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"Homeland Security Threatens Legal Action Against Employees Who Read News About Leaks"

Techdirt
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130718/01584823844/homela...

"However, that's not the way the government works. The latest is that Homeland Security sent around a memo warning employees that merely opening up a Washington Post article about some of the leaks might violate their non-disclosure agreement to "protect National Security Information," and it even says that merely clicking on the story might make the reader "subject to any administrative or legal action from the Government."

Got that? Working for the government and merely reading the news about things the government is doing might subject you to legal action. Stunning. At least someone in Congress realizes the insanity of all of this. Rep. Grayson, who displayed the very same NSA slides that DHS is warning its employees about in Congress itself, has offered up an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill, stating that
nothing in the defense appropriations should be used to block employees from reading the news on their own time.None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to restrict the access of members of the Armed Forces to publically available online news media during morale, welfare, and recreation periods."

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Good- if you are such and ass to work for such

gestapos - you live by the sword you die by the sword.

Its all fun and games until they come for you.

It's a terrible law

but I'd love to see the appellate brief of someone prosecuted for reading the Washington Post.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Why would you call for

Why would you call for someones tripple life prison term sentence........without parole

edit: im just kidding boneless, i would also love to see, or more specifically, i would like for the sheep to see, and then attempt to justify it.......

sorry I'll dumb it down for you

by saying that I would love to see the brief, here is what I meant.

Because the law is on the books, there would likely be a conviction at trial court level. Then there would be an appeal.

The constitutional problems with this law are so great that the appellate brief would be very entertaining to read. I don't see how this law could withstand constitutional scrutiny.

Does that meet with your approval?

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

What was the question?

What was the question?

crikey

you came in on the short-ish bus, right?

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

i guess, i am quite short,

i guess, i am quite short, hey, how d'you know that?

deductive reasoning

it's your friend

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Dont know a Deductive

Dont know a Deductive Reasoning, but i know a David, you must be thinking of David......why are we talking about David?