-FISA-Part 1

Foreign intelligence surveillance act which was set to expire april 19 is extended to 2026.

Section 702 allows the government to collect electronic communication of non americans located outside the country without a warrant (which we dont care about right?) however that sometimes results in collection of data on actual, real americans who may have accidenatally or unknowingly brushed up against some un/non american being surveilled.

Now being the skeptic i be, im wondering why those countries which are having citizens being spied on by the us arent speaking up or dont care.

So, for those who might consider the original FISA act disquieting and its extension in a similar light might be confused though by its bi partisan support but by donald trump's edict to " kill fisa".

"What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." Sir walter scott. 1808 scotts play. Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

Fisa passed, fastrak is being expanded. It's interesting that our cars are going to be, if they arent now, the main tracking device for law enforcement.

Those who have driven in parts of California have a right to be amazed that by simply crossing a bridge, along with thousands of other cars, automatically will generate a bill for the toll, sent to the registered address of the car. You also get a photo which usually fuzzy and out of focus will show your car crossing that electronic beam.

When i was younger, before fastrak but after the implementation of toll bridges, whenever i didnt have cash (but gas was cheap), i'd try to find the non-toll path from one side of the bay area to the other. If worse came to worse though, the last alternative was to stop at the manned toll booth office located at the bridge, where you could declare your poverty and  and pay by card, or if extreme poverty, have a bill sent to you.

Now, of course, having the opportunity to either talk face to face or by phone any representative of any entitled service or expected change has gone the way of the dinosaur. 

It won't be long now before we receive a warrant for our arrest and a request to go to your nearest police station, turn yourself in, bring your attorney if you have one, and the justice system will go into effect.

If you are going to run, now would be the time to do it because the knock on your door will be coming and resisting arrest will be your new offense. Police will have carte blanche, as usual, once they have to play an up-close personal role in trying to get you to court.

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