Ben Swann: We’ve all heard about the NSA spying scandal. The National Security Agency reading every email, listening to every phone, gathering every text message, on hundreds of millions of Americans.
I’m Ben Swann.
Have you ever wondered how the NSA collects all that info? Well, they have this massive facility in Utah. It cost 1.5 billion dollars, is 1.5 million square feet, and has another 2 billion in hardware and software inside. All of it to listen in and collect every phone call and text message sent from every cell phone in America.
But, is there any way to stop it? Actually, yes, and it wouldn’t take an act of Congress or a Presidential order.
Let me tell you about this.
The NSA has created this monstrosity of a facility in Utah. It’s not only in Utah. The NSA has spying facilities in Texas, Washington, Colorado, Hawaii, Tennessee, Georgia and West Virginia. What all these facilities have in common is that, in order to gather trillions of bits of information, candidly it’s even more than that, on hundreds of millions of people, the NSA needs massive supercomputers.
Now, stay with me.
Have you ever run the GPS on your phone for too long, and it got really hot? Imagine running all of these supercomputers day and night. They get really hot, really fast. So, how do you keep them cool? By pumping millions of gallons of water.
In the Utah spy center, the computers there alone require 1.7 million gallons of water every day. That’s not every month, that’s every day.
So, one group, the 10th Amendment Center, has a plan. If you want to control the NSA spying, don’t go to Congress, or the President, because let’s face it, no matter which party is in power, the NSA keeps growing. Instead, just turn off their water.
It simply says that those states cannot provide their much-needed water, and other natural resources, for Federal facilities run by the NSA.
The answer is stunningly simple. No water equals no NSA data center.