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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 04:11 AM
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The TSA: "Caught lying again!"
The GAO has advised congress that the TSA has violated the Privacy Act, a law that's in place to stop the government from collecting information on citizens without their knowledge. According to the GAO, the TSA, after telling congress it didn't do any such thing, brazenly went ahead and collected data on thousands of private citizens.

Like the KGB used to do. Or like the Gestapo was so good at.

In this latest bit of proof that the TSA has now become above the law, the agency had advised congress that for "research purposes only" it would look at name records of passengers who flew in June of 2004, and match them to lists of known and suspected terrorists. Just for testing purposes, don't ya know, and to hone the effectiveness of things like the No-Fly List, which has been notably successful in finding suspects sitting in 32E inbound somewhere over Maine.

But the GAO found that the TSA lied. They expanded the list to include thousands of private citizens who never got near an airplane in June 2004. The TSA then had a private contractor dig in and find over 100 million bits of information on all those folks.....


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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 04:17 AM
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1. Is this getting much worse really quickly
or is it just me?

I still think we should all mail in dossiers. Bury them in paper. They don't have enough camps for us all. Yet.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 05:35 AM
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2. I've collected data on thousands of government officials... I keep
most of the information on Google. I have access to hundreds, no thousands of statements that they have made. I have copies of the TANG "original" mission statement at the internet archive. I have articles about most of these officials, what they do, where they go... what they have "claimed" is the rock solid truth. I have so much evidence of their being less than honest (lying) with the American public that I think I may be able to mount a case that we were led into war based on a pack of lies. If anyone wants access to most if not all of this information, please click the link and search according to your interests.

Here's a pretty good example of what I am gabbin about:
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