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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

DHS Propose Everyone Ask Permission To Travel

The Department of Homeland Security was born under this administration for the purposes of fighting terror. It has proven to be a bloated agency with an insurmountable amount of waste yet they continue to wield unprecedented power and the money keeps coming in. They were the ones who brought looney John Mark Karr to "justice" in first-class complete with champagne.

The name, Department Homeland Security, has been criticized for being too Hitler-esque in nature. Hitler hyped up his population by using patriotic symbols and language such as referring to Germany as "The Homeland".
Never in our history have we referred to ourselves in this manner until now. If that isn't compelling enough, DHS ever expands it's tentacles without any real evidence the overreach has been effective. Yesterday Mr. Chertoff suggested the internet may breed radicalism thereby announcing the policing of it.
To help gather intelligence on possible home-grown attackers, Chertoff said Homeland Security would deploy 20 field agents this fiscal year into "intelligence fusion centers," where they would work with local police agencies.

By the end of the next fiscal year, he said the department aims to up that to 35 staffers.

This could mean a number of things none of which were mentioned so we do not yet know the scope of this task force or what constitutes "radical ideologies" in their view.

In addition to policing the internet, DHS is proposing we ask for our government's permission to travel. With the suspension of Habeas Corpus, the approval of torture, our new ideology of preemptive war, illegal wiretapping and now this, it seems to me the name of this department has turned out to be disturbingly ironic.
Should you have to ask for permission from the government before you are allowed to get on a plane or cruise ship? ("Mother, may I?")

The USA Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed that airlines cruise lines, and operators of all other ships and planes -- including charter flights, air taxis, fishing vessels, etc. -- be required to get individual permission ("clearance") from the DHS for each passenger on all flights or ocean voyages to, from, or via the USA. Unless the answer is "Yes"-- if the answer is “no” or “maybe”, or if the DHS doesn’t answer at all -- the airline wouldn’t be allowed to give you a boarding pass, or let you or your luggage on the plane.


Anonymous Skeptic said...

The powergrab never ends.

1:19 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's that go - you don't throw a frog into boiling water because he'll jump out, you slowly raise the temperature until it dies. That's the perfect analogy for what's goin on here. Wake up people, you're being boiled slowly.

11:09 AM


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