Thursday, April 26, 2012

Back again

I've been busy for the last week on a little gig, pick up some cigar money. I come back to the world and find nothing but more horrors. For instance, a sorry bill that just slid through. Excerpt:
Previously, CISPA allowed the government to use information for "cybersecurity" or "national security" purposes. Those purposes have not been limited or removed. Instead, three more valid uses have been added: investigation and prosecution of cybersecurity crime, protection of individuals, and protection of children. Cybersecurity crime is defined as any crime involving network disruption or hacking, plus any violation of the CFAA. Basically this means CISPA can no longer be called a cybersecurity bill at all. The government would be able to search information it collects under CISPA for the purposes of investigating American citizens with complete immunity from all privacy protections as long as they can claim someone committed a "cybersecurity crime". Basically it says the 4th Amendment does not apply online, at all. Moreover, the government could do whatever it wants with the data as long as it can claim that someone was in danger of bodily harm, or that children were somehow threatened—again, notwithstanding absolutely any other law that would normally limit the government's power.
Go and read the whole thing here and gag. The 4th Amendment to the Constitution has been effectively negated by the bogus War on Terror. And a story on the TSA vermin:
The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.
Read all of that one here. Some happy day, those who have worked for the TSA will be spat upon in the streets. They are as slimy a lot as we've had in this country for a long time. Makes you hate to fly. The world's unhappiest sight is a moron with a badge and a clipboard. And, as long as I'm on this tear:

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