If a tree fell in a forest…

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would anyone even give a damn?

Apparently not, when it comes to the “well, if yuh got nothing to hide” poltroon media quislings that had better things to focus their attentions on this past week. Nah, no reason to pay notice to the ever-widening abominations against liberty that continue to stampede around the world, much less the ones that smite their festering gobs as they smile away in complete delusion. Luckily, Ryan Singel at Wired was keeping an eye open.


Federal, state and local cops are huddling together in domestic intelligence dens around the nation to fuse anti-terror information and tips in ways they never have before, and they want the American people to know about it — sort of.

Some of the nation’s top law enforcement and anti-terror officials got together to hold press briefings Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at the second annual National Fusion Center conference held in San Francisco.

Homeland Security Under Secretary Charlie Allen, formerly of the CIA, described how sharing threat assessments, and even the occasional raw intel, with the new fusion centers marks a cultural shift from the Cold War era. Back then, spies treated everyone, other departments and agencies included, as suspicious.

“Things have changed remarkably in Washington. We are talking to each other,” Allen said Tuesday. “I am from the shadows of the CIA where in the Cold War, we followed a different model. That model does not apply for the kinds of threats we have today that are borderless. The threats are so different and so remarkably dangerous for our citizens.”

The fifty or so U.S. fusion centers are where the federal, state and local cops share intelligence, sift data for clues, run down reports of suspicious packages and connect dots in an effort to detect and thwart terrorism attacks, drug smuggling and gang fighting.

whew! I feel so much safer now.


Written by mudshark

March 22, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Posted in gov_corup, liberty, noises

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  1. We get the “if you’ve got nothing to hide” over here, … one of the things i point out to people is that it’s not just about not having anything to hide, but that giving the government private information just isn’t safe because they’re incompetent –



    March 23, 2008 at 11:02 am

  2. oh yeah, it’s not just a phenom in the u.s., it’s worldwide. the statist mentality has been drilled into the conscience of everyone from practically day one. it’s only when individuals dare to step out of that mould that they see it for what it truly is.


    March 23, 2008 at 12:30 pm

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