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Nothing Better to Do – The NSA Goes After Parody T-Shirts

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Throughout history, one of the ways in which the human spirit has overcome or dealt with the brutish forces of authoritarian regimes has been through the use of humor. As such, it is no surprise that clever Americans from sea to shining sea have figured out ways to mock the NSA while also making a dollar or two. One of these folks is Dan McCall, founder of politically themed T-shirt company Liberty Maniacs. Several days after the spy scandal erupted, Dan created a shirt that read NSA: The only part of the government that actually listens.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Well son of a bitch, it is against the law kinda:

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY ACT OF 1959
PL 86-36

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/nsaact1959.htm

Sec. 15. (a) No person may, except with the written permission of the Director of the National Security Agency, knowingly use the words 'National Security Agency', the initials 'NSA', the seal of the National Security Agency, or any colorable imitation of such words, initials, or seal in connection with any merchandise, impersonation, solicitation, or commercial activity in a manner reasonably calculated to convey the impression that such use is approved, endorsed, or authorized by the National Security Agency. (b) Whenever it appears to the Attorney General that any person is engaged or is about to engage in an act or practice which constitutes or will constitute conduct prohibited by subsection (a), the Attorney General may initiate a civil proceeding in a district court of the United States to enjoin such act or practice. Such court shall proceed as soon as practicable to the hearing and determination of such action and may, at any time before final determination, enter such restraining orders or prohibitions, or take such other action as is warranted, to prevent injury to the United States or to any person or class of persons for whose protection the action is brought. (Added Pub. L. 97-89, title VI, Sec. 603, Dec. 4, 1981, 95 Stat. 1156.)

see also: http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/08/31/national-security-agency-parody-shirts

Comment by Ed Price
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Could sell the program so that folks could print the iron-on on their laser printers.


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