The Bi-Partisan Rape of Lady Liberty
- Comrade Obama is collecting your private information without a warrant in violation of the Bill of Rights.
- The data will be "stored" by the Big Brother State for five years.
- Comrade Obama is simply expanding on the programs created by Republican George Bush and the Republican Congress..
- Except for so-called "crazy" people like Rand and Ron Paul you do not see any Democrats or Republicans speaking out against the rise of a Big Brother State. In fact they support it.
The Regime of Comrade Omaba (the Anointed One) has announced that the Big Brother State will gather private information about Americans into a central Police State data base without a warrant. The government says the data base will be used for purposes other than national security.
Run that through your mind again . . . . used for purposes OTHER THAN national security. 1984 is here and both American Socialist parties in Congress are cheering its creation. It's for your own good you know.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday signed new guidelines for the National Counterterrorism Center, which was created in 2004 to foster intelligence sharing and serve as a terrorism threat clearinghouse reports the New York Times.
The guidelines will lengthen to five years — from 180 days — the amount of time the center can retain private information about Americans when there is no suspicion that they are tied to terrorism, intelligence officials said. The guidelines are also expected to result in the center making more copies of entire databases and “data mining them” using complex algorithms to search for patterns that could indicate a threat.
Intelligence officials said the new rules have been under development for about 18 months“Total Information Awareness” program. That program, proposed early in the George W. Bush administration and partially shut down by Congress after an outcry, proposed fusing vast archives of electronic records — like travel records, credit card transactions, phone calls and more.
The Government cited safeguards to protect against abuse, including audits of searches. BULLSHIT - The Bill of Rights requires search warrants from courts, not "audits" by the very political hacks gathering the information in the first place.
The new rules are silent about the use of commercial data — like credit card and travel records — that may have been acquired by other agencies. In 2009, Wired Magazine obtained a list of databases acquired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, one of the agencies that shares information with the center. It included nearly 200 million records transferred from private data brokers like ChoicePoint, 55,000 entries on customers of Wyndham hotels, and numerous other travel and commercial records.
(New York Times)