Monday, March 06, 2006

Homeland Security Making us safer?

It was recentally reveled in some local news that a texas couple alarmed Bush's fighting christian morality police (Homeland Security) when they made a credit card payment. It seems Bush's christians are watching credit card payments and looking for unusual activity.

I can see how this might help to stop credit card theives. But I can't see why in hell anyone would think that terrorists would use credit cards, or be more likely to use them irregularly.

If I were a secret bad guy (terrorist) I wouldn't make any credit card payments. I would do that regularly and I would never had gotten caught by this bullshit saftey mechinism.

Why are they watching our credit card payments?
Because they can, systems are already set up to watch unusual credit card behavior activity. The credit card companys were doing just fine on there own. Bush stuck his nose in and got involved. But since the system wasn't broken and since Bush's fighting christians didn't have anything better to look for they followed the directions that were already there.

They didn't brainstorm new ideas to protect us they used and misuse the system at hand.

Hell even the low-level guards making minimum wage watching the secret headquarters are starting to take notice:

Associated Press:

The guards have taken their concerns to Congress, describing inadequate training, failed security tests and slow or confused reactions to bomb and biological threats.

For instance, when an envelope with suspicious powder was opened last fall at Homeland Security Department headquarters, guards said they watched in amazement as superiors carried it by the office of Secretary Michael Chertoff, took it outside and then shook it outside Chertoff's window without evacuating people nearby.

Associated Press
Halliburton Co. failed to protect the water supply it is paid to purify for U.S. soldiers throughout Iraq, in one instance missing contamination that could have caused "mass sickness or death," an internal company report concluded.


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