National Security Angry Birds

If you missed it, the National Security Agency is checking on you through your Angry Birds. It turns out that Angry Birds gathers your location data from your phone, probably so they can target ads to your location. The NSA has cracked Angry Birds security, which we’re guessing is non-existent, pretty much like ObamaCare site security, and they can track you while you kill piggies.

Listen closely to the following discussion, we find it really disturbing.

These commentators seem to be very comfortable with the idea that “the government” is tracking every American in every way they can think of. As the commentator notes, “the NSA is willing to spy on anything…”

Let’s be really clear here, if you’ve been following the NSA mess you’ll know that they are the IRS on steroids. Their officials, up to and including the head of the agency, are comfortable going before a Congressional committee and lying about their activities. They are that confident that their big brother supporters in the House and Senate will provide cover for them.

It’s also obvious that the members of congress who are supposed to have oversight responsibilities over the agency don’t have a clue what’s going on there. Every week we find out new revelations of the level to which the agency has gone to gather information on Americans.

If you are willing to believe that, if not now, certainly sometime in the near future that information will be used against Americans for political purposes, you’re beyond naïve, we would rate you five-star stupid. Remember, the IRS was supposed to be above politics too.

There is a trade-off between individual liberty and “security”. We’re using scare quotes around “security” because every time the government feels any push back on their level of intrusion into your life, they tell you it’s to keep you safe. Balderdash. It’s to have control over you. And us. We don’t know for sure about you, but we can tell you that we’ll give up a lot in the security department to maintain our individual liberty and our constitutional guarantee of privacy.

Knowing where everyone is and what they’re doing is not really a good application of security, especially when the government says they’re doing it to keep us secure from people who are essentially government actors for foreign powers.

Rather than track our Angry Birds, we be much safer if the government established beyond doubt that they care about two things. First, secure borders; second, that an act of terrorism on the part of a group supported by a foreign government will be considered an act of war and will be treated as such.
The actions of special forces at the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, and our troops conduct of the war since then has been a great story of heroism. It, however, hasn’t made us any safer. If anything, because of the rules of engagement imposed on the troops by Washington’s arm chair commanders, and because of the dithering by the commanders in chief, Afghanistan has probably made us less safe. It’s shown we have no resolve.

We would have preferred to see two Afghan cities, large ones and one for each tower, reduced to ashes. The first should have been Kabul, with every government official under the ash. That wouldn’t have required deployment of a single Marine or soldier, and wouldn’t have put at serious risk one life that matters. And yes, the life of one Marine or soldier matters more than all of Kabul.
That’s just one reason we won’t ever be President.

With respect to the NSA, it will most certainly be retained, there will be talk of increased oversight and blah, blah, blah, but in six months we will be back to status quo because they’ve got acres and acres of servers to feed in their new facility in Utah, and you can bet the government wants that information.

Because they want absolute control over you.

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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980.Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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  • stan25

    Ask Dinzas D’Souza (sp) how that feels. Being arrested for being critical of “Walks on Water.” by a film. Or the film maker that is languishing in jail, because he dared to be critical of Islam.

    • jim_m

      Dinesh.

      Yeah, the police state has begun. The dems are using the power of the federal government to go after their enemies and they aren’t making any bones about it.

      Cue Bruce or Chico to think that it is all funny, using the government to persecute people based on their political affiliation.

      • Brucehenry

        Except that D’Souza has so far not denied breaking the law. His lawyer released a statement saying what he did in an effort to help a friend running for Senate was “at most…a misguided act of friendship.” You’ll notice he didn’t say “My client is innocent!”

        He got friends to donate $20K each to his friend and then reimbursed them (allegedly). This is a felony.

        Can one gain the power to break the law, consequence free, by being a critic of the administration? Should the Justice Dept ignore violations of the law because it fears criticism?

        As for the anti-Islam film guy, what an idiot. He very publicly violated his probation and was charged with doing so.

        • Michael Becker

          See above.

          Bruce, I don’t have issues with D’Sousa being charged. I absolutely think the bail was stupid and I have every confidence that he’s going to get absolutely everything and then some that the DoJ can manage.

          And, the DoJ should also have gone after the Obama campaign in 2008 for their credit card scam, they got a pass on it and have been doing it ever since. For starters.

          Not that any of this has anything to do with the original post.

          • Brucehenry

            You’re right, but it has to do with the first comment on the thread.

            If this prosecution is politically motivated, it’s hardly unprecedented:

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_U.S._vs._John_Lennon

            Not that that makes it OK, but since the Lennon case was 40 years ago maybe the slope ain’t quite as slippery as some would have us believe.

        • jim_m

          Allow me to find that your demand that the law be followed so scrupulously is a wee bit hypocritical in light of the Buddhist Temple and other finance escapades such as obama’s foreign campaign donations which he facilitated by taking all the security measures off of his donation site.

          Once more we see that Bruce is very interested that the law be enforced on his enemies and not so much when it’s his own side.

          This could have been a real story. Bruce would have thought the coverage harsh against obama.

          • Brucehenry

            Haha the Buddhist Temple link you posted explicitly says Gore did nothing illegal, although it calls his judgement into question and says he acted “stupidly.”

            The NY Post link is about two five dollar donations — literally. Ten bucks worth of “wrongdoing.” What a nothingburger.

            I’m sure in your head the Onion story IS real, though you hold just enough of a grip on reality to be aware that others can’t hear The Voices.

          • jim_m

            The point about the small donations is that oabma took off the security and so received many small donations totally in the millions. Many of those donations were illegal but because the most transparently corrupt leader in US history dropped the security on his website you can’t trace the donations.

            The only reason for doing what he did was to enable illegal activity. But you can’t see that because Barry walks on water as far as you are concerned.

          • Brucehenry

            No, I get it. And you’re right, it ought not to be done. If it’s criminal, let it be prosecuted.

            Now what was your point about the Buddhist Temple again? Lol.

        • LiberalNightmare

          I don’t believe that D’Sousa did it,

          If he really wanted to break campaign finance laws, it would have been much easier to setup a campaign web site to illegally accept foreign contributions.

          I hear people get away with that all the time.

    • Michael Becker

      Minor point – that’s not really so minor. If D’Souza transferred money to a third party as charged, that’s a clear violation of campaign finance laws.

      On the other hand, we hear nothing but crickets about Obama eliminating the country of origin and the security number on credit card transactions for his campaign. D’Souza will also be subject to significantly greater penalties than anyone else charged with a similar crime.

      An individual was charged with virtually the exact charge recently, he was charged as a misdemeanor and had something like a $2,500 bail. D’Sousa was charged with a felony and has a $500,000 bail.

      • Brucehenry

        What individual?

        • Michael Becker

          Fair question, I don’t have the link and I don’t have time to find it right now, but I will.

        • http://www.harlemghost.blogspot.com/ HarlemGhost

          Pierce O’Donnell … 2011 …

          • Brucehenry

            If that’s who Michael is talking about he’s got the concepts of “being charged with” and “accepting a plea deal to” mixed up.

            The guy was originally charged with a felony and accepted a plea to a misdemeanor. Maybe that’s what D’Souza will wind up doing.

            http://www.thewire.com/national/2011/08/hollywood-lawyer-agreed-go-jail-john-edwards/40909/

          • jim_m

            If you want consistency in enforcing the law, don’t look to the dems. If they actually enforced the law then David Gregory would be behind bars.

          • Brucehenry

            Yeah, for impersonating a rapper

  • 914

    The gestapo is growing in audacity. Just like the self appointed King H Fiat is..

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