Quothe Jeff Hellige, from writings of Sun, Apr 21, 2002 at 09:07:40AM +0500:
The US government is considering using MS Passport
for a national online
ID system...more scary stuff...
Wow, that Orwellian article reeks of Big Brother!
However, that's not surprising considering that the majority of
modern-day U.S. politicians are greedy b*stards lacking in
intellect---they dislike liberty and freedom, and are interested only
in the higest paying special interest groups (e.g. - very large
corporations), sex scandals (involvement in and making issues out of),
passing insipid laws, bilking the citizens out of their income and
property, and partaking in religious warfare. It's also interesting
how Micro$oft got off the hook in the anti-trust suit once Little
Georgie "the anti-intellect" Bush'em replaced Slick Willie & Kooky
Hillary & Co. as chief executive loon (or is that goon or both:
gloon?) of the U.S.
*** The question of most relevance to this group: if any of this goes
through, will we be prevented from using classic systems, or even
non-Microsoft systems period, to access the Internet? It appears that
they have the long-range goal of requiring people to be
"authenticated," using Micro$lothware, in order to use the 'net for
anything, and hence, trace who does what where and when, and keep
better track of who says what. It also looks like an attempt to stike
a fatal blow to the use of free software in the U.S., notably free
operating systems, e-mail software and Apache, etc.
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