This is what happens when you refuse to recognize the dangers of social promotions and let someone start a blog anyway (emphasis added):
Can anyone tell me why this program is a matter of public interest? The monitoring is done overseas, and does not involve monitoring purely domestic transactions (although I wouldn’t see the problem if it did).
And from the very article to which said wankers link (emphasis again added):
While many of those transactions have occurred entirely on foreign soil, officials have also been keenly interested in international transfers of money by individuals, businesses, charities and other organizations under suspicion inside the United States, officials said. A small fraction of Swift's records involve transactions entirely within this country, but Treasury officials said they were uncertain whether any had been examined.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Unless it's one of these folks. Then it's just a terrible thing.