Two things of note for us paranoidsâ€¦
CYA FYI: Iâ€™m not sure that this isnâ€™t an Urban Legend.
This article says that a couple in Rhode Island recently paid 6K on their credit card bill. It raised a flag at Homeland Security.
Apparently if you pay a certain percentage more than usual on your credit cards the Department of Homeland Security is notified. I checked the laws this article reference and if I am reading them correctly (Iâ€™m not a lawyer) it says that they can only get the information without telling you if they request it because they suspect you of being a drug dealer or a spy.
However, the big â€œtheyâ€ didnâ€™t request it. Their credit card company just gave it up. No wonder people keep their money in a mayo jar buried in the back yard.
Iâ€™m not sure why I was surprised. But the next time the credit card company calls and ask why we havenâ€™t made a payment I have a really good reason.
Here is an article on what the Government is doing for the American People in the name of security. I hope that the agents surfing my web history (and you know they are) enjoy the fan fiction, blogs, CNN and other sites (smirk) as much as I do.
Who knew that the Lone Gunmen and Mulder were not fictional characters but visionaries? I think Iâ€™ll go buy stock in tin foil.