Look at that. Oh, how foolish. If there were such a program or programs, which I can neither confirm nor deny due to national security, it would be made clear that any such program did not do what he says. But since I am unable to acknowledge that any such programs may exist, I can't deny these speculative and uninformed statements.
But it -could- be terrorists! And we have all this neat equipment the Feds gave us to fight terrorism... we might as well use it when we have an 'incident'. You don't want the terrorists to win, do you?!
What are the cops going to do when Google Glass and the knockoffs become commonplace? "Sir, you have to take -off- those glasses!" --? Is this ridiculous enough yet? I predict the glasses with the built-in camera will be the end of this. Free $100-million idea -- real-time streaming wifi or cellular link of computer-glasses video to a website (Youtube?) for the whole world to see. You might not get cash, but Google stock is nearly as good. Whoever runs with this, don't forget who thought it up first.
Correlation is not causality. Economics abounds in "all other things being equal..." assumptions, and those with a political dogma in mind will set the assumptions and end up wherever they want to. Then set the policy, and when the future doesn't happen as they wish (e.g. "these high deficits will trigger massive inflation...") its always a wrong assumption to blame, and not the underlying theory.
'Clearly, if we just give all the really wealthy people even more money they will create jobs.' Twenty years on of increasing concentration of wealth, and yet there are chronically less jobs than needed. 'Clearly the wealthy need even more income concentration and wealth disparity, its not been concentrated enough yet.'
I wasn't expecting this sort of thing for about another 15 years, until some of the many "home-schooled for ideological reasons" kids getting taught that evolution is a liberal conspiracy, that there's no science to support human-caused climate change, or that there's no reason not to literally believe every word written in (insert your religious dogma text of choice) were old enough to elect to Congress. It appears that there is no shortage of people natively stupid enough yet old enough to run for Congress to support this kind of ignorance and imbecility even without the benefits of an education aimed at preserving ignorant beliefs rather than teaching techniques for the application and use of intelligence. The sad thing is Gromert is probably in a 'safe' district and likely immune to removal by election due to the preponderance of 'low information content' voters carefully gerrymandered into the district.
Security theater is just like the movies - there's no reason why these gaping holes in logic should interfere with the illusion created by the movie. Just because this is 'reality' is no reason to be smart about anything.
If we keep insisting on all the provisions of the Constitution, the terrorists will have won. The only Constitutional provision that gets any respect from Congress is the Second Amendment. The rest of them, not so much.
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