helicopters here. Simply distress based on plenty of history and observation.


Hero or Traitor?

Not Really, and Not Really.

Boehner will be added to my list of Republicans to vote against in a future Primary… as his assessment of Snowden as a Traitor is flawed, but indicative of his mindset.

Snowden only revealed that the Government is Spying Domestically.  Not How they are Spying Domestically.

And Frankly, compared to the Fact, that which is known, that our Government is killing U.S. Citizen with Missiles from Above, it pales in comparison.  But the public views it differently because it directly affects them and the way they lead their lives.  It is an admission that Privacy is Dead in America.

I believe Mr. Snowden did the right thing.  As far as being a Hero, that is left to be determined.

For those that fear he has damaged the NSA’s ability to Spy Domestically and have labeled him a Traitor, there is no evidence of that.

Is this another case of Idealistic Obama supporters “coming home to roost”?

Most definitely.

Someone should remind the Smartest Man to ever occupy the White House that when you run, and win, on Platitudes, your supporters hear what they want… just like you want.  Surprise should be suspended when they believe what you wanted them to believe, and then are disappointed when you fail to deliver.  And, Mr. President, your list of not delivering on your promises is very long indeed.

Mr. Snowden is just a harbinger of things to come.  And I say “good”.

Many of us on both sides of the aisle have screamed for greater transparency for decades.  If this is how we must get it, then so be it.

In regard to living in fear of terrorism, get used to it.

Even with this program operating for almost a decade, “Terrorism” never went away or ceased to exist.  And that’s the point.

It is better to live free with Terror being present than to live under the scrutiny of Government Force with Terror still being present.

It is how we were founded.  And, Terrorists are not “New”.

It is going to be an interesting future.


Dangerously Close to Connecting the Dots.

The American Public is getting Dangerously Close to Connecting the Dots.

The American Press is doing their best to prevent this from happening… but the confluence of scandals is making it difficult.

The Latest argument being floated to defend the NSA’s Domestic Spying Scandal is basically “Trust the Government”. The defenders are out claiming they must have all of your personal records and digital communications in order to fight “terrorists”. They are almost to the point of yelling “the government would never use that information against you” unless they decide you are a terrorist.

Here’s the problem…

The Government up-armed Mexican Drug Cartels in order to attack the 2nd Amendment and open sale of firearms to citizen in the United States.

The Government fabricated a profoundly ridiculous story about a video to cover-up the truth about Al Qaeda Assassinating our Diplomat in Libya.

The Government used the power of the IRS to intimidate and destroy its political opposition.

The Government seized 100 AP reporters phone and e-mail records… intimidating their sources as well as the reporters directly through the knowledge they gained.

The Government seized 110 million Verizon customers phone records… and that’s just what we know so far.

The Government has a program with the ability to store every bit of information from every human being living in the United States… forever.

The Government has a program that utilizes Super-Computers to scan every e-mail, every phone call, every thing it can… and detects “patterns” that might indicate whatever they consider to be terroristic or subversive.

In totality… this is frightening.

And, this is just what we know to be true.

Until very recently, anyone who believed any one of these things was dismissed as a crazy conspiracy theorist donning an aluminum chapeau.

If the Press isn’t careful, the public might learn something and they’ll lose control.

If the Government isn’t careful, the public might unify in its opposition to it and these behaviors.

If the Socialists in both parties aren’t careful, the public might subscribe to the ideology this country was founded on.