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FBI eyes $1 billion surveillance deal

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:42 PM
First off, what can the government do if people deny this idea.... will they
fine us or arrest us.... I will die before I let them put my palm prints and eye scans in a database supposedly made to "help catch terrorists and criminals" this country is getting scary

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 05:08 PM
reply to post by sumperson

the government will do whatever they want to us if we dont listen to them. they can make the punishment as small as a little fine, or as much as a prison sentence.

[edit on 4/2/08 by wisefoolishness]

posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 07:41 AM
You know, I also think there probably will be a new law that states to execute and/or arrest anyone who is illegal in the states. (There's a really big problem on illegals, right?)

posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 11:58 AM
reply to post by TheoOne

yeah, there is a problem with illegal immigrants, mostly in the southern states, but they are all throughout the country. its gonna be hard to pass a bill because it will cost a lot of money to deport them all, or even most of them, and to promote border safety.

posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 03:01 AM
The funding request goes along with this one:

Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces 6.8 Percent Increase in Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request
Release Date: February 4, 2008

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) represents $50.5 billion in funding, which is an increase of 6.8 percent over the 2008 fiscal year level – excluding funds provided in emergency supplemental funding. The request targets five areas that are essential to preserving freedom and privacy, meeting future challenges, and fulfilling our mission of securing America.

Continue to Protect Our Nation from Dangerous People

This is from the DHS website:

posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 03:08 AM
And, just in case you were wondering what comprises the Department of Homeland Security:

Department Components

The Directorate for National Protection and Programs works to advance the Department's risk-reduction mission. Reducing risk requires an integrated approach that encompasses both physical and virtual threats and their associated human elements.

The Directorate for Science and Technology is the primary research and development arm of the Department. It provides federal, state and local officials with the technology and capabilities to protect the homeland.

The Directorate for Management is responsible for Department budgets and appropriations, expenditure of funds, accounting and finance, procurement; human resources, information technology systems, facilities and equipment, and the identification and tracking of performance measurements.

The Office of Policy is the primary policy formulation and coordination component for the Department of Homeland Security. It provides a centralized, coordinated focus to the development of Department-wide, long-range planning to protect the United States.

The Office of Health Affairs coordinates all medical activities of the Department of Homeland Security to ensure appropriate preparation for and response to incidents having medical significance.

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis is responsible for using information and intelligence from multiple sources to identify and assess current and future threats to the United States.

The Office of Operations Coordination is responsible for monitoring the security of the United States on a daily basis and coordinating activities within the Department and with governors, Homeland Security Advisors, law enforcement partners, and critical infrastructure operators in all 50 states and more than 50 major urban areas nationwide.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center provides career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently.

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office works to enhance the nuclear detection efforts of federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local governments, and the private sector and to ensure a coordinated response to such threats.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) protects the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is responsible for protecting our nation’s borders in order to prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and estab

posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 03:22 PM
reply to post by kerontehe

thanks for the post, kerontehe. you certainly sound like you know what youre talking about.

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