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"Chuck Norris doesn't read books; he stares them down until he gets the information he wants out of them."
- ChuckNorrisFactsdotcom

Tuesday, April 08, 2003
Grrrrrrr. I (for the most part,) agree with what the govt is doing internationally. I hate what they're doing domestically.

This guy has a really frightening column on the subject.
"Liberties ebbed and flowed in America's past. Leaders curbed liberties, with the public's often ignorant endorsement, in times of crisis. But the rights tended to come back when the crises ended.

The fabled pendulum of liberty may not swing back this time. Why?

For one thing, the damage that one evil or deranged person or group can cause has grown. Even if America somehow persuades all Islamic radicals that we are a good and just society, there will still be some evil and deranged people who will try to wreck things and lives in spectacular ways. In other words, the ``war on terrorism'' can't possibly end.

Moreover, the architecture of tomorrow is being embedded with the tools of a surveillance society: ubiquitous cameras; the creation and linking of all manner of databases; insecure networks; and policies that invite abuse. They are being put into place by an unholy, if loose, alliance of government, private industry and just plain nosy regular folks...


The Bush administration's attitude, assisted by a Congress that long since abandoned any commitment to liberty, is that government has the right to know absolutely everything about you and that government can violate your fundamental rights with impunity as long as the cause is deemed worthy.

You, on the other hand, have absolutely no right to know what the government is doing in your name and with your money, unless the information is deemed harmless by people who have every motive to cover up misdeeds. Bush and his people have turned secrecy into a mantra, and too few people recognize the danger that poses to our freedoms, much less our pocketbooks."

(both links poached from instapundit)

posted by Rachel 4/08/2003
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Jer: something about your blog pisses off Macs. The box that the actual text of your posts is in always errors out, but now it doesn't just error out it links to the Disney online site. What is going on? Have you become a Disney affiliate?

Crat: Back me up on this, can you see his blog from your iBook?

posted by Rachel 4/08/2003
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I have such a hatred for people who panic while driving. Old people who can't figure out if they want to turn into a driveway from a busy thoroughfare. People who drive in the far right lane and then freak out when people try to merge in from a ramp and slam on the brakes and end up going 30 on the freeway... I hate those people.

posted by Rachel 4/08/2003
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Wow Bekki finally tears off on a
rant.

PS. Bekki: your archive is hosed.

posted by Rachel 4/08/2003
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Oh it's too funny! See, I knew the anti-war folks didn't have to be painfully cliched and boring.

posted by Rachel 4/08/2003
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