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Re: Fridays are always good for shock headlines...

  • From: Barry Shein
  • Date: Mon Jul 10 14:19:51 2006

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!