Barack Obama, our new leader, will be running the largest domestic and international spying program in history.
It will be powered by the National Security Agency, located at Ft. Meade, Maryland. This massive supercomputer which is codenamed the "Black Widow" will monitor everything we say or do on the computer or telephone. It will scan millions of domestic and international emails and phone calls each hour.
Now I am not normally a fan of the ACLU, but they have filed suit citing free speech and right to privacy. HALLELUJAH!
George Bush signed this into law in July, but let it be known that Obama voted in favor of this new....monster spying machine.
From the ACLU: “The government [is now permitted] to conduct intrusive surveillance without ever telling a court who it intends to spy on, what phone lines and e-mail addresses it intends to monitor, where its surveillance targets are located, why it’s conducting the surveillance or whether it suspects any party to the communication of wrongdoing.”
If there is no oversight from the courts, my fear is exactly what will they be looking for? Will they look for those who speak against the new President? Will they look for emails that have anything in them that condemns homosexuality? You know, that is against the law now. Your suspicious activities can be sent to almost anyone without your consent....right down to your local police department.
So, you send Uncle Wilfred an email discussing a family members homosexual lifestyle, you condemn it and ask Uncle Wilfred and Aunt Bertha to pray for them. An hour later your local police show up to arrest you for hate speech. Laugh if you will, but it is not so far fetched. There is no limit as to what can be done with the information obtained from spying on you. There is no limit as to what they look for in your emails, phone calls, and internet searches.
You have no privacy. The Black Widow is designed to know what YOU are thinking.
It reminds me of a movie I once saw, (can't recall the name) where a Russian man and his wife were in their own homes sitting at their kitchen table and had to pass notes to each other so they could not be monitored by the government.
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Damn scary, if you ask me.
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