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Pay NO Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain…

“There is nothing to see here, move along!”

Cold Fury links to report in Business Insider (an incendiary rag to be sure!) that the current (and certainly the future) administration has installed and is using/will use the Trapwire intelligence gathering tool.

From the article…

Anyway, here’s what Trapwire is, according to Russian-state owned media network RT (apologies for citing “foreign media”… if we had a free press, I’d be citing something published here by an American media conglomerate): “Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology—and have installed it across the U.S. under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.

Every few seconds, data picked up at surveillance points in major cities and landmarks across the United States are recorded digitally on the spot, then encrypted and instantaneously delivered to a fortified central database center at an undisclosed location to be aggregated with other intelligence. It’s part of a program called TrapWire and it’s the brainchild of the Abraxas, a Northern Virginia company staffed with elite from America’s intelligence community.

The employee roster at Arbaxas reads like a who’s who of agents once with the Pentagon, CIA and other government entities according to their public LinkedIn profiles, and the corporation’s ties are assumed to go deeper than even documented. The details on Abraxas and, to an even greater extent TrapWire, are scarce, however, and not without reason. For a program touted as a tool to thwart terrorism and monitor activity meant to be under wraps, its understandable that Abraxas would want the program’s public presence to be relatively limited. But thanks to last year’s hack of the Strategic Forecasting intelligence agency, or Stratfor, all of that is quickly changing.”

So: those spooky new “circular” dark globe cameras installed in your neighborhood park, town, or city—they aren’t just passively monitoring. They’re plugged into Trapwire and they are potentially monitoring every single person via facial recognition. (emphasis Guffaw)

In related news, the Obama administration is fighting in federal court this week for the ability to imprison American citizens under NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions—and anyone else—without charge or trial, on suspicion alone.

So we have a widespread network of surveillance cameras across America monitoring us and reporting suspicious activity back to a centralized analysis center, mixed in with the ability to imprison people via military force on the basis of suspicious activity alone. I don’t see how that could possibly go wrong. Nope, not at all. We all know the government, and algorithmic computer programs, never make mistakes.

Have you guys seen Person of Interest?

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


7 thoughts on “Pay NO Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain…

  1. Or “Enemy of the State” with Will Smith & Gene Hackman?

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 16, 2012, 9:28 am
    • How sad that cinematic fiction of the horror of the all-knowing State, with all the accompanying rights-abuses seems to be coming true.
      And most folks haven’t a clue as to what’s ahead.
      THAT’S the SAD part.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | August 16, 2012, 11:01 am
  2. Rev beat me to it… EOTS is HERE NOW!!!

    Posted by Old NFO | August 16, 2012, 4:16 pm
  3. You Saying that the TV show (Persons of Interest) is Real!

    Posted by Stepinit | August 16, 2012, 9:24 pm
  4. 1984 was a warning and not a manual, but look at the bright side we may be able to click our heals and say there is no place like home there is no place like home…..

    Posted by Siddhartha | August 17, 2012, 4:40 pm

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