Thursday, May 11, 2006

A Rant

To fill the promise of the header, here goes one, today was a rest day, so be it.

The Phone companies are giving all of the records of calls from you and I to the government. Well this is a nice way to say, we can do what we want and you can complain, but we can say, oh nothing bad is happening, WTF? Why do they need to do this? What do they gain. Where does it end. Don't give me any of that, If you got nothing to hide crap, that is not the point, our liberties are being walked on, it starts here and keeps going. Look at the Patriot act and the access it requires to Library records, The ALA (which i occasionally am a member of) has a code of ethics. number 3 is bing trampled
We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.
let the law come with a warrant if they want it. The patriot act, isn't. It makes all the things the government had to do to prove getting info was valid, go away. They Gov't puts people behind bars without charges, without representation and without fair trial.

I am all for defending ourselves, but how can you defend stepping on our freedoms. Ronald Reagan helped put Sadam into his strong power position, helped set up his technology of war. We made the talinban strong, we trained Bin Laden, We put Noriega in power, when all of these people started using what they learned against US instead of others, we took exception.

Iraq seems to be getting worse, every day many die, many of different backgrounds and nationalities. Mission Acomplished? Job Done? What?

Everyone complaining about Gas prices, I say jack them to 5 bucks a gallon, why does anyone need a jacked up King Cab diesel truck to commute to work? Check out I-15 how mant compact cars do you see, i think it is 50/50 and few of the Big Ass Trucks have more than 1 person in them.

Tha 97 Civic works wonders on the gas tank.

When will we take it back? When will we say that tax cuts in a time of record defecits (When CHhina, CHINA owns our debt) is not a good idea. When will we realize those in need in our backyard need attention. When will we pay our teachers instead of cutting their pay while talking about how we need to improve education.

When. It is up to us, you don't have to agree with me, but you have to see that something is wrong. Something is wrong.

Lava Rama Satrday, leave it on the trail I will.

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