Rest Easy, ‘Murica: Shutdown Doesn’t Stop Feds From Opening New NSA Center

eGuA25bLAWDon’t worry, loyal citizens: The NSA is still here to stalk love interests, read your mail, listen in on your conversations and otherwise keep acting like a psycho ex-girlfriend/boyfriend.

Via Information Liberation:

The so-called “government shut down” and the furloughing of thousands of non-essential federal employees has not prevented the opening of a $2 billion dollar NSA spy center in Utah which will snoop on Americans’ private emails, Google searches and phone calls.

As we highlighted yesterday, the shut down will only affect the tiny amount of services government provides that Americans actually like.

Rest assured, TSA grope downs, VIPR checkpoints, drone attacks, SWAT team raids, tax collection, torturing terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, arming jihadists in Syria and running guns to Mexican drug dealers will all continue unimpeded – as will NSA domestic spying.

Although the NSA itself refuses to confirm it, to all intents and purposes the agency’s mammoth new spy center in Bluffdale, Utah “may be open already,” according to the Denver Post.

“The facility is expected this fall to quietly begin sucking in massive amounts of information for the intelligence community and storing it in the cavernous buildings in Bluffdale, Utah, according to NSA officials — and it could be open now even as the agency faces scrutiny over efforts to collect data on Americans domestically,” writes Thomas Burr.

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  • Charlie Primero

    This is my sixth fake “govenment shutdown”. I guarantee the idiots pestering you about it today in the break room won’t remember it five months from now.

    Test me out. Set a calendcar reminder right now for April 1st. On that day, ask the tard yelling loudest today what happened during last October’s “shutdown”. They will look at you with puzzlement.

    • Juan

      Exactly. This is just more theater of the absurd for the drooling masses. “Oh, those republicans are so bad . . . ” What a fucking joke.

    • Dingbert

      Depends who you are and where you live. If you’re a federal worker, or a worker for a federal worker, you’ll remember even the mere threat of a shutdown. Or if you live near DC. Or near a military base or VA hospital–especially the ones in the middle of nowhere, which is where they tend to be (like the NSA center in UT).

      If I were a federal worker, I’d be happy to stop working. The problem, however, is that my creditors and landlord would not.

  • emperorreagan


    The US government has furloughed all national security functions and ceded authority to the UN. Gun confiscations and death panels start tomorrow!

  • Simon Valentine

    Negative Social Awareness

  • Matt Staggs


  • InfvoCuernos

    Wonder what would happen if all the federal workers that were furloughed went and did their jobs anyway and everything went on without govt. money? Oh, nevermind, I saw that movie in the former soviet union a few years back, didn’t end well from my recollection.