Saturday, May 30, 2015
Let It Die
Executive Order 12333, "regarded by the American intelligence community as a fundamental document authorizing the expansion of data collection activities."
Whatever happens tonight, and I do hope that Section 215, goes quietly into the dark night, there is still an apparatus in place. The Obama administration is urging passage of the USA "Freedom" Act, after The "Patriot" Act, I am sure the USA "Freedom" Act is going to keep us free, right.
It doesn't matter what they call it, or what they say they will do, there is money to be made and that will not be so easy to give up. Let's take a look at this, Utah Data Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally it was supposed to be called, "the Massive Data Repository but was renamed to Mission Data Repository due to the former sounding too "creepy". What do you suppose they will do with that?
Mission data accomplished?
There is no way this Utah NSA employment program will just go away. Think about it. The junior Senator from Utah, Mike Lee pleads for the USA Freedom Act to be passed, Pass the USA Freedom Act - The Washington Post
Meanwhile, in no American media have I read about this, More than 10,000 websites 'blackout' Congress in protest of NSA surveillance laws | US news | The Guardian
Rand Paul is threatening another filibuster, I hope he does it. I hope I can get up tomorrow and read that at least this miserable chapter in American history is over. But there is still a facility in Utah, that Senator Mike Lee has to justify. Executive Order 12333, which has never gone away will probably keep him and his Mission Data Repository alive.
Let the NSA’s mass surveillance program die.