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Bush’s shadow still looms over the justice department.

President Obama, as soon as he took over the office issued  memos to designed to improve the federal government’s openness and transparency. The first memo instructs all agencies and departments to “adopt a presumption in favor” of Freedom of Information Act requests, while the second memo orders the director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue recommendations on making the federal government more transparent.

In-spite  of Obama’s directive, the justice department is still trying to shield the dirty secrets and methodologies of the Bush administration, which was one of the worst administrations in the history of this country. It was a sham democracy, and the administration conducted more terrorizing activities under the pretext of security than any terrorists from outside the country. All the freedoms and values that this country was built on were cast aside without any recourse. Organization like the EFF, the ACLU and others tried their best to resist these by filing law suits and bringing these issues and activities in the open to create public awareness.

The Bush Justice Department said it would use any legitimate legal argument to defend withholding records from the public.The Obama administration is just advocating the opposite and seeking openness and disclosure, but we might just never come to know the dirty secrets of the past administration. The silver lining is that it is the past administration and thank God it is over and hopefully we don’t have to be subjected to humiliating treatment each time we are in the public for the simple reason that we look different or that our name sounds different.

February 18, 2009 Posted by | Executive Privilege, Security, Surveillance | Leave a comment

RFID Chips to track kids.

Schools in United Kingdom are starting to train their kids at this young age to feel and act like criminals by tagging their school uniforms with RFID chips. Most people’s behavior patterns are based on how they have been programmed while young.

By inserting these chip in the kids uniforms the children will start feeling like criminals and every little movement of theirs will be recorded. These children will be walking around being paranoid, needlessly feeling guilty about innocent behavior which could be stated as against the school’s policy and start to think and act like criminals. Why should a child’s movement be under surveillance and why should their childhood and innocence be ripped away from them? What happened to the joy of student-teacher relationship, meaning of trust and dependability?

Did the generations before not run schools without using all these gizmo’s and are schools or the students better now then before? No, not really and there are ways around any gadget and the human mind always finds ways to maintain independence and freedom. Like one student mentioned it is easier now to play truant, just ask someone else to carry your shirt.

Next, to overcome that students might be inserted with these RFID chips under their skin. By the way as I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts some companies in the US do that to track the movements of their employees. Now the real question is why should any ordinary citizens movements be tracked for whatever reason and why are we allowing it to happen?

October 26, 2007 Posted by | privacy, RFID chips, Surveillance | Leave a comment