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[ale] FURTHER OT: GPS/nav units?



I watched the movie "The Lives of Others" yesterday.  It was an Oscar
winner for Best Foreign Film.  It dealt with the East German Stasi
pre-wall-fall.  

Interestingly the Stasi's motto was given as "We want to know
everything".  

Having a government that wants to keep track of all your phone calls
(without a warrant) and intercept international phone calls (also
without a warrant) sounds a lot like it is getting to the Stasi motto. 

Too bad the Senate sold us out on Dubya's illegal activities and
provided retroactive immunity for AT&T and others that colluded with
him.  One can only hold the House will continue to hold back on this
provision at least.

-----Original Message-----
From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
Geoffrey
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:51 AM
To: ale at ale.org
Subject: Re: [ale] OT: GPS/nav units?

Sid Lane wrote:
> hey,
> 
> am thinking about getting one of these but thought this might be a
good
> group from which to solicit advice.
> 
> basically I'd like to know if one brand generally better than any
other, are
> the more expensive models worth the cost, etc.
> 
> also, does anyone know about the "tinfoil hat" factor w/these?  are
there
> models that can they be "flushed"/purged by the owner?  I remember
seeing
> that the FBI used one against someone in a murder case and while I
certainly
> have no such plans I figure in post-9/11 Soviet USA the less info the
govt
> has access to the better...

Soviet USA???

Have you ever lived in the Soviet Union?

You actually think that's a fair comparison?

-- 
Until later, Geoffrey

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
  - Benjamin Franklin
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