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DHS Has Nothing Better To Do, Apparently


A federal Department of Homeland Security agent passed along information about student protests against military recruiters at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, landing the demonstrations on a database tracking foreign terrorism, according to government documents released Tuesday.

From San Francisco Chronicle, “Terror database tracks UC protests
U.S. agent reported on ’05 rallies against military recruitment

Let me be clear. I’m fully in favor of saving American lives, and also the American way of life. When DHS is wasting its time on student protests, corn stands and flea markets, more and more people are going to decide that its a waste of money. So, DHS, stop thinking about this as a matter of civil rights.

This is going to be about your budget. If you’d like your budget to be there in five years, stop spying on Americans. Because if you don’t, Americans will decide you have more money and less sense than a drunken sailor.

Peeping Tom photo by WebLoes.