Thursday, September 1, 2011



The're coming to get you Barbara!

On the whole, I am not a conspiracy theorist; I don’t look for underlying contrivances beyond the overt insanity of government and the human race in general. However, the Republican house has proposed a bill requiring internet providers to maintain records of all activity by subscribers for one year. This, along with other information we are required to give to participate in on-line activities lays us more vulnerable to a lot of information gathering.

As bloggers, Face Book, twitter etc. users we often voluntarily publish too much of our personal information.

I have had a friend advise me to use an online storage sight for my computer instead of purchasing a separate hard drive to safely back up my computer. Now I am wondering who controls the information I would be downloading.

We know the government has extended their right to wire tap citizens through the Patriot Act; that the NSA regularly collects information and the laws of search and seizure have been relaxed in the name of terrorism prevention. Parents are encouraged to have their children fingerprinted, DNA collection is and has been done without consent and people can be arrested and detained without due process.

There are already so many similarities to George Orwell’s 1984; what if these online sites that store your personal pictures and information were actually fronted to collect information on citizens by Homeland Security?

I’m just asking.
the Ol'Buzzard


  1. I don't remember which site she used, but a friend signed up for one which promptly spammed everyone listed in her email address book. I'm developing a healthy paranoia about things. Hey, just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me. :D

  2. I've felt nervous since 9/11 about saying anyting that could be interpeted as, well you know. And just yesterday, I was writing an email about the hopelessness of well, you know. I think it wise to not say anything about well, you know.

  3. And a damned good question it is. But even being distrustful of intentions, it would not save me from being railroaded if a powerful government (or other) agency wanted to do it. Now, that is the depressing part, to me.

  4. I was paranoid enough to leave the US last year but I'm far from certain I went far enough. I read an interesting article recently by a GOP staffer who left the government last year. It's worth reading.


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