September 29th, 2008

News

Honestly, I expected Big Brother to be a little more competent.

Hey, remember when they rushed the Patriot Act through Congress, since it was a giant emergency, and it turns out they snuck in a bunch of measures that wouldn't have stood up to regular scrutiny?

The bailout bill currently contains a national fingerprint registry. (Courtesy takaal.) Because, you know, that's what's going to bolster our economy ASAP. Odd how that hasn't made the news in the summaries.

(Full text of the bill here, also courtesy takaal.)

[UPDATE: And that part got scrapped. Yay!]