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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:26 AM

 

Homeland Security's Fusion Center failure.

"Senate investigators concluded that liaisons to the centers "forwarded 'intelligence' of uneven quality oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, sometimes endangering citizens' civil liberties and Privacy Act protections, occasionally taken from already-published public sources, and more often than not unrelated to terrorism."

The investigators also found that some local analysts had written inappropriate and potentially illegal reports about constitutionally protected activities of American citizens. Homeland Security officials prevented most from being disseminated.

The Homeland Security Department could not say for sure how much federal money had been spent on the centers, the subcommittee found, providing a range of $289 million to $1.4 billion."
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/10/03

Spending large sums of money simply to strip our civil liberties. Perhaps we should start address this as a cost cutting measure as well as a civil liberties issue.

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Response to MadHound (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:46 AM

1. There is so much bumf in the system that it's clogged up.

We have wasted untold billions on boondoggles like TSA, the War on Drugs, and infiltration of Occupy and various Peace movements, while real terrorists like Timothy McVeigh and Eric Rudolph fly under the radar.

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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:12 AM

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