Monday, November 23, 2009

If they really are out to get me, does that still make me paranoid?

I was accused by a commentor of being paranoid when I wrote about the Terrorist Shooting at Ft Hood. It led to a friend of mine asking about a statement I made regarding "new rules" regarding hate speech. While this CBS news story is not addressing this specifically, it IS related.

According to this story, the Justice Department is asking (as in subpoena) for a news website's visitor data, including registered users, emails, etc.

Why isn't the ACLU making a fuss over this? It certainly appears that liberties are being taken... perhaps away.

Big Brother comes to mind.

[HT: Steven's World via Neil Simpson]

5 comments:

Mike said...

That could be any one of our IP addresses at any time. I don't want to get my exercist by jumping to conclusions, but I think it's a simple steop away for seeing the slippery slope forming.

Rick said...

Mike, well, I certainly think you are right! I'm not sure it hasn't already begun...

RA said...

No, you aren't paranoid. Barack Obama is really out to get you and all your kind. Tick, tock ...

Rick said...

Thank you, RA, for finally admitting it!!!! I knew it all along- now I have PROOF!

;-)

Bob said...

When some reporters inquired as to how the justice dept. knew that all the emails about Sarah Palin came from the one school teacher in Alaska, they wouldn't go into detail. But a second commentator said that all emails using Microsoft based software is traceable back to the computer it's registered on, and that with proper legal search warrants, that would be something that could be discovered within minutes. It turns out that all the hate emails originated from the same laptop. So even if you used dozens of aliases, your MS based email program gives you away easily. And the word today is fugsti! Ha