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Feb27-06, 09:27 PM
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Sarcastic or not (sarcastic, meaning you know it was absurd...), the second sentence was both, considering that it followed a personal comment about me. Clearly it was meant to imply that that is the direction I would (or my ideas would) take things.
A comment about you? When did I say it was your view? By we I meant the government's use of the data, so clearly it was not directed at you. Did you read turbo-1 post #6? How are you comparing that to a mall security? Are your medical files already available information? Thank god mine are not.

"If the Homeland Security Act is not amended before passage, here is what will happen to you:
"Every purchase you make with a credit card, every magazine subscription you buy and medical prescription you fill, every Web site you visit and e-mail you send or receive, every academic grade you receive, every bank deposit you make, every trip you book and every event you attend -- all these transactions and communications will go into what the Defense Department describes as 'a virtual, centralized grand database.'

"To this computerized dossier on your private life from commercial sources, add every piece of information that government has about you -- passport application, driver's license and bridge toll records, judicial and divorce records, complaints from nosy neighbors to the F.B.I., your lifetime paper trail plus the latest hidden camera surveillance -- and you have the supersnoop's dream: a "Total Information Awareness" about every U.S. citizen.

"This is not some far-out Orwellian scenario. It is what will happen to your personal freedom in the next few weeks if John Poindexter gets the unprecedented power he seeks."
Look who is heading this program, a guy who went to jail for abusing his powers in the Iran-contra scandal. Look at whats going on right now with the administration and the Illegal wire tappings. And you want to honestly sit there and tell me they will play by the rules?