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  •  Just Making a list (4+ / 0-)

    Nothing to worry about. They are just making a list of "Subjects" for future "Protective Custody".
    It is, after all, for your own good. You could be a
    terrorist and not even know it.

    If my history is correct, the Germans used card tabulating machines manufactured by IBM. Today we have "Non-Invasive" methods like Facial recognition
    software and RFID chips. That's REAL progress.

    •  Funny you mention "Protective Custody" (2+ / 0-)
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      sockpuppet, StrayCat

      That's how the Gestapo worked.  If you ended up on their shitlist, they would come and take you in the night, interrogate you, and "ask" that you sign a paper requesting you be placed in protective custody "for your own safety."  They would torture you, beating the hell out of every part of your body, except your hands, which were left intact so you could sign the protective custody request.

      Of course, "Protective Custody" usually was in such lovely resort spots as Auschwitz or Bergen Belsen...

      Just how long will it be before the Bush government escalates to such tactics?

      Waster of electrons, unlawful enemy combatant.

      by meldroc on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 09:37:57 AM PDT

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      •  Two weeks from next Tuesday. (0+ / 0-)

        They start with the middle-of-the-night shit.

        It will, of course, begin after 1:00 A.M. so there will not be any measurable drop in people watching TV commercials.

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