Friday, March 23, 2012

Attorney General Holder Enlarges Citizen Data Collection



The New York Times is reporting that  Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday signed new guidelines for the National Counterterrorism Center, a terrorism threat clearinghouse. 

The guidelines will lengthen to five years from the current 6 months the amount of time the center can retain private information about Americans with no suspicion of being tied to terrorism. 

The center is making more copies of entire databases and “data mining them” using complex algorithms to search for patterns that could indicate a threat.  

They claim the new rules have grew out of reviews launched after the failure to connect the dots about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “underwear bomber,” before his Dec. 25, 2009, attempt to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner. 


Complete article here: http://goo.gl/aRus8

What's strange about the NY Times article is the bomber was from Nigeria and never a US citizen, not even a resident alien. So how would expanding domestic surveillance data retention time affect what happened in this case?  One thing is for certain, its being used as the excuse for draconian new security laws and privacy invasion.


Nobody has ever explained who was the Indian man in the suit with this kid who got him on the plane.


Remember that the "Underwear Bomber" is the reason we now have backscatter x-Ray and terahertz scanning machines at airport.  Experts say this radiation is harmful to health, far exceeding dosages at hospitals for ionizing radiation.  


Did you ever think it was a bit strange how quickly all that sophisticated cutting edge hardware became available?  Was it re-purposed from slowing military sales?  This stuff doesn't just invent itself overnight.


Did you know former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff (Chertoff is Russian for "devil") and co-author of the Patriot Act, is now a paid spokesman for these scanner manufacturers. Its legal, but it is it right he gets rich from the manufacturers of the machines he put in airports?




5 comments:

  1. From an ISP standpoint the longer you have data hanging around, the more chance that someone will steal it and abuse the information.

    ISP's only need logs for a few weeks to make sure transactions aren't fraud.

    So if there is a big abuse, or another database breach or another stolen laptop with peoples deep packet information in there, it's a perfect recipe for invisible crime with no public oversight.

    Another question is, what will they grep it for?
    like the DHS/TSA has mission creep, do they get bored looking for terrorists, and start screwing medical cannabis people, or gun owners, or people who defend the US Constitution, or just about anything you can imagine you could be blackmailed, you could be ripped off (or lose your rights) when trying to deal with health problems, you could be assassinated by studying your patterns, your friends can become targets.

    The government itself is the one who needs surveillance! Officials with their foreign pals plotting war, financial terrorism, etc.

    Nobody is going to JAIL, out of the officials and business and corporations who are attacking US right here domestically.

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  2. Just the tip of things, really. Here's the rest of that iceberg. Petaflop data mining and beyond to allow total government monitoring of each and every citizen personally, even retroactively, as it is already recording ALL communications. I can't help but think of Whitley Streiber's '2012' with its "harvest of souls." Pray for total monetary collapse.
    The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

    By James Bamford
    March 15, 2012
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1

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    1. I have no doubt of Whitley's sincerity. I had an email conversation with him around 2001. I do think he has been abused by some very negative ET entities, entities that Credo Mutwah says have been living on earth for a very long time. Credo displayed some very ancient African artifacts with images of them. I disagree with Whitley's fearful approach to the future, but I understand why he has that outlook given what he's been through. I have yet to hear anyone in the UFO field with a Catholic background who is not very fearful. Steve Qayle has a similar vibe and a similar religious background. You can feel the fear in both men's voices. The thing these guys don't seem to get is that the greys and their masters are being booted off this planet. I think these men are all well meaning, but sometimes it seems there's a bit of Stockholm Syndrome going on. I mean really, why even give negative ETs any air time on the radio? They've certainly done no good for humanity. Those who are for us are greater than those who are against us.

      This article might be helpful about Whitley's "soul harvest". http://www.realitysandwich.com/alien_dreamtime_my_fight_whitley_strieber?page=1

      My beef with most UFO research lately is that they are still talking about things that occured 60 years ago. I can listen to Coast To Coast AM and hear the very same information I heard in 1998. If I have learned more in the meantime, why haven't they?

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