Friday, February 08, 2008

BIG BUSINESS IS WATCHING YOU!


The FBI Deputizes Business
Now we have the full flowering of fascism in the United States, an overt coalition between big business and the government security establishment, the Federal Bureau of Intimidation.

Not that this is a new thing: Infraguard was established long before 9/11. It's only recently that it has been revealed, thanks to Democracy Now! and other alternative media.

Big Busyness CEOs and corporate busybodies can now take advantage of timely alerts of possible terrorist activities that might affect their bottom line. That is to say, they can invest in picking up the pieces after terrorist attacks, sell stocks that will be affected (such as, say, airline stocks, property investments, private security and fire response firms). They can cash in on the War on Terror in advance!

In return, all they have to do is report any "deviant" behavior they observe, or claim they observe, such as rival corporate employees, bothersome entrepreneurs, uncooperative consumers, or cheeky competitors for corporate dollars. What better way to get a rival out of the way than report them to Homeland Security?

What, you haven't bought your share of useless stuff made in China? Off to the gulags!

This, of course, is not restricted to Homeland securities, as corporations across the country vie for lucrative government contracts in the mercenary, arms supplies (that's guns and ammunition), vehicles and other forms of war support. It's a multi-billion dollar industry and this here badge gives them first dibs over everyone else.

Take a close look at the security cameras the next time you visit WallMart, Costco, United Airlines and General Motors. Big Business is watching YOU!

2 comments:

  1. Jack Burns6:23 PM

    Terror means profit, friend-o.

    Hell, look at all the people that directly profited off of 9-11, from the owner of the building on down the line. And thanks to terror, we have new industries created and big profits for the major suppliers to the guvment.

    It's pretty sick.

    Thanks for the Good News, Hayduke...I'm going back to watching my birds.

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  2. Jack Burns8:08 AM

    And as a follow up to your post, there's this story in today's NY Times..."mistake" my ass...

    February 17, 2008
    Error Gave F.B.I. Unauthorized Access to E-Mail
    By ERIC LICHTBLAU

    WASHINGTON — A technical glitch gave the F.B.I. access to the e-mail messages from an entire computer network — perhaps hundreds of accounts or more — instead of simply the lone e-mail address that was approved by a secret intelligence court as part of a national security investigation, according to an internal report of the 2006 episode.

    F.B.I. officials blamed an “apparent miscommunication” with the unnamed Internet provider, which mistakenly turned over all the e-mail from a small e-mail domain for which it served as host. The records were ultimately destroyed, officials said.

    Bureau officials noticed a “surge” in the e-mail activity they were monitoring and realized that the provider had mistakenly set its filtering equipment to trap far more data than a judge had actually authorized.

    The episode is an unusual example of what has become a regular if little-noticed occurrence, as American officials have expanded their technological tools: government officials, or the private companies they rely on for surveillance operations, sometimes foul up their instructions about what they can and cannot collect.

    The rest is here:

    http://tinyurl.com/27v298

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