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Today (Nov 26) is "Jam Echelon" day
"Echelon" is a multi-nation cooperative effort to monitor ALL e-mail, faxes, telephone calls, etc. (all electronic communications) with high-speed real-time monitoring for various "key" words and phrases deemed suspicious by TPTB. Transmissions containing these words are saved for later analyis.
Key words and phrases include such as fissionable plutonium, uranium, anthrax, plague, unabomber, militia, North Korea, drugs, heroin, coke, cocaine, marijuana, terrorism, terrorist, guns, privacy, money laundering, offshore, biological warfare, chemical warfare, stealth, suitcase nukes, liberation, bill of rights, assassination ...
That is, anything politically incorrect or relating to a possible threat to government power. Note that most of the monitoring relates to maintenance of government power, NOT the safety and liberty of citizens.
So, "Jam Echelon" day is to have hundreds of thousands of people to send e-mails to their entire e-mail list, the e-mails containing as many of these "suspicious" words as can be. Then the recipients to forward these messages to their e-mail lists. This will be NON-COMMERCIAL _GOOD_ SPAM. Give the spooks something to do over the holidays.
-- winston smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 26, 1999
Duh! ... Yeah, why not give Osama, Sadam and others a day every once in a while to get their traffic through with as much cover as possible? ... Be sure to announce it good and early so they know when to transmit.
-- John (jh@NotReal.ca), November 26, 1999.
First of all, takes time away from prepping. 2nd, why would I want to transmit all my address book to Echelon? 3rd, do you really think that is enough traffic to jam them? yeah,right. Got all your preps?
on de rock
-- Walter (on de email@example.com), November 26, 1999.
Man, this was tried a while ago...probably didn't work worth a damn then either...
-- Billy-Boy (Rakkasan@yahoo.com), November 26, 1999.
Would somebody please organize a "Jam Clinton Day"?
Working and living on a farm gives me an overwhelming number of ideas in respect to various tools and implements.
This could be better than Christmas! :)
-- Will continue (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 26, 1999.
All these OT posts are starting to get pretty OLD. Put it elsewhere, like Frugal Squirrels.
It won't do any good to flood the email systems, trying to jam up the Feds. It will also probably get you on another list of troublemakers to be disposed of.
-- Bill (email@example.com), November 27, 1999.