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I hope you watch the cartoon before reading this blog post, or at least take this as your spoiler alert.  While awaiting the loads of important Supreme Court rulings this week (apparently, even Supreme Court justices wait until the very last possible second to do something, just like most of us), I decided to take one more look at the Snowden story.

This cartoon is an extension of an earlier blog post where I thought about my own metadata and how bad it could look to an NSA snooping program.  Rather than focus on myself, howabout we look at our pal Jesus' metadata?  Doesn't look good for the ol' Son of God.  He definitely hung with the wrong crowd and did some suspicious communicating.

Another worry with the NSA data-vacuuming programs is that there will be so much data, it will distract from real threats discovered the old-fashioned way.  Like, say, the Russians telling you to watch out for these guys!

Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to comment, share and let me know what you think.


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[ominous narrator]

It's not about Edward Snowden.

It's about using the very NSA programs he decries, to protect this nation.

It's about gathering everyone's data to help target a suspect who . . .

has regularly communicated with a mysterious figure abroad,

has been associated with foreign criminals and other bad actors,

has traveled extensively in the Middle East,

has used social networks to send messages to Iran, Iraq, and Syria . . .

and whose location data indicates he has been in contact with religious zealots in the outskirts of Damascus.

We're not listening to the content of everyone's conversation, we're simply using metadata . . . to build a profile, a profile of a suspect who:

Would attack our entire banking system,

uses shadowy technology to further his aims along the Golan Heights border with Israel,

has continued to associate with those who show no respect for the law,

and whose calling patterns and geo-location indicate . . . a would-be martyr.

That's why we must . . .

Wiretap Jesus.  It's time to save the homeland.

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Originally posted to Comics on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 06:50 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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