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Monday, April 14, 2008

Living in an Imperial World: DHS to Activate Domestic Spy Satellite Program

From Sunday's Washington Post:

The Bush administration said yesterday that it plans to start using the nation's most advanced spy technology for domestic purposes soon, rebuffing challenges by House Democrats over the idea's legal authority.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said his department will activate his department's new domestic satellite surveillance office in stages, starting as soon as possible with traditional scientific and homeland security activities -- such as tracking hurricane damage, monitoring climate change and creating terrain maps.

Sophisticated overhead sensor data will be used for law enforcement once privacy and civil rights concerns are resolved, he said. The department has previously said the program will not intercept communications...

Here's a Congressional Research Service backgrounder on the issue.

Did you ever think the FedGov is trying everything they can conceive simply to get a reaction from the American public?

"Shhh, honey, America's Favorite Home Amateur Reality Idol is back on.....can you pass the cinnamon rolls?"

Holy Orwell, Batman.....


Anonymous Budro said...

Definitely, holy Orwell, Batman. I've thought for years that the Republicans were using 1984 as a how-to manual.

Have you realized yet how important it is to vote Democrat this year?

April 14, 2008 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Cabinboy said...

We agree on the need to throw the current bums out (of the White House and Congress both).

We disagree on the new occupants.

You do know about ECHELON, right?


Who was President then?

Who controlled both houses in Congress?

April 14, 2008 at 10:32 PM  

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