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  •  Let's face it (none)
    JPEN is a network that allows people to input garbage. GIGO .. Garbage in, garbage out.

    Heck it's even worse than here, there appears to be no rating system, either!  </snark>  

    As others have stated, it is troubling to contemplate that information casually obtained without any real significance can be used as justification to expand surveillance activities, get one listed on the No Fly List, or perhaps renditioned to Gitmo.

    I don't doubt for one moment that this type of information is being used improperly: without clear guidlines and restrictions, techonology is always pushed to the limit, or over it.

    JPEN from a technological aspect is nothing compared to some of the high tech sifting and sorting of audio, video and data records available.

    We should be very worried about the structure of the military, industry and government that allow these types of things to happen.

    In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. Dwight D Esienhower

    "Rovus Vulgaris Americanus" nasty soon-to-be-indicted co-conspirator. -7.63, -9.59

    by shpilk on Fri Jan 06, 2006 at 09:28:18 AM PST

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