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Re: Fridays are always good for shock headlines...
I apologize, my note (appended below) was intended for another list which was also discussing this article. I hope no one was seriously injured. -Barry Shein The World | [email protected] | http://www.TheWorld.com Purveyors to the Trade | Voice: 800-THE-WRLD | Login: Nationwide Software Tool & Die | Public Access Internet | SINCE 1989 *oo* On July 10, 2006 at 13:54 [email protected] (Barry Shein) wrote: > > > On July 8, 2006 at 03:04 [email protected] (Fergie) wrote: > > [snip] > > > > The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet > > service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance > > and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for > > eavesdropping, CNET News.com has learned. > > I say: Double-plus ungood! > > I guess they can mandate whatever in hell they want in the name of > catching bad guys, anything. > > It should remind us why those "obnoxious" folks from the ACLU et al > really need to have a more balanced influence. > > -b > > P.S. In a somewhat unrelated but amusing chapter from the "Clear > Thinking in Jurisprudence" dept: > > The NY State Supreme Court last week tossed gay marriage as being > compelled by the state's constitution. > > One of the reasonings shot down was the assertion that there is any > problem with discrimination because the result forbids both straights > and gays from marrying same-sex, thus the result is non-discriminatory. > > I'll admit there may be arguments to be made on both sides but...WHEW!