terrorist watch list
According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the U.S. Federal Government’s terrorist watch list is now approaching a million “winners”. The ACLU has a clever graphic demonstrating the rate at which this list is growing: you can watch the number grow in real-time: http://www.aclu.org/privacy/spying/watchlistcounter.html
Assuming that only adults are on this list (a very big assumption when dealing with the Feds, admittedly), and adding this figure to those in my last post, and assuming I still remember how to do algebraic equations (a very big assumption when dealing with my sodden brain, admittedly) this works out to 1 in 71.4 American adults who are either locked up or being watched.
Sing with me now: I’m proud to be an Amuricaaaaaaaan…[Free State Observer]