Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Are YOU On The List

If you are you can be sure the Justice department and it's federal Police Force will be digging around in your background, your private and personal life as well as you taxes, income, labor and investments. Not only can they enter your home without a warrant, gag everyone involved and force you into Bankruptcy, but they can also make up all kinds of false allegations, presume you to be guilty unless you can proof you case and utterly destroy your ability to even pay income taxes upon property tax over all the sales and use taxes. Then what do they have but a bunch of pissed off, angry and beaten down Americans who just are not going to take it any more. Yah, that's it. They just want us all dead or on assistance because they are not really from here nor do they belong here. They are not American's like we are, they are only here to take all they can and then walk away from us as we fall apart. We hear the phrase, "Better to fight them over there", But they are already here and they look like normal people. They may look just like us, but they are not one of We The People. Once you understand this you can start to see who they are and how they all seem to act the same.


ACLU: U.S. Terror List Now Exceeds 900,000 Names
We are infested it seems, infiltrated even, despite the whole Bush doctrine of "we are fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here." Apparently the "them" are fighting us both "there" and "here." As I have said, freedom is on the farce, err, march:
ACLU Watch List Counter
Why are there so many names on the U.S. government's terrorist list?
In September 2007, the Inspector General of the Justice Department reported that the Terrorist Screening Center (the FBI-administered organization that consolidates terrorist watch list information in the United States) had over 700,000 names in its database as of April 2007 - and that the list was growing by an average of over 20,000 records per month.1
At that rate, our list will have a million names on it by July. If there were really that many terrorists running around, we'd all be dead.
Terrorist watch lists must be tightly focused on true terrorists who pose a genuine threat. Bloated lists are bad because
they ensnare many innocent travelers as suspected terrorists, and
because they waste screeners' time and divert their energies from looking for true terrorists.
Small, focused watch lists are better for civil liberties and for security.
The uncontroversial contention that Osama Bin Laden and a handful of other known terrorists should not be allowed on an aircraft is being used to create a monster that goes far beyond what ordinary Americans think of when they think about a "terrorist watch list."
This is not just a problem of numbers. The numbers are merely a symptom. What's needed is fairness. If the government is going to rely on these kinds of lists, they need checks and balances to ensure that innocent people are protected. (See ACLU Backgrounder on Watch Lists for more)."
Let's consider some of these terra-ists on the watch-list.
1. Journalists? Check: My good friend and author of Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush, Jim Moore. Because the pen is mightier than the sword? Or is Karl Rove playing terra-games against his critics? (A Democrat or Independent Liberal)
2. College Students? Check: Like Alexandra Hay - an English major. Because an educated person might figure things out? (Not sure of party affiliation, but a humanities major is likely a Democrat or Independent)
3. Foreign Leaders? Check: Like the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales. This is actually rather interesting, considering that WE have committed acts of terrorism against Bolivia, not the other way around. (A populist/left-leaning politician)
4. Democratic US Senators? Check: Like Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA). Because you can never watch a US Senator closely enough, especially if they are a Democrat?
5. Democratic US Congressmen? Check: Like Rep John Lewis (D-GA). Because you can never watch a US Congressman closely enough, especially if they are a Democrat? How about Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), is she also a major terra-ist threat?
6. University Professors critical of Bush? Check: Like Walter F. Murphy. Because sticks and stones get you targeted? (Left-leaning or perceived as left leaning).
7. Anti-war Protesters? Check: Like these folks. Because people who are for peace are more likely to do what?
Two Alaska Republicans:
1. Wives of Republican Congressmen? Check: Like Catherine Stevens, wife of Alaska Republican, Rep Ted Stevens. (I think this has more to do with her name being the same as the no-fly-listed singer, Cat Stevens).
2. A Republican Congressman: Like Rep. Donald E. Young (R-Alaska). Because something is wrong with Alaska now? Well we do have to consider that both Stevens and Young are implicated in the Abramoff scandal, maybe this is just the new way justice is doled out?
I could go on and on, but you get the idea. There are far too many people on the No-Fly list for it to be an effective tool for preventing terrorists from boarding planes. There are, however, plenty of problems this list can cause for the politically undesirable (Democrats), socially inconvenient (Professors, Students, Anti-war activists), potentially embarrassing (Journalists, Foreign Leaders we disagree with), and two Alaska Republicans. I am surely far too cynical and all of this is pure error.
It is not like we are now openly torturing people or are disappearing and detaining American citizens or using the Justice Department to target Democrats... I mean it is not like these things are going on or anything, right?
Since we don't have full access to the no-fly list, I am left to speculate - and I am, here anyway.

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