Friday, July 18, 2008

The Totally Girlie Blog

Blog Queen Lesley (The Debris Field, UFO Magazine blog, Beyond the Dial, Machine Elf, so many more!) has a new blog: The Totally Girlie Blog. She very kindly asked me to contribute now and then, and I do...check it out for things on lip gloss, shoes, and why housework is so. .. just so. . . horrible.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dahlings, Big Brother Is Here! Wake UP!

More scary news from DHS. That's Department of Homeland Security. According to this article from the Washington Times, the DHS wants every airline passenger to wear an "Electronic ID Bracelet." To be worn from the moment you have your ticket -- in fact, it will replace the boarding pass -- to the moment you disembark. But wait, there's more. The "bracelet" (just what I want to finish off my stunning traveling outfit) will also:

• contain personal information about the traveler

• be able to monitor the whereabouts of each passenger and his/her luggage

• shock the wearer on command, completely immobilizing him/her for several minutes ( Want some torture with your peanuts?, P. Jeffrey Black and Jeffrey Denning.)

However, the DHS responded and insisted this "bracelet" would only be used in a hijacking situation. Meaning, they wouldn't be activated. Moot point, mon amis.

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