I am glad that all of these terrorist people are investigated all the time

Aren’t you glad that all those horrible horrible terrorist people are investigated, have their phones tapped, are followed by goons in black helicopters, they are watched at all times and it only makes sense.  When it comes to me, I do nothing that would draw atention to me so to support the Patriot Act is a good thing because people like me do nothing that would implicate me wrongly into a horrible investigation that would possibly ruin my life.  The government has way too much real crime to investigate so I would NEVER EVER be caught up in anything that would be an issue so when I see people being investigated it warms my heart.

So I should support the Patriot Act because it is protecting me from evil-doers…right…no one would get caught up in the Patriot Act wrongfully would they? 

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A (Terror) Fish Story

We’ve been fascinated by the story of how Jim Bensman of Alton, Ill., went to a hearing about fish and wound up as a potential terrorism suspect.

As Cornelia Dean reported in The Times, the Army Corps of Engineers held a meeting in Mr. Bensman’s neighborhood to talk about helping those fish swim around the locks and dams it has constructed on the Mississippi River over the years. There was a PowerPoint presentation on various options. One — clearly not the Corps’s favorite — was to eliminate a dam in East Alton. To illustrate that idea, the presentation included a picture of a dam being dynamited.

Mr. Bensman rose later to support removing the dam. Big mistake.

A local paper reported that Mr. Bensman told the Corps he “would like to see the dam blown up.”

A Corps security officer read the report. He decided that Mr. Bensman was threatening a public facility. He notified the G-men.

An F.B.I. agent then contacted Mr. Bensman, who was surprised to learn that federal investigators believed a terrorist might announce his plans at a public hearing of the Army Corps of Engineers.

When the agent said he wanted to visit his home, it occurred to Mr. Bensman that he needed a lawyer. At that point, Mr. Bensman said, the agent threatened to “put you down as not cooperating.”

All this started because Mr. Bensman believes the Army Corps builds way too many locks and dams on the Mississippi for the convenience of boating interests. This page has always thought so too.

But not in any way, shape or form that involves any kind of sabotage whatsoever.

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There are checks and balances and the Constitution right?

Terrorist profiling is a logical way to go about finding the bad guys that want to hijack planes and things right?

What is the Patriot Act?

So what can they look at?

Are they ever wrong when it comes to looking at people?

All the planes that are having these horrible terrorists lately…isn’t that something? 

What about some on the planes? Don’t you feel safer with these people being looked at?

But they only look at international calls right and that is good! 

But but but to make a wiretap you need a court order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So everyone agrees that it is legal, right?  Lawyers know about the law so they would know, right?

So the 4th Amendment to the Constitution…uh…I guess we have that still there right?

The FISA law was written so they could do this type of thing right…but i guess they don’t need the FISA law?

Ok there is way too much craziness here for me to make up a snappy phrase to link to each case.

Do not be surprised if you are watched every single minute of every single day.

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