Saturday, August 1, 2009

IMPORTANT PSA ABOUT CARS.GOV. Updated

This is just shocking. I'm not kidding - this is really frightening. And it is important information as a follow-up to my post about the "Cash for Clunkers" program (major H/T to NQ reader, Politicalidentitycrisis for this link). You are absolutely NOT going to believe this. Don't be put off by this being Glenn Beck - I'm not a huge fan, but he is absolutely right to be outraged by this. You should be, too:



My favorite part is the "...and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign." Say WHAAAAA??? What the hell does THAT mean?

And how in the world can any of this be legal?? They can jump inside your computer? Listen to your phone conversations on Skype with no warrant?

If you were considering checking out this program, whatever you do, do NOT log onto this website, go to the Dealer's Tab, and check, "I agree" at the "Privacy Act and Security Statement" to continue. Unless you want the government to forever be able to access your computer. (And just because it is under the Dealer's tab does not make it any less egregious. ANYONE can go there. And even if it is "only" the dealer, people's personal information is on the DEALER'S computer.)

This is insane. Absolutely insane. What in the hell is going on in our country???

2 comments:

SFIndie said...

Jeff Poor at Business & Media Institute wrote about this government computer takeover (http://tinyurl.com/ly4u6n), and RBO has both clips from Beck's show (http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/).

Can't wait to see how THIS gets spinned by The Pretender!

And, I wonder if this "Cash for Clunkers" program will end up being the vehicle version of subprime mortgages. How many people are buying new cars who, while they may qualify for a loan, can't really afford a new car? People who had no intention of turning in an old but still functioning and paid for car, for a new car and a new monthly payment?

So, we've now created more debt for people and a legal way for the government to spy on you.

Hmmmmm, makes one wonder what the government's ultimate plan is for healthcare. Anyone who buys into the public option also gives the government permission to take over their computer and anything they do on their computer? And phone? And fax? And what else? I don't think I want the gov't to have complete control over my medical records (although I'm guessing they probably already do).

This is insane, Rev. When are people going to wake the fuck up?????

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

SFIndie, I wish I knew. Truly. Just look at what Obama has done in 7 months. It is really astonishing.

And you raise great points, too, abt people getting themselves further in debt, or not qualifying at all.

None of this bodes well for gov't run health care. It's scaring the shit out of me...

(Oh - I'll go take a look at the other Beck clip - thanks!)