Wednesday, August 26

DHS - Surfing to Protect Us

Some of you may remember that last spring, the Department of Homeland Security issues a threat assessment about rightwing extremism. The title of the report was alarming all by itself: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.

Your federal government, diligently looking out for your safety. And how did they arrive at their conclusions?

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By surfing the web!

That's right, kids. The same people who can give $700 billion dollars to Hank Paulson so he can make sure his buddies on Wall Street still get their bonuses can't spend any more than the cost of a web connection to research threats to the republic. Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request, we now have a list of all the "research" Janet Napolitano's DHS did before labeling half of America "security threats".

Don't these people have the CIA, FBI, NSA, ICE and god-knows-what-other police and paramilitary forces at their beckon call? And they best they can come up with is a list of websites?

This is what it has come to: Government of the clowns, by the clowns and for the clowns.

[Janet Napalitano on a bad hair day]

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