Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Department of Homeland Insecurity

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
2002 US President George W Bush signed the Homeland Security Act into law, establishing the Department of Homeland Security in the largest US government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947 (a compliant Senate passed the bill 90-9 on November 19). The department has approximately 184,000 employees and costs each year a whopping $36.5 billion (2004 figure).

The US Government, apparently without any sense of embarrassment or irony, chose as a logo for the gigantic Orwellian institution this very image of an eye peering through your keyhole ...

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