Once again, the Partiot Act is in the news. This law with the very noble sounding name is rapidly turning out to be anything but patriotic in the effect it has on our freedoms and civil liberties. One of the things that opponents of the Patriot Act warned of was the threat that the sweeping powers that the act grants would be misused. These warnings have proven to be all too true. The problem with things like this is that once released, it is very difficult and often impossible to put the Djinn back into the bottle.
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Critics: Patriot Act Warnings Come to Fruition
Saturday, November 22, 2003
By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
WASHINGTON - Critics of the Patriot Act say the 2001 law, which was intended to enhance police powers to track terrorists, has recently been misused to investigate a political scandal in Las Vegas.
The same folks who warned that provisions in the Patriot Act are too far-reaching and could infringe on the civil liberties of regular Americans say the Las Vegas case is the first - but certainly not the last - example of federal law enforcement using its broadened surveillance powers to prosecute domestic criminals who do not threaten national security.
"It would seem to me the fact that the FBI is wasting any time at all prosecuting strip club owners is good news for terrorists," said George Getz, national spokesman for the Libertarian Party, which is calling for the repeal of the Patriot Act, passed shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Full Article: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,103812,00.html
Christians! Here is news that will make the Prophecy Alert hairs stand up on the back of your neck and send chills of "The time is short" running up and down your spine. All I can say is "Just Say No" to Biochip Implants!!!
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Bio-chip implant arrives for cashless transactions
Announcement at global security confab unveils syringe-injectable ID microchip
Posted: November 21, 2003
7:42 p.m. Eastern
By Sherrie Gossett
© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com
At a global security conference held today in Paris, an American company announced a new syringe-injectable microchip implant for humans, designed to be used as a fraud-proof payment method for cash and credit-card transactions.
The chip implant is being presented as an advance over credit cards and smart cards, which, absent biometrics and appropriate safeguard technologies, are subject to theft, resulting in identity fraud.
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Be alert Christians! The time is indeed short.