Top Secret America

The Washington Post has provided us with a decent look into the dystopian nightmare our criminal government has created for us.

Some excerpts from Top Secret America:

* Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States.

* Analysts who make sense of documents and conversations obtained by foreign and domestic spying share their judgment by publishing 50,000 intelligence reports each year – a volume so large that many are routinely ignored.

“We consequently can’t effectively assess whether it is making us more safe.” – Army Lt. Gen. John R. Vines

Every day across the United States, 854,000 civil servants, military personnel and private contractors with top-secret security clearances are scanned into offices protected by electromagnetic locks, retinal cameras and fortified walls that eavesdropping equipment cannot penetrate.

Every day, collection systems at the National Security Agency intercept and store 1.7 billion e-mails, phone calls and other types of communications.

So, what has the loss of your privacy, rights, and tax money accomplished?:

To date, the Heritage Foundation estimates roughly 19 terrist attacks have been thwarted.

Reason Magazine: Even if terrorists were able to pull off one attack per year on the scale of the 9/11 atrocity, that would mean your one-year risk would be one in 100,000 and your lifetime risk would be about one in 1300. (300,000,000 ÷ 3,000 = 100,000 ÷ 78 years = 1282) In other words, your risk of dying in a plausible terrorist attack is much lower than your risk of dying in a car accident, by walking across the street, by drowning, in a fire, by falling, or by being murdered.

Clearly we must hand over all our money and rights to government so they can protect us from the evil terrists.

Instead of monitoring every email sent on the planet, perhaps it would be easier to simply keep an eye on the known stockpiles of nuclear and chemical weapons.  Of course, that would be ridiculous.

In the meantime, try not to get killed by driving home from work.

Heaven forbid they fix the roads.