Fridays are always good for shock headlines...

Barry Shein bzs at world.std.com
Mon Jul 10 20:10:42 UTC 2006


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

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On July 10, 2006 at 13:54 bzs at WORLD.STD.COM (Barry Shein) wrote:
 > 
 > 
 > On July 8, 2006 at 03:04 fergdawg at netzero.net (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!



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