Ding, Dong, the Snitch is Dead

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Well, moribund, anyway. Despite cleverly changing its name from the Orwellian "Total Information Awareness" to the soothing "Terrorism Information Awareness" and ditching a logo that I can only assume was deliberately designed to freak out conspiracy theorists, TIA may be toast. Wired News reports that the newly released Senate appropriations bill provides no funding for you to be pushed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered

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  1. Yeah, it sez “No funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Defense … or to any other department, agency or element of the Federal Government, may be obligated or expended on research and development on the Terrorism Information Awareness program.”

    So they change the name again? “We didn’t spend funds on the TIA program. It’s now called the TIA project.” Or maybe put it on the black budget with the secret spy planes and the like?

  2. Sometimes “we the people” win, too.

    (Thank you, GIA)

    http://opengov.media.mit.edu/

  3. Big ups to junyo for the Gravity’s Rainbow reference… Also, what’s with the continued propogation of Masonic imagery in American government?

  4. I am not a number. I am a free man.

  5. Where’s Rover when you need him?

  6. I frequently worry about the Masons, whatever the fuck they are.

  7. Um this is –Pointdexter–. Since when has he ever listened to a measily little congressional statute defunding or prohibiting his operations before…

  8. Tell Me Again What Republicans Are Good For?

  9. Paranoid Axiom #138: That just means they’ve taken it off the books the public is allowed to see…

  10. Can I just say, I LOVE that logo. I’m making that my desktop wallpaper.

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