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(Snopes)   In case you wondered why a government agency tracks Santa on Christmas Eve   (snopes.com) divider line 25
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2013-12-04 11:55:08 AM  
He knows when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows what you've been up to
Santa is the NSA poster child
 
2013-12-04 11:56:16 AM  
Red suit? Check.
Looks like Karl Marx? Check.

COMMIE!!!
 
2013-12-04 11:56:25 AM  
Oh to have seen the look on that first caller's face! Poor kid.
 
2013-12-04 11:58:53 AM  
in before keep government out of my Santa
 
2013-12-04 12:02:07 PM  

Shaggy0717: in before keep government out of my Santa


Too late. They've militarized him now.
To lazy to search for the story but everyone is all butt-hurt  that santa gets a fighter escort this year.
 
2013-12-04 12:03:59 PM  
Over 1,000 people in NORAD being paid to track Santa Claus every year...THANKS OBAMA
 
2013-12-04 12:08:13 PM  

abhorrent1: Shaggy0717: in before keep government out of my Santa

Too late. They've militarized him now.
To lazy to search for the story but everyone is all butt-hurt  that santa gets a fighter escort this year.


Butt-hurt because they won't think of the elves?  Won't someone think of the elves?
 
2013-12-04 12:12:56 PM  
Maybe this year, in addition to NORAD tracking Santa, we can get the transcripts of his telephone calls courtesy of the NSA.

Maybe Wikileaks can release the Nice and Naughty lists as well.
 
2013-12-04 12:15:43 PM  
CLAUSTRAILS!
 
2013-12-04 12:24:59 PM  
Goodness. I really hate the whole Santa thing (play along for my kiddo, but it gives me the same skeevy feeling religion does), but this whole story makes me smile.
 
2013-12-04 12:31:17 PM  

safeforwork: Goodness. I really hate the whole Santa thing (play along for my kiddo, but it gives me the same skeevy feeling religion does), but this whole story makes me smile.


We really don't play up Santa at my house, but we always track him with NORAD.
 
2013-12-04 12:31:52 PM  

Shaggy0717: abhorrent1: Shaggy0717: in before keep government out of my Santa

Too late. They've militarized him now.
To lazy to search for the story but everyone is all butt-hurt  that santa gets a fighter escort this year.

Butt-hurt because they won't think of the elves?  Won't someone think of the elves?



Know who ELSE thought of the elves?

i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-04 12:40:37 PM  
I remember getting updates on his progress over KSL.com with their regular NORAD reports.

that's when i learned what NORAD, ICBM's, bombers, and how evil Russia was.

/ahh nostalgia.
 
2013-12-04 12:42:27 PM  
This is a cute story, and an even cuter Christmas tradition. I remember when my two children were young, we would watch the NORAD reports on TV on Christmas Eve and they would get so excited. It's also an excellent tool to get the kiddies into bed that night, because they know Santa is near and everyone knows that Santa doesn't come to your house unless you're in bed and asleep!
 
2013-12-04 12:42:35 PM  
As Santa believing kids in the late 50's and early 60's we would stay up on Christmas Eve until the 10 o'clock news came on. The last story of the night was the government announcement that they were tracking an unidentified flying object detected over the North Pole and heading south. They even showed the radar. Only then would we put out the milk and cookies and carrots and head off to bed.
 
2013-12-04 12:53:32 PM  
The persons in our government were well trained at lying to the American public, this service and the impromptu birth of it would have been second nature for them.
 
2013-12-04 12:55:15 PM  
They track Santa to make sure he pays taxes on every toy.
 
2013-12-04 01:05:44 PM  

catmandu: As Santa believing kids in the late 50's and early 60's we would stay up on Christmas Eve until the 10 o'clock news came on. The last story of the night was the government announcement that they were tracking an unidentified flying object detected over the North Pole and heading south. They even showed the radar. Only then would we put out the milk and cookies and carrots and head off to bed.


Old and busted: Leaving Santa milk and cookies.  New hotness: Leaving Santa some biatches.
 
2013-12-04 01:09:05 PM  
I never did the NORAD tracker thing and I always wondered how you'd handle seeing Santa in your general area but moving away and no presents under the tree? Just tell the kids he is going to swing by on his way home?
 
2013-12-04 01:17:39 PM  
Um, because the government tracks EVERYONE?
 
2013-12-04 01:37:48 PM  

tommyl66: I never did the NORAD tracker thing and I always wondered how you'd handle seeing Santa in your general area but moving away and no presents under the tree? Just tell the kids he is going to swing by on his way home?


Friends who really get into it have always tracked him until they see him 'in the general area' then shuffle the kids off to bed, because 'he won't stop unless they're asleep'.
 
2013-12-04 02:39:56 PM  

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: This is a cute story, and an even cuter Christmas tradition. I remember when my two children were young, we would watch the NORAD reports on TV on Christmas Eve and they would get so excited. It's also an excellent tool to get the kiddies into bed that night, because they know Santa is near and everyone knows that Santa doesn't come to your house unless you're in bed and asleep!


It's an excellent tool to get the kiddies to believe that the government was on their side, too.
 
2013-12-04 02:56:48 PM  
I hear the NSA has taken over his naughty/nice list duties.
 
vpc
2013-12-04 04:49:59 PM  
Old and busted: Leaving Santa milk and cookies.  New hotness: Leaving Santa some biatches.

We always left out a salad and a beer. A salad because he needs something healthy after all those cookies (and he can share with the reindeer) and a beer, because, well... Santa gets tired of milk too.
 
2013-12-04 08:30:28 PM  
They track him because he's real, you haters.
 
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