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$1 Billion, 10 Year Contract to Compile Biometric Database

In the last nearly eight years of the Bush administration our privacy has rapidly eroded under the name of safety and terrorism. 9/11 was a God’s boon to the current administration, if not for that event what would Bush and his cronies have done to keep them occupied and ride out the term, and in the process institute all forms of laws that scare, terrorize and evade the privacy and lives of the people living right here in the U.S.

Many industries have sprung out to help the government with it’s unauthorized and illegal activities. This is not something new but it just seems to be at a heightened level now that the FBI is expected to announce the awarding of a $1 billion, 10 year contract to help create the database that will compile an array of biometric information ranging from palm prints to eye scans. Apart from the fingerprints FBI will be matching, comparing and combining biometric information like palm-prints, scans, tattoos, iris eye patterns and even facial shapes.

Any technology is fallible including this and the combination of human error with people working and processing all this technology will invariably lead to thousands of innocent people being harassed, sentenced and even silenced (for ever). Privacy advocates concerns are genuine and valid but their voices and actions seems so puny and weak compared to the “Big Brother” elephant who has and will trample all that and all those who come its way. With all this infallible technology how come the administration has not been able to track down and capture the one man, (the mission behind the evil wars or the wars against evil – it all depends on how you look at it) Bin Laden?

Hopefully, with a change in the government regime, the next head of the executive branch will have more compassion, knowledge and common sense to make an effort to distinguish between what is right and wrong, ethical and unethical and undo the evil precedent that has been set.


February 4, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Our only hope is that Ron Paul is elected President. He knows what’s going on and refuses to let it happen without a fight!



    Comment by N | February 4, 2008 | Reply

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