Problem – They hate us for our freedom

Solution – Get rid of our freedoms! (Via The Washington Post):

The military is using the FBI to skirt legal restrictions on domestic surveillance to obtain private records of Americans’ Internet service providers, financial institutions and telephone companies, the ACLU said Tuesday.

“Newly unredacted documents released today reveal that the Department of Defense is using the FBI to circumvent legal limits on its own NSL power,” said the ACLU, whose lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court.

A couple of questions:

1. Dude, what the fuck?

2. If the military gets the Feeb to peek at my Internet records and decides I’m some sort of security risk, who’s going to kick in my door at 04:00?

But that’s not the only thing we’re doing to make sure we have no freedoms so the terrists will stop hating us (Washington Post again):

Intelligence centers run by states across the country have access to personal information about millions of Americans, including unlisted cellphone numbers, insurance claims, driver’s license photographs and credit reports, according to a document obtained by The Washington Post.

One center also has access to top-secret data systems at the CIA [You realize this means the CIA has access to the information at the center, don’t you? Good. – ed], the document shows, though it’s not clear what information those systems contain.

Dozens of the organizations known as fusion centers [As in KABOOM! there go your rights. – ed] were created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to identify potential threats and improve the way information is shared. [But don’t worry, they weren’t thrown together overnight or anything. And there’s no chance a bunch of people who have no fucking idea what they’re doing got  contracts because they hate gays, lesbians and Roe v. Wade. – ed] The centers use law enforcement analysts and sophisticated computer systems to compile, or fuse, disparate tips and clues and pass along the refined information to other agencies. [The chances that this information will be wind up on a laptop that is promptly stolen are … Well, it’s all to keep you safe, so don’t complain. – ed]

Next up: bAdmin will take away our phones and computers to keep us out of trouble. They’ll resell them in Cuba where at this rate, they’ll have better civil liberties than we do by the end of the month.

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