posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 12:15 AM
Thinking further, them merely building the infrastructure to be able to do this will in effect make it so. If they can do it, they will, as government
proves again and again.
Do they really need to have my name attached to my video card, memory sticks, CPU, monitors, motherboard, cable modem, wireless Internet router,
camera, flash memory sticks, mouse, keyboard, printer, DVD burner and hard disks? (to use just one example)
I often figure they already do. Perhaps this is their way of publicly legitimizing it much how BushCo. handled unveiling Total Information Awareness
NSA spying on the grand scale. Fusion Centers and all of that.
People forget that Congress ruled TIA as unconstitutional, and ordered it to be shut down.
September 26, 2003
Privacy and civil-rights groups have hailed Congress' decision to effectively kill a controversial Pentagon program to construct a powerful
computerized surveillance system that critics feared would lead to unprecedented spying into the private lives of U.S. citizens.
The final bill also banned the government from using the technology envisioned by TIA in any other program.
The House of Representatives voted 407-15 to approve the conference committee's bill on Wednesday, while the Senate approved it Thursday by a vote of
"Congress has reaffirmed the fundamental privacy rights of all Americans," said Timothy Edgar, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties
Union (ACLU) which had lobbied against the TIA since its existence was first exposed by the New York Times one year ago. "This is a resounding
victory for individual liberty."
Now it has been applied far and wide, into every department and agency, and this new measure is the icing on the cake.
Maybe it's also about knowing when we sell individual components to our friends, so they can swoop in and tax us for it.
[edit on 28-6-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]