Political Critic points out that it’s only us old timers that the government is spying on these days. The youngsters, which means anybody under 40, get a free ride.
As it turns out, this NSA spy program only pertains to land based phone lines. Cell phone calls are not being included in this database. That means that all the calls you make on your cell are not traced....well, at least not this way.
So not only is the government conducting another unlawful spy programs, they are also going about it in the completely wrong manner. The government claims that these phone records are being obtained to protect the nation against terrorists. However, terrorists are usually young people. Most young people use cell phones exclusively.
I, for one, haven't used a landline in years and I'm in my early 30’s. Many people younger than me have never even had a land line. Who uses landlines? Your parents, that’s who.
So the U.S. government is obtaining phone records of old people. Good job! They are missing most of the people in their teens and 20’s and a good chunk of the thirtysomething crowd. That’s a pretty large gap, don't you think? It sounds like quite an effective program.
I don't have the breakdown of the percent of population that uses cell phones versus landlines, but it is fairly clear that the 18-34 year old crowd has already moved significantly in the direction of wireless.
Of course, the braindead mainstream media has failed all day long to point this out. It’s up to the bloggers to show that the government is not only unethical, but completely stupid too.
These phone records won’t find a terrorist any more than they could before. It will simply be an exercise in futility and a complete waste of taxpayer dollars.