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Laptop Data Searched On Entering Into Usa

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#1 yano


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Posted 24 October 2006 - 09:34 PM


Guess we lost our right to our privacy, completely. Next thing you know, we'll be "vaporized" like in 1984.

Solution: I'd set up a boot-up password on my laptop, along with the Microsoft Data encryption available in Windows XP. Plus use some type of encryption software like (http://www.udel.edu/pnpi/tools/encrypt/win/axcrypt/index.html) for individual files.

You could e-mail the files to yourself and then wipe your hard drive with software and a big magnet. However the government (USA) would still read your e-mail.

I swear next thing you know, you'll be arrested for joking about the war in Iraq or joking about marijuana and you'll be "vaporized" overnight....

I am scared now...

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:51 AM

It's the USA PATRIOT Act and The New World Order. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_world_order
We have to live with these kind of things that scares all of us. :thumbsup:
I only hope Mr. Bush doesn't win next November elections. :flowers:

Edited by Darthy, 26 October 2006 - 12:01 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:17 PM

We are selling out our Bill of Rights and cherished legal protections one by one "for our own good." You should be scared, Yano, very scared about what we are letting happen. We are throwing away what has taken literally hundreds of years and many lives to achieve in a matter of a decade.

Edited by jgweed, 26 October 2006 - 12:19 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:28 PM

Land of the free is no more is it?

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:07 PM

I want to go to Switzerland! :thumbsup:

They are the only country on the face of the Earth with "direct democracy." Source

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 05:22 PM

Thanks for the link, it really does sound like a great system Switzerland has. Imagine! Politicians having to answer directly - and immediately - to the people and without waiting till the end of their term while hoping in the interim people will have forgotten or simply become complacent once again.

Perhaps a lot of the problems arise, at least here in Canada, simply because we don't know what to do to change things, on an individual basis.

Do know that if we ran our family finances or our small businesses like the government does, most of us would be declaring bankrupcy in no time! (And after all, although our governments often seem to forget this, they really are 'running a business' -the business of ensuring each and every tax dollar is spent wisely and based on sound judgement, just like in a 'real business' out there in the 'real world').
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