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Thread #151099   Message #3561041
Posted By: Songwronger
24-Sep-13 - 11:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
Subject: RE: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
Booting Up: New NSA Data Farm Takes Root In Utah

...running the complex requires 65 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 65,000 homes. The electronics generate so much heat that they would fry without 1.5 million gallons of cooling water a day....

...It also gives the federal government's intelligence agencies easier access to the email, text message, cellphone and landline metadata the NSA collects, "for foreign intelligence purpose[s]," as Vine insists.

"They are looking for particular words, particular names, particular phrases or numbers ... information that's on their target list," says James Bamford, author of three books about the NSA and a 2012 Wired magazine article focused on the new data center.

But Anderson asserts that there "is no intent here to become 'Big Brother.' ... There's no intent to watch American citizens,"

Of course there's no intent to watch American citizens. You'd have to be crazy to believe that. A real nutcase. But then there's this:

FBI calls half of populace with 9/11 doubts potential terrorists

A Department of Justice memo instructs local police, under a program named "communities against terrorism," to consider anyone who harbors "conspiracy theories" about 9/11 to be a potential terrorist.

We have a president who's now openly arming the people accused of carrying out 9/11, and your local law is instructed to treat you as a terrorist if you question the events of 9/11.