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I Wish This Was A Joke [Feb. 8th, 2008|01:16 pm]
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If you pass the screening process, you may join InfraGard the FBI's newest weapon against...uh...against...ummm...oh yeah, against things They don't like. Just fill out the form and you can be come a member. Once you are a member, you can provide the FBI with reports about your neighbors, your employers and yes, even your family. The following information is from InfraGard's website.

InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States. InfraGard Chapters are geographically linked with FBI Field Office territories.

The benefits of joining InfraGard include:
  • Network with other companies that help maintain our national infrastructure. Quick Fact: 350 of our nation's Fortune 500 have a representative in InfraGard.
  • Gain access to an FBI secure communication network complete with VPN encrypted website, webmail, listservs, message boards and much more.
  • Learn time-sensative, infrastructure related security information from government sources such as DHS and the FBI.
  • Get invitations and discounts to important training seminars and conferences.
  • Best of all, there is no cost to join InfraGard

InfraGard is an organization dedicated to the protection of the United States and the American people. In order to maintain a level of trust within the membership, all applicants undergo a background check performed by the FBI (for this reason InfraGard membership is currently limited to United States citizens). Applications are then screened according to a defined criteria and then passed to the local chapter for final acceptance (individual chapters may have more strict criteria).

Along with your InfraGard membership comes great responsibility. We value active members who are willing to devote their time, effort and talent to help build this organization and achieve our goals of protecting the American people. You will be a representative of the nation's largest volunteer organization dedicated to critical infrastructure protection.

Code of Ethics

As an InfraGard member it is my responsibility to:
•Promote the protection and advancement of the critical infrastructure of the United States of America.
•Cooperate with others in the interchange of knowledge and ideas for mutual protection.
•Support the education of members and the general public in a diligent, loyal, honest manner, and not knowingly be a part of any illegal or improper activities.
•Serve in the interests of InfraGard and the general public in a diligent, loyal, and honest manner, and will not knowingly be a party to any illegal or improper activities.
•Maintain confidentiality, and prevent the use for competitive advantage at the expense of other members, of information obtained in the course of my involvement with InfraGard, which includes but is not limited to:
       Information concerning the business of a fellow member or company.
       Information identified as proprietary, confidential or sensitive.
•Abide by the National and Local Chapter InfraGard Bylaws.
•Protect and respect the privacy rights, civil rights, and physical and intellectual property rights of others.

[User Picture]From: fabricdragon
2008-02-08 08:08 pm (UTC)
oh its just been that kind of a day, hasnt it....

i washoping the anglican thing was a joke, and now this???

right, join the fuhrer youth!
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[User Picture]From: dinahprincedaly
2008-02-08 08:48 pm (UTC)
OMG how weird
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[User Picture]From: jenrose1
2008-02-08 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ministry of Peace.
And the Nightwatch.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2008-02-09 05:20 am (UTC)
I tried to sign up but there is no NY chapter! WTF?!?
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-02-09 05:24 am (UTC)

Here You Go!

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[User Picture]From: viverra2
2008-02-09 06:19 am (UTC)

Re: Here You Go!

Did you see that if you join, they will sponsor you to get a US safe traveler documen, so you can go through airport security easier?

Join the elite. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2008-02-09 06:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Here You Go!

I want to join, but what if I can't pass the background check because I protested the Vietnam war? Then will they round me up and waterboard me? Is this really an outlet for those people who used to be the auxiliary police officers and they were always making citizens'arrests and calling the real cops on anyone they thought my have smoked a joint? Actually I don't think this is really such a bad idea. I've Seen Stuff and Said Stuff. Not that anyone seemed to listen... And their little newsletter is pretty interesting. I can see where it would be useful to see all the little disasters collated as a way to see if there was a pattern. But the informing on "suspicious" people is a proven disaster in itself. If belonging to this means not having to take off my shoes at the airport, I say sign me up.
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[User Picture]From: londonbard
2008-02-14 09:12 am (UTC)

Re: Here You Go!

I wonder what happens if you join but cannot produce high quality data on everyone else?

We have groups who interact with the police, here in London. it means that they know you (for good or for ill...)
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2008-02-18 10:08 pm (UTC)

I joined a long time ago

I keep copious notes, photos, recordings of all conversations and actions around me. It isn't clear to me whether any of the stuff I experience is good for the US so I report it all to my 'brethren' in the 'family'. They have been so good to me, I can't see how they would ever misuse any of the information I give them. I trust them completely.

The more I give them, the happier they seem to be. They even offered to buy me top of the line recording equipment. How cool is that! My Biggest Brother said something about staying ahead of the curve and reducing time sensitivity but I really don't know what any of that means. I just want to help America grow stronger and I guess it means I need to be pro-active and progressive. They also told me that I need to be more socially involved. They are so right, I don't go out very often. To help me get started, they wrote up a preliminary list of really cool groups that they thought I could join. For some reason, they told me not to write in my journal in public or show people the tape recorder I use, especially with these new groups. I need so much guidance in being a good American. But I learn so much every day!
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