01 December 2006

Big Brother gives us a collective Wedgie

I heard this story on Rush today and couldn't believe my ears. Apparently the Federal government discreetly disclosed to the Federal Register a few months ago that they've been actively tracking every traveler in the US and assigning "Risk Assessment" values on each "target" (ie. You.)

Without their knowledge, millions of Americans and foreigners crossing US borders in the past four years have been assigned scores generated by US government computers rating the risk that the travellers are terrorists or criminals.
The travellers are not allowed to see or directly challenge these risk assessments, which the government intends to keep on file for 40 years.
The government calls the system critical to national security following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Some privacy advocates call it one of the most intrusive and risky schemes yet mounted in the name of anti-terrorism efforts.

I'm not a libertarian : I certainly prefer order over chaos. I don't mind paying my taxes and putting up with some small inconveniences if those inconveniences enhance my safety. I also don't believe the nonsense of the New World Order, Illuminati, Skull & Bones, Freemasons-are-taking-over-the-world sect. But now this program will monitor email and cellular phone call information and dossiers will be kept on each and every man, woman and child.


The wonderful, all-knowing Federal government took away the ability of our Tac and Gang teams in the 1980's to keep "books" on all the gangbangers that they were tracking ... how come that is wrong and this new program is right? (Sidenote: I wish to God that some day they officially categorize gangmembers as Terrorists ... that would open up a whole new horizon of opportunities in fighting these jagoff gang members.)

I want to know when this new program will begin to track and deport illegal aliens. Let's throw some of the program's resources in that direction. We're already committed to spending upwards of $5 billion on just the fence! Let's put some money into shipping back the illegals who are sapping our economy.

Here's the story, here's the link over at "El MahaRushBo's site.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Back in the Duece, years back, I always wrote "Member of _____ Urban Terrorist Group" on the bottom of sh*theads arrest report. Got called before the DC. Stopped doing it, but was as true then as it is now.