A New Proposal to Stop NSA Data Center in Utah

h/t DSWright on FDL

Remember that massive NSA complex being built in Utah? It requires 1.7 million gallons of water a day to keep the servers housing all your stolen data cool. Cut off the water and watch the surveillance state buckle, or at least that’s the thought.

The OffNow Coalition proposes “The 4th Amendment Protection Act,” state-level legislation that would cut off support for NSA’s unconstitutional warrantless surveillance of Americans.

More info:

NSA Gets Sweetheart Water Deal from Utah Town, State Can Shut it Down

“Contracts to engage in illegal activity are not valid contracts. They aren’t upheld in court. Anyone making a blanket claim that NSA is acting legally is just plain nuts. So the Utah legislature can do something about the water in Bluffdale”

OffNow Coalition

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on December 5, 2013 - 8:06 pm

    I saw this plan and I like it!

    It looks workable, but it’s too bad we have to go in the back door when we should just be able to say, “this is wrong and unconstitutional”.

    Yeah, people care about water, even if they don’t seem to care about their privacy!

  2. #2 by cav on December 5, 2013 - 10:09 pm

    But if the NSA does it it has to be legal…right Diane Feinstein?

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on December 14, 2013 - 1:33 am

    Not getting a whole-lotta-snow this year.

    The choice is Utahs:

    1. Drinking water.
    2. Getting spied on.

    I report – You decide.

    Jobs, jobs, jobs!

  4. #4 by cav on December 14, 2013 - 4:27 pm

    If my government wants to spy on me while I drink water, piss and moan about stupid wars, illegal surveillance and the cost of water, that’s their business. They’re not going to listen to me – unless it’s ‘over-my-shoulder’ through some spy network.


  5. #6 by brewski on December 15, 2013 - 7:28 am

    You voted for the constitutional law professor who was going to protect our civil liberties. Deal with it.

  6. #7 by Cliff Lyon on December 15, 2013 - 7:58 am

    Brewski, Funny, I can remember you protesting the Bluffdale data center while Bush was still in office.

    • #8 by brewski on December 15, 2013 - 12:59 pm

      Re-read your post.

  7. #9 by cav on December 15, 2013 - 8:18 am

    Bush, the ‘Compassionate Conservative’? Did he ever prove to be a ‘tool’.

  8. #10 by Larry Bergan on December 16, 2013 - 11:28 pm

    But I think the deal went like this: If you’ll pretend to be stupid, we’ll do all the dirty work.

    So who should we arrest? Both Bush’s, Cheney, or all three?

    I muse.

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