NSA Opponents Want To Cut Off Utah Facility From Water Supply

A group of activists plan to try and stop the agency's massive data center in Utah by cutting off its water supply

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A group of activists in Utah think they’ve found the ultimate weakness of a massive new data center the National Security Agency is building in Utah: water.

While the facility will feature state of the art technology and security measures, at the end of the day, like any other building, the data center will rely on local utilities, and local opponents want to cut it off from the grid. Advocacy groups, which have formed the OffNow coalition, are pushing for state legislation that would cut off utilities to the NSA’s new data center being built in Bluffdale, Utah. The argues that the NSA’s electronic snooping violates the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unwarranted searches and seizures, and proposed state legislation known as the 4th Amendment Protection Act would prevent the local government from supporting the building with local utilities.

“In short, they can turn the water off,” the group says on its website, noting the data center would use 1.7 million gallons of water ever day

The effort is sure to be stymied by federal authorities, but it’s the latest example in states’ rights activists toying with the idea of “nullification” of federal laws. The group is also making its case in a YouTube video advocating for the nullification of some federal laws:

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JoeFFFFFFF
JoeFFFFFFF

Yet Americans are complaining about gays?  smart.

VicPittman
VicPittman

Good luck to these American Patriots !  Time for the people to fight back !!!

EdwardDouglas
EdwardDouglas

How often do you hear local, State and the feds advocate water conservation?  It seems that if it involves violating the constitutional rights of citizens and creating a police-state, the ruling class(government) has no issue not applying those rules to themselves.  This is extremely common as federal agents have killed citizens with great negligence and are"immune" to prosecution, when we regular citizens would be prosecuted (see link).  This government is the mob with badges... it IS the KGB.  


http://articles.ivpressonline.com/2012-05-24/cole-dotson_31843250

Duffman
Duffman

A noble cause & a smart idea. Too bad the Fed will do ANYTHING to get that centre up and running. I just wish Obama had some balls. But then he probably would have ended up like Kennedy.

trpatri
trpatri

While they are at it, they need to cut off the water supply to the giant database the Morman church is building on all of us. https://familysearch.org/

whateverman22
whateverman22

Sounds good, doesn't sound like they care about the Constitution anymore, they're just trying to make bossman happy.

PhillyCannabis
PhillyCannabis

Lets get these NSA guys stoned and give them some DMT. 

MichaelBoldin
MichaelBoldin

Why would it be stymied by federal authorities, Nate?  The supreme court rules - over and over - in favor of the anti-commandeering doctrine.  That is, the states aren't required to help the feds carry out their programs.

Should the NSA want to figure out how to fly in their own water every day, they're welcome to bring it on.

Lancotron
Lancotron

@trpatri Family search is just a ancestry indexing tool, they don't have a record of any living people on there.  In fact, when I was using the program at one of their centers, they told me searching for living people wouldn't do anything as there are no living persons on there, and what do you know, there weren't (I tried anyway).  You aren't threatened and its not some super-secret spy website.