SNAIL MAIL ~ ALL US MAIL IS PHOTOGRAPHED AND LOGGED FOR GOV'T SPIES

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... folks, it is not just our
electronic communication that
is being spied upon.


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U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON — Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: a handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home.

“Show all mail to supv” — supervisor — “for copying prior to going out on the street,” read the card. It included Mr. Pickering’s name, address and the type of mail that needed to be monitored. The word “confidential” was highlighted in green.

“It was a bit of a shock to see it,” said Mr. Pickering, who with his wife owns a small bookstore in Buffalo. More than a decade ago, he was a spokesman for the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group labeled eco-terrorists by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Postal officials subsequently confirmed they were indeed tracking Mr. Pickering’s mail but told him nothing else.



As the world focuses on the high-tech spying of the National Security Agency, the misplaced card offers a rare glimpse inside the seemingly low-tech but prevalent snooping of the United States Postal Service.

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Mr. Pickering was targeted by a longtime surveillance system called mail covers, a forerunner of a vastly more expansive effort, the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program, in which Postal Service computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that is processed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year. It is not known how long the government saves the images.

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“It’s a treasure trove of information,” said James J. Wedick, a former F.B.I. agent who spent 34 years at the agency and who said he used mail covers in a number of investigations, including one that led to the prosecution of several elected officials in California on corruption charges. “Looking at just the outside of letters and other mail, I can see who you bank with, who you communicate with — all kinds of useful information that gives investigators leads that they can then follow up on with a subpoena.”

READ NY TIMES ARTICLE HERE ~~~>http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/us/monitoring-of-snail-mail.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&pagewanted=all&

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"MAIL COVERS" ... the Pickering note and lots more ~~~>http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/06/30/us/30postal-mail-cover-documents.html?ref=us

HERE'S THE PDF OF PERTINENT GOV'T INFO ~~~> http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/719313/mail-cover-documents.pdf

ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM UPI ~~~>
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/07/04/US-Postal-Service-logs-all-mail-for-law-enforcement/UPI-36491372921200/?spt=hs&or=tn

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... the program's sweeping nature disturbs some people.

"In the past, mail covers were used when you had a reason to suspect someone of a crime," Mark Rasch, who started a computer crimes unit in the fraud section of the Justice Department's criminal division, told the Times.

"Now it seems to be, 'Let's record everyone's mail so in the future we might go back and see who you were communicating with,'" he said. "Essentially you've added mail covers on millions of Americans."

The Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program was created after the anthrax attacks in late 2001 that killed five people, including two postal workers, and infected 17 others.

The program was secret, but the FBI cited it last month during its investigation into ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Let it loose; it will defend itself."

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Re: SNAIL MAIL ~ ALL US MAIL IS PHOTOGRAPHED AND LOGGED FOR GOV'T SPIES
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013, 09:46:20 AM »
http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Liberation-1997-2002-Leslie-Pickering/dp/0974288403


Members of this group been found starting fires - FOR THE EARTH! These violent environmental people need to be watched, IMO!

You have to wonder who pays them to do what they do - THE GLOBALISTS who are pushing all the environmental nonsense? Al Gore worshippers? Maurice Strong worshippers?

People who are legitimate protesters (like most people in this forum) don't engage in violent behavior. These people are different. What they do is CRIMINAL!



http://www.targetofopportunity.com/elf.htm

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Members of the Earth Liberation Front have destroyed luxury homes, SUVs, and other private property thereby costing Americans millions of dollars in damages. Their strategy is based on protecting the environment through destroying property. Their activities are the same to that of other terrorists that operate as a loose-network of individual cells.
Don't believe me. Look it up yourself!

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Re: SNAIL MAIL ~ ALL US MAIL IS PHOTOGRAPHED AND LOGGED FOR GOV'T SPIES
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 11:24:37 AM »


Thanks jofortruth for reminding us just how
radical that "friends" of the Earth group (ELF) is ... wow,
that is taking MONKEYWRENCHING to infinity and beyond.
The Pickering guy's involvement wasn't talked about
much in the piece ... and he seems incidental to the thrust
and the meat of what his lawsuit is revealing ... the "... Postal Service
computers photograph the exterior of every piece of paper mail that
is processed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year."


St. Augustine: “The truth is like a lion; you don't have to defend it.
Let it loose; it will defend itself."

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Re: SNAIL MAIL ~ ALL US MAIL IS PHOTOGRAPHED AND LOGGED FOR GOV'T SPIES
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 11:30:39 AM »
The problem is this: THE POLICE STATE LUMPS US ALL INTO THE SAME CATEGORY WITH CRIMINALS LIKE "ELF"!

Unfortunately, until the pathetic grunts for the Police State figure out the difference BETWEEN THE PERPS LIKE "ELF", and just regular American citizens fed up with the destruction of their country, we are all targets!

COPS & MILITARY WHO ARE ON THE STREETS OF AMERICA, YOU GUYS BEST FIGURE IT OUT AND NOW BECAUSE YOU ARE ASSISTING THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA BY TARGETING GOOD AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO ARE DOING NOTHING BUT TRYING TO SAVE THEIR COUNTRY FROM THE REAL PERPS. GET A CLUE.  YOU GUYS NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHO THE REAL ENEMY IS, AND YESTERDAY. GO AFTER THE NWO PERPS, AND LEAVE THE GOOD CITIZENS ALONE. STOP BEING FOOLS, AND START HELPING US SAVE AMERICA!

Don't believe me. Look it up yourself!