FBI to NSA: Our Pipe Is Fatter Than Your Pipe
One wonders what these guys talk about in bars:
NSA: So I hear you guys are sweeping up petabytes of data from the Internet.
FBI: Yeah...our operation makes yours look like a pair of cans and a string.
NSA: Really? You know we listen in on your cell calls from the can, right?
FBI: Well I've got a tap on your mother's laptop. Her AIM address is "HotMama4U".
NSA: So what? I've got thirty racy emails from your sister to some dude named Bobo in Weehawken.
FBI: You know we've got your wife and kids under surveillance?
NSA: Oh yeah?! Well, I put your parents on the "No-fly-train-boat-drive" list!
FBI: My guys rendered your brother-in-law to Albania last week. Dude cried like a little girl!
NSA: We're gonna strip your wife of her citizenship and send her to Gitmo!
FBI: Hey...hey. We shouldn't be fighting. We should be cooperating.
NSA: You know, you're right. How about we go and really f*ck over those ACLU pukes?
FBI: Now you're talking!
I would like to think that since our country is so large that it wouldn't be easy to take over, then I remember the lemming factor is as high as we are large.
Deb, to address your second point: I'm not so sure about people following the government like lemmings at this juncture. People are so pissed off, many would probably try emigrating first. Some states might try to secede in a situation where a Bu$hCo tried to ...say...cancel elections. Imagine if 1/10th of the US's population (aka California) told the US to f*ck off.
it looks like 1984 has finally arrived...23 years late but it's here now.
I think that government could go a long way before a lot of people caught on and got mad, but I think there are enough sane people to prevent too big of governmental power grab. I hope so anyway. I wouldn't do well in GitMo
Warrants? We don't need no steenkeeng warrants.
Kathy... Don't do that. At least with a computer you can employ encryption. With cans and a string? Encryption is really tough.
SadButTrue... You know, of your many comments this one is perhaps the most appropriate to your alias. :-)
Oh Wow!! Party time's here again!! Just teasing.:) This is a hell of a post because it's so accurate it'd make a GPS blush! "Who's going to guard the guards?"
You say that now TFWY, but when I get tired of the high cost of living out here, I'm probably going to sell my flat, move to oh...say...Columbia South Carolina, buy a nice little bungalow, overpay, bring in a gaggle of gay contractors to renovate the crap out of it, and then drive up the property values. ;-)
Tapping your lines should be the least of your worries. There may be no elections come 2008 if Der Fuehrer takes us into World War III with Iran as the leadoff of it.
Martial Law would insue and the Constitution set aside when the people rise up against him.
Then he will institute his Civilian Reserve Corps with Blackwater or another security type firm to subdue the massess.
It does look more and more like were really screwed now.