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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

REAL IDiotic

Congratulations, Amerika! We are one big step closer to being a police state. Yesterday the Senate passed a bill giving aWol $82 billion MORE to continue the destruction of Iraq. What's worse, attached to the bill was the "REAL ID" act. (The Village Voice explains the many things wrong with this huge step towards a national ID card.) What's even worse, our Congress is so spineless that they refused to oppose the bill BECAUSE it was attached to the $82 billion Iraq boondoggle.

One possibility raised by "REAL ID" is that states will go to using RFID chips in driver's licenses. This would make your location trackable anyplace that has an RFID reader and when you're carrying your driver's license. Welcome to Oceania, Mr. Smith.