[ExI] fbi expands dna database

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 22:19:51 UTC 2009

BillK wrote:
Now everybody is a suspect criminal as well. You just haven't been
caught yet. Or possibly, you haven't committed a crime yet, but we
will get ready for when you do. There is no escape. Build more
prisons! It's an expanding industry.

And the advancing "countdown to The Singularity" technology is going to be
put to use spying on the law abiding citizenry for matters of "national
security."  "1984" and "Brave New World" may happen yet...

There was a Mad TV (a comedy variety show) skit where two politicians are
trying to outdo each other in their "tough on crime" election commercials.
Finally, they get to the extreme point where they are saying heinous
criminals were once children, and so we must lock up all kids before they
possibly grow up to get away with committing crimes!  And of course
Southpark has had some good episodes about stuff like this.

I went through an airport security checkpoint several months ago and was
picked out for extra screening.  I found it humorous when I was told it was
completely random and that I should not take it personally.  I was wearing a
"scary" biker-type t-shirt and jeans.  But later when I flew home and
dressed up a bit, another guy not so well dressed was pulled aside.  I guess
bad guys always dress down...

What I find really amusing is the prospect that only cops and law
enforcement officials are trustworthy! lol  They of course only have to sign
in, and then board with their weapon.  And then there is the matter of how
many cops only seem to trust other cops.  Considering all the police
corruption going on, I would think an honest cop would find a good
percentage of his fellow officers very suspect.

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