Tuesday, October 24, 2006:
It just doesn't seem to be slowing down at all in Britain. They are hell bent to have a nanny society. Now they are planning to require pub and club owners to further require each patron to have his or her fingerprints scanned and to show ID every single time the patron buys a drink. The database would be for the police.
At this pace, it won't be long before they'll video and audio and other surveillance required in every room of every persons home. There is to be zero privacy.
This is not the way to get people to behave.
The UK doesn't have a monopoly on budding fascism though.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Now we find that the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that US Customs has the authority to "seize and copy the contents of any laptop carried across a U.S. border."
You are a US citizen standing on US soil. You are not suspected of any crime. You have a clean record. However, because you've just come back from another country, the contents of your travel computer are subject to warrantless search and seizure. That means any personal and private contents will be snooped into by the government. That's unconstitutional.
What is the matter with the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals? They're fascists.